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hel7l7 · a day ago
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Can’t talk about it
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recoverr · 2 months ago
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this is the recovery bee popping in, gently booping your nose and landing on your shoulder to remind you that things will be okay, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now. you’re loved, you’re worthy and you’re important.
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selfcare-journey · a month ago
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I think it's hard, especially for those who were abused or neglected as children, to not internalize everything that happens to you as a personal failing, so here's your reminder today:
Some things are beyond your control or influence. It is not always your fault.
Just because someone hurt you, doesn't mean you deserved it.
Just because you did something wrong, doesn't mean you need to be punished.
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flutterbyfairy · 6 months ago
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reminder that anger isn't a bad emotion!! in fact, no emotions are inherently bad. your anger is usually trying to protect you. it's a part of you that wants you to be treated right. of course you should always consider your actions, and you may feel angry at someone that hasn't actually done anything wrong in which case you shouldn't lash out at them, but you're still allowed to feel angry. listen to your anger, sit with it, hear it out. maybe it's not always reasonable but that's not it's job. you're allowed to be angry.
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soft-spoonie · 3 months ago
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hey. it's okay to feel and express negative emotions. you're allowed to experience the entire array of emotions available to you. you do not have to silence these feelings.
negative emotions aren't at all pleasant to experience, but they often tell you something is wrong. and it's okay for something to be wrong. you don't have to be okay all the time.
you aren't doing anything wrong by not being okay or having complaints. especially if the cause of that is someone else committing a wrong against you. that isn't your fault. you don't need to don't punish yourself for something someone did to you.
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attainablerecovery · 2 months ago
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Free Trauma and Dissociation Books
This is the link to Google Drive folder containing these books. There is a list below of what is in the folder. Please consider reblogging so these resources are available.
Disclaimer: I have not read all of these to completion. I have not researched all the authors. Please do your own research if you have concerns.
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk MD
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker
Complex PTSD Recovery Workbook by Kimberly Callis
Complex PTSD Workbook by Arielle Schwartz
Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation by Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele, Onno van der Hart
EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation by James Knipe
Emotional Incest Syndrome: What to Do When a Parent’s Love Rules Your Life by Patricia Love, Jo Robinson
Got Parts? An Insider’s Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder by ATW
The Haunted Self by Onno Hart
Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self Alienation by Janina Fisher
In an Unspoken Voice How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine
Life After Trauma: A Workbook for Healing by Dena Rosenbloom, Mary Beth Williams, Barbara E. Watkins
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth by Glenn R. Schiraldi
The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms by Mary Beth Williams, Soili Poijula
Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders by James A. Chu
Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb, Christine Musello
Stoning Demons Book 1: Childhood Trauma is a Primer for Complex PTSD by Kimberly Callis
Stoning Demons Book 3: Physical Health and Complex PTSD by Kimberly Callis
The Stranger in the Mirror by Marlene Steinberg
Toxic Parents by Susan Forward, Craig Buck
Trauma and Recovery by Judith L. Herman
Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy by Pat Ogden
Waking the Tiger Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine
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furiousgoldfish · 4 months ago
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For all of you who are scared that if you don’t snap out of  trauma and start building your life now, your future will be lost forever - it won’t. 
I know it’s scary, I know it’s painful, watching everyone else progress, grabbing and making opportunities, while you’re stuck, in pain, dissociated, your brain refusing to do anything but seep panic into your blood - this will not be how you end. People start up their life at any age, everything will not be lost by the time you get yourself back. As long as you stay alive it will be right where you left it. The ‘regular’ progress of things doesn’t count in that you’re traumatized out of your mind before you even get to begin. They don’t count in the recovery time before you can chase a goalpost. You are not worse or inadequate in comparison to others - your reality demands a shift of expectations, and nobody acknowledges it. 
If your life had an uninvited trauma phase, it needs to have a recovery phase too. And you’re not alone. A lot of us are standing still, uncertain, and panicking. The strength we hold inside is unavailable and we don’t get to see it shine now, but we will. We will get to it. We will find everything good inside of us that nobody can see right now. Once we stand up, nothing is ever again going to stand in our way.
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recoverr · 2 months ago
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if you have had to drop out of college or school for any particular reason, be it financial or health related, i hope you know you are not a failure. i know many people have put an unbearable amount of pressure and emphasis on education and having a degree, but that is not a direct measure of your worth and your story as a person. it doesn’t make you less than anyone else and i can understand it is tempting to think otherwise, but it’s not shameful or wrong to take a break in your academic life to focus on other aspects of life that also need your care and attention.
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flutterbyfairy · 5 months ago
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i think sometimes it's so so so important to remember that you deserve love and you can give that love to yourself. that you don't need anyone else to give you permission to do something kind for yourself.
when you feel like everyone hates you and it all hurts, you can get yourself a snack and watch a show you love or draw or dance or read or sleep or listen to music or whatever it is that helps you feel relaxed and happy and you can enjoy it all by yourself. you can be gentle and let yourself feel whatever you feel.
treating yourself with kindness and doing something that makes you happy can be so revolutionary when you feel alone and distressed. we all need someone to look after us but sometimes that person can be ourself.
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