Joyelle and Dawn on motherhood, shame and secrets

https://youtu.be/c5PzZS94aok   Dawn and Joyelle offer speaking and workshops on the following topics:   ACEs/Trauma 101 parenting after trauma trauma informed resilience building trauma informed care sexual abuse recovery body image Visit our SPEAKER PAGE for more information

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The Problem with ACEs Implementation

The Adverse Childhood Experiences study was ground-breaking in its recognition that childhood trauma impacts individuals across their lifespan. This was the big take-away, that adults are living with unrecognized and thus untreated physical, mental and emotional consequences that have massive detrimental impacts on their quality (and quantity) of life. And yet, when we see the … Continue reading The Problem with ACEs Implementation

Survivor’s State of Mind

By Dawn Daum Surviving in a detached state, the feels only penetrate so deep. Brain and body on high alert, a constant reminder of how fragile I am. I need reconstructive surgery on my bones, the broken foundation from which I’ve grown. Polarity exists more in my nervous system than in my mind. Thin skinned, hollowed … Continue reading Survivor’s State of Mind

New Resource: A Different Kind of Superhero

We are always looking for new resources to share with you, and today we have a great resource for parents with Dissociative Identity Disorder. I wasn't sure what to expect when I read this book, but I sure didn't expect that it would bring tears to my eyes. It was this page that really got … Continue reading New Resource: A Different Kind of Superhero

The Survivor’s Guide to the Holidays

To start, lower any expectations you have about creating the perfect family holiday to make up for your shitty childhood. Because let’s be honest, there is no making up for that. Let’s make the goal more realistic: just getting through it is fantastic.