Tag Archives: Childhood trauma

Looking back to move ahead

Are you equipped to walk with others through deep issues? Continue reading

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The painful cycles of self-hatred

Part of the complexity of self-hatred is that it rarely exists alone. It has cousins who keep close company. Continue reading

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Unresolved, pushed around, and burdened?

Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest… Continue reading

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A strong and accessible hope

As helplessness and hopelessness become dominant feelings the pain is sure to be multiplied to future generations.  Continue reading

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I tried to look normal on the outside

I especially had to conquer childhood fears. Being rejected and imperfect is my ultimate fear. I grew up with an unhealthy and unrealistic belief that I needed to be flawless to be loved. Continue reading

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Pick one line and share it

Some key lines from “The 18-Year Factor” by Steve Cornell ● Attachments to a painful past make it difficult to do well in the present. ● The narrow lens of yesterday’s loss doesn’t have to control the way you see … Continue reading

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Regrets and Bad memories

No matter the cause of your pain or who caused it, the healing process has common stages. Continue reading

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Verbal abuse and appearance bullying

Consider why childhood verbal abuse and appearance bullying often cast a long shadow over adult lives and make adult relationships difficult.
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How childhood experiences become enemies of true love

Fear and control function as a kind of glue that cements past and present with a strong potential of ruining the future. Continue reading

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Significant Disruptions of childhood

Children feel helpless and hopeless when traumatic experiences significantly disrupt the most formative years of life. Continue reading

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