Crying is Nature's Detox

The tears began to well up in Jade’s eyes.  “don’t cry, don’t cry,” she told herself.  She was tired, and her broken heart was incredibly raw.  As a child, she was taught that showing negative emotions was a sign of weakness. As a result, she always felt ...

Nov 12

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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On working through trauma with art therapy

A trauma refers to a wound caused by a tear in a barrier like the skin. Psychological trauma involves piercing the defences protecting mental space or the internal world. Traumatic events may shatter the belief that life maintains order, meaning and continuity. A person who has experienced trauma could have problems with memory, sleep ...

Oct 23

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Art Therapy

Written By:
Stephen Radley

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Find Purpose In The Pain

Find purpose in the pain.I once heard the Pope praying that he dies quickly when it’s his time without the pain. “I’m not very good at pain,” he’d admit.In my psychotherapy work, people hate pain. The pain of their emotional wounds. Their trauma in life.“I feel a ...

May 2

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Chronic Pain

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Healing from abusive childhood experiences

When Sam was a child, his father would drink and then come home and smash the house.  From his bed, he could hear his mother crying.  His mother would crawl into Sam’s bed at night and cry.  Sam was confused.  He didn’t know how to help his mother, and he felt scared ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Complex PTSD, Emotional Abuse, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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I’m contaminated

Most of us have a certain sense of safety and control over our bodies.  After a sexual assault, ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Your therapist is there to help not to judge

April was struggling with depression ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abortion, Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Mental Health Tune-Up

When stressed, the drive for success or chaos ensues, we might forget about our mental health.  We might be so busy striving or surviving that we aren’t in check with how we are feeling emotionally, physically or psychologically.  So how can you tell if you are out of balance?

Jan 8

Categories: Abortion, Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Emotional Abuse, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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What can I expect in therapy?

Ryan never believed in therapy.  He felt that it was for people with severe mental illness, and that was not him.  He also did not think that it was masculine ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Benefits of EMDR online

Angela would get anxious hours before she had her EMDR ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Why I Can’t Just Get Over It

Lori grew up with nice clothes, in a beautiful home and had all of her physical needs met.  When Lori was a small child, she was told repeatedly by her parents that she was stupid ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Fear and control

Brianne couldn’t sleep.  Her mind was replaying ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Leaning into The Good Stuff

When Andrew was little, he would often try his best to get his parent’s attention.  He would joke, perform, clean, get good grades, and do anything else that he thought would make his parents see him.  Andrew was too young at the time to realize that his parents were living paycheck ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Attachment Issues

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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A Better Past?

(Photo credit: Chess24)Can you change the past?Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? That’s what Jeremiah asked in Scripture (13:23)Some things cannot be changed.The most unchangeable is your past. You cannot undo it. 

Nov 7

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Should You Blame Your Mother?

Where do all our problems come?That’s a question once asked of me by TV host, Mel Tiangco, in a live telecast over at GMA7.She also asked about the “mother wound” in relation to the case her program presented during the show.Psychologist and author Dr. David Stoop mentions a ...

Sep 14

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adult psychological development, ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Healing from abusive childhood experiences

When Sam was a child, his father would drink and then come home and smash the house.  From his bed, he could hear his mother crying.  His mother would crawl into Sam’s bed at night and cry.  Sam was confused.  He didn’t know how to help his mother, and he felt scared ...

May 21

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Complex PTSD, Emotional Abuse, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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