No Celebration

This post is mostly for those with CPTSD.  Complex PTSD often, but not always, steeped in childhood abuse.  Sadly, one of the worst abusers can be your own mother.  Even more confusing is when that mother is sweet and wonderful to everyone except their targeted child.  Becomes even more confusing when some of the children…

What is Cognitive dissonance?

I wrestled with cognitive dissonance but I didn’t know what it was or why it was sooooo uncomfortable.  In counseling, I encountered extreme cognitive dissonance when my counselor tried to convince me I was a good person.  Most people believe they are a good person.  From the time I was small I was told repeatedly…

Teacher Appreciation

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”  Buddhist Proverb quotes I remembered this quote and thought of all the times I needed a teacher….I looked for them.  The hardest part was getting myself to the point of being ready to listen.  I believe the teachers are there all the time but I don’t…

Body memories

  Awareness of childhood sexual abuse “We only believe those thoughts which have been conceived not in the brain but in the whole body” – W.B. Yeats * The process triggered by working with the brain and the body in conjunction deepen cognitive development significantly in the areas of evaluating, analyzing, applying and remembering *…

Survival requires change

So does thriving. I am fascinated when two articles come together about the same time totally unconnected as to how I got them.  Facebook for one and an email for the other.  I am recognizing in myself a need for more change.  I equate my experience in counseling as doing something similar to changing my…