Trauma is far more common than we are inclined to admit. This powerful and very honest video shows the effects PTSD can have on someone. In this video PTSD is explained by Firefighter Jules Dennis, however, no matter the source of the trauma, the effect on any individual is still the same.

The original article can be found here: https://natashaadamo.com/trauma-bonding/ TRAUMA BONDING: HOW TO RELEASE A TRAUMA BOND You may feel pretty crazy over there in your trauma bonded trance for someone who mistreated you, but know there are people actually eating dirt out there and making more sense than some of the well-meaning advice I heard … Read more

11 Mental Tricks to Stop Overthinking Everything Stop worrying and start growing. BY SCOTT MAUTZ, KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND AUTHOR, ‘FIND THE FIRE’ AND ‘MAKE IT MATTER’@SCOTT_MAUTZ Being a leader requires confidence, decisiveness, and quick thinking–none of which are served by overthinking every decision or scenario or worrying about every move you make. There’s a time to think, a time … Read more

14 Thought-Control Tactics Narcissists Use to Confuse and Dominate You By Dan Neuharth, Ph.D., MFT Narcissists’ lives are about winning, generally at others’ expense. Many narcissists pursue a win-at-all-costs, anything-goes approach. The casualties: Honesty, empathy and reciprocity. Narcissists distort the truth through disinformation, oversimplifying, ridiculing and sowing doubt. Narcissists can be incredibly skilled at using … Read more

Signs of emotional abuse “Emotional abuse is domestic abuse, and it’s crucial that we all learn the early warning signs and call out controlling and coercive behaviour when we see it. Classic warning signs include: love bombing (when your new partner is excessively attentive and keen to rush through the early stages of a new … Read more

Emotional abuse: ‘My fiance seemed perfect – but he wanted to control me’ This Article is taken from The BBC website [https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-49022703] and was published on 6 August 2019   When Anna, an actress, fell in love with an older and more successful actor he seemed like the perfect man. They quickly became engaged – … Read more

Am I a terrible person for thinking that? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/am-i-normal/201110/intrusive-thoughts-normal-or-not Posted on Psychology Today’s website on Oct 24, 2011 Anger, fantasies, fear, despair, and obsessions—what is normal and what is not? Is your husband drinking too much? When does sadness become depression? What do those thoughts about your best friend’s wife really mean? We hope to … Read more

How to Avoid Over-Thinking 1. When you feel bogged down and you can’t clear your mind, do something physical or get some exercise. 2. Set a time limit for your “thinking time” then make yourself move on to doing something else. 3. Interrupt the thinking process or distract yourself by diverting your attention onto something very … Read more