Do you every feel like you're taking on way more than you should? I don't mean projects or tasks, I mean stress, guilt, blame, or shame for other people's problems or circumstances beyond your control. If you answered yes, you are not alone in this behavior. This week I talk about the ways our upbringing or past abuser/trauma can mold our core beliefs and lead us to feel as though we are responsible for others' feelings and problems above our own.
Everywhere we turn, we are told the key to success is consistency! Self-help books, speakers, coaches, bloggers, and while consistency can be a game changer for someone with an emotionally solid foundation, the expectation of consistency, while still living with trauma brain, can trigger anxiety and feelings of low self-efficacy. In this episode, I share the shift in perspective that has allowed me to experience real and sustainable change and healing.
Do you ever feel like anxiety, and living in survival mode is a regular part of existing post-trauma? Setting ourselves up for success is imperative to reducing triggers that throw us into chaotic existence and self-doubt. Renaming and reframing our perception of the physical sensations of stress and anxiety are techniques that can drastically reduce the collateral damage of living in survival mode, or dealing with chronic anxiety.
Ever feel like you KNOW exactly what you need to be doing, but just CAN'T bring yourself to do it? This week I share my take on this trait I've named Paralysis Procrastination, what it is, and why it is common to those of us with past trauma. This is the first of a multi-part series on setting ourselves up for success, to enable growth and healing.
Do you ever question why happiness is so elusive? Or even more disturbing, why chaos and discontent feel like the norm? In this episode I talk about why it can be so hard to expect and allow happiness into our lives after living in survival mode or experiencing complex trauma.
In this second episode of The HeART of Healing, I talk a about some of the struggles I face, and when it comes to opening myself up and feeling worthy and deserving of healing. In order to experience change, we need to FIRST be willing to ACCEPT positive change.
Sharing my healing journey as I seek to mend my heart and undo the lingering effects of complex trauma. This is the first of many episodes on healing from abuse and the loss of my daughter. As a single mom, I have not always been able to afford therapy, but connection is so imperative to the healing process. I am starting this podcast in the hopes of connecting with, and reaching other women who are on a similar journey.