Helping the Healing

Helping the Healing

I’m going to get real about helpers today.  Helpers can come in many forms.  They can be therapists, life coaches, energy workers, EFT practitioners, mentors and more.  All of these professionals have the potential to help trauma survivors.  But these relationships...
6 Steps to Overcoming Invalidation

6 Steps to Overcoming Invalidation

I haven’t met a survivor who hasn’t been invalidated as they have journeyed through their recovery process.  When we hear invalidating statements, it hits us hard.  But there is a way to make it less painful.  Believe it or not, invalidation is a process.  It isn’t a...
The Perfection In Being

The Perfection In Being

The Mask of Perfection When I was growing up, my parents wanted me to be perfect. They were very clear that I must exceed all standards. They wanted me to have perfect grades, perfect looks, perfect extracurricular activities. They pressured me to be the picture of...