The Ultimate Guide for Daughters
“Sure, Mom… me too. See you soon.”
You hang up the phone and a tsunami of anxiety sweeps over you.
You look around, and the cosy kitchen feels suddenly distant and unreal, as if you’re looking through a dirty glass. So does your hand, still clutching the phone – is it even your hand?
Have you ever had to do something so unpleasant that the thought alone would send your anxiety through the roof?
The very idea of doing it has the power to set your skin on fire, deprive you of sleep, and highjack your thoughts. Your heart jumps frantically as if it wants to break out of your body and hide somewhere safe. [Read more…]
Do you like watching National Geographic?
Then you have seen animals playing dead in order to stay alive.
They drop down and freeze until the danger is over. Not the usual fight or flight reaction, wouldn’t you say?
I’ve seen it in a real life, and here’s the story. [Read more…]
Complex Trauma and Depersonalization/Derealization
Have you ever been daydreaming?
In the middle of a redundant office meeting? Driving home on “autopilot” or while cooking a family dinner?
I bet you have.
Nearly everyone has this kind of experience at least ones in a lifetime.
But what if you find yourself stuck in a dream world unable to escape? [Read more…]
Traumatic experiences are often lost in time and concealed by shame, secrecy, and social taboo. – Vincent J. Felitti, MD
Exhausted, you fall in bed.
You stretch your aching body under the sheets and close your eyes. Waiting for relief…
But your mind won’t hush.
Thoughts, replays of conversations—real and imagined—start running through your head like a circus carousel.
A never-ending dialog with yourself. And your mom. [Read more…]