The Rise of the Trauma-Informed Mothers

  We did the best we could to undo the lessons neglect, physical and sexual violence taught us growing up. But no one told us that there would come a time when we’d have to start the work all over again, and that time would coincide with motherhood. The degree will vary, but survivors come … Continue reading The Rise of the Trauma-Informed Mothers

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New offering: Mothering Support

Mothering Support for caregivers living with Post Traumatic Stress with Joyelle Brandt my dream for you… I want you to know that you are not alone in what you are struggling with. I want you to know that you are not crazy or irrevocably broken. I want you to know your own strength. I want … Continue reading New offering: Mothering Support

On Preparing Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma For Parenthood

My entrance into motherhood can be compared to a soldier with PTSD re-entering a battlefield, only my battlefield existed inside my home, not a foreign territory. I am a survivor of prolonged childhood abuse and even though I worked extensively on my own recovery before choosing to have children, I was blindsided by the triggers … Continue reading On Preparing Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma For Parenthood

Parenting with PTSD: A Workshop Intended to Help Parenting Survivors Heal

It took aging in to a very restless soul before I went looking for and found others like me; women convinced they were “over” or “through” the ripple effects of childhood abuse, only to be blindsided by flashbacks, panic attacks and dangerous levels of hopelessness after becoming mothers. What I discovered and now aim to help others understand is how … Continue reading Parenting with PTSD: A Workshop Intended to Help Parenting Survivors Heal

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