Prevention makes a difference

Information is available if you know where to look on the signs and symptoms of child abuse. One of the more disturbing statistics is the one that I saw that stated over 50% of people with PTSD are child abuse survivors.  Even more disturbing is how high a percentage of children they suspect suffer from…

Visual description

I am always trying to look for ways to make concrete examples of abstract concepts.  I heard numerous times how I need to get back to what I was before trauma….problem…my trauma began when I was 5 years old.  I don’t think going back is a viable option for me.  I have a series of…

Temperament

Recently I had the opportunity to work with high school students talking about temperament.  We are all born with one.  It make get modified but there are some traits that are simply there.  The complication for the students was the reading used the same word two different ways which kept them from grasping the concept. …

Relentless

One of the hardest things to cope with PTSD/CPTSD/PTS,  whatever acronym you use, the darn thing is relentless.  Working with counselors, journal writing, groups, reading books, psychology methods, medication, whatever you throw at it……it tears at the edges of your life.  Ignore it for a time but it is always there.  Day and night.  No…

Little boy

Two version of: The Little Boy by Helen Buckley Once a little boy went to school. He was quite a little boy And it was quite a big school. But when the little boy Found that he could go to his room By walking right in from the door outside He was happy; And the…