Self Soothing Strategies for Parents and Kids

https://youtu.be/xRnZRbgqDcc   On those days when parenting is a struggle, it helps to have some soothing strategies on hand. Whether for you, or for your kids, or for all of you! Joyelle covers 4 simple techniques you can use throughout your day when you need to regulate an overstimulated nervous system. Learn simple ways for … Continue reading Self Soothing Strategies for Parents and Kids

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Preparing and Advocating for Medical Care as a Trauma Survivor

By Lara Donachie With all the health care changes and challenges in today’s society, going to the doctor or dentist is difficult enough for the average person. With a history of childhood or adolescent sexual trauma, a medical appointment can become re-traumatizing if not handled with care by the survivor and provider. Think about it, … Continue reading Preparing and Advocating for Medical Care as a Trauma Survivor

My Own Truth

by Lara Donachie About 19 years ago I came out as a lesbian, telling my family and friends was mostly smooth sailing except for the couple that I was afraid of disappointing. Even then I was pleasantly surprised at the love and acceptance that I received. My second "coming out" was telling everyone I am … Continue reading My Own Truth

Feeling Safe

by Lara Donachie excerpted from Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting Having children was one of the most purposeful choices I've made in my life. I think subconsciously I thought it might provide healing from the most recent assault on my body. People questioned whether I should wait until I worked … Continue reading Feeling Safe

Guest post: PTSD VERSUS COMPLEX PTSD with Kizzie of OOTS

My name is Kizzie and I am the founder of Out of the Storm (OOTS), an online support/ discussion forum and web site for people affected by Complex PTSD. OOTS started in August 2014 with three members and has grown to almost six thousand in the past four years. It’s unfortunate that there are so … Continue reading Guest post: PTSD VERSUS COMPLEX PTSD with Kizzie of OOTS