So many of us experience traumatic events and never take time to process what has happened and work through the pain. One day, it will all come out - either in the behaviour exhibited in relationships and interactions with others or through the genes as we pass unhealed toxicity down the line. As we all have different tolerance levels, whether your trauma is off the scale or mild - acknowledge it for what it is. Through acceptance, healing can begin. Take care of your mental health. #ptsdawareness#ptsdrecovery#healing#emotionalhealth#counselling#therapy#bekindtoyourself#healthymind#satellitelifecoaching
1 245 minutes ago
The abuse stopped but the scars remained... Please don’t believe that negative voice inside that makes you feel your not worthy, that your not lovable, that your not good enough, smart enough, thin enough, fat enough.You are incredible! You are more than enough!!! Learn to believe in yourself again and most of all learn to love yourself again because you have every reason to hate and you don’t.... now that makes you incredible and worthy and lovable and everything you’ve been led to believe your not !! 💜💜💜 #ptsdrecovery#mentalhealthawarness#abusesurvivor#realtalk💯
Have you watched our range of therapy videos on Youtube? Catia Batalha, our practitioner joins us in our Yoga Psychotherapy video to demonstrate a therapy option that could help with managing and coping with PTSD. Catia talks about chakras, and how the ancient yoga philosophy and psychology teachings can enable the awakening of the consciousness and assist with balancing the body, energy levels, emotions and the mind. Check out the link in our bio for the full video! #yoga#psychotherapy#ptsdrecovery#yogapsychotherapy#ptsdsupport#ptsdhelp#ptsdnz
Life is hard. Humans are... difficult. Today was one of those days that makes you want to crawl in bed and cry. PTSD is the most difficult challenge I’ve ever been forced to face. It’s taken a lot more away from me than I can explain, and it’s taught me a lot of lessons about humans and nature and kindness. But it’s given me a lot of empty, half lived memories. Opening up about PTSD is hard for me, a lot of people don’t understand it, a lot of people are afraid to talk about it, and they don’t understand the true side effects and horrors of life constantly in panic mode. Listen to people. When people make jokes about ending their life, know there’s usually not much joke behind it at all from someone struggling with mental illness. Be nicer to people. Treat others how you want to be treated. Listen to people’s stories, there’s so many people with so many secrets and lessons to share.
010 • A Creative’s Rant (2/2)
While it takes me a short time to write, it can take anywhere from two hours (for micro-posts) to 6 months (for long-form essays) to proofread my content.
The effort I activate to research, draft, write and edit my (sometimes educational) work is comparable to the effort my artist friend puts in to paint his pieces. The difference? He can charge a minimum of $300 dollars for a painting that took him two hours to produce. I can only charge $0 dollars for every post or essay I publish. If I dare raise this price, I risk losing readers and being labeled a “money-hungry” gal.
I’ve seen Instabloggers beg their followers to opt into the pay-to-read method. The fact that you have to beg people to pay you for a service is beyond me. And yes, writing is a service. This is why (biased) publications exist. They purchase your essays in exchange for your effort.
Now, I recently learned of an indie writer who charges a yearly fee to access her newsletters. Her weekly newsletters mirror the style of my Instablog. I’m considering her model because as a woman – and a darker-skinned woman – the idea of working for free, or working at an undervalued rate is ingrained in my fragile brain.
I remember feeling so “wrong” about charging folks for my writing services. When I told several (fake) friends last year that I’d start charging for their editing requests, they either declined my services or tried to get me to edit one more piece of content for free. And that’s when I realized my worth was a solid zero in their eyes.
There are folks who wouldn’t dare barter services offered by professionals from various disciplines, but they’ll barter like their life depended on it when it comes to paying creative professionals.
As someone who is trying to avoid becoming a “starving artist,” writing for free doesn’t sit well with me, especially when it’s impossible to publish my essays on mainstream platforms due to bias. If you’re a creative, does working for free work for you? Why or why not?
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Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard someone say, “Why pay for a therapist when you can just talk to your friends?” 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️⠀
Growing up, this is something I heard a lot. I wish someone had told me more about what *actually* happens in a therapy session and how therapists help their clients. ⠀
In a regular day of therapy, I help clients to:⠀
✅ understand their mental health⠀
✅ understand why things bother them and what to do about it ⠀
✅ establish a stable, dependable routine⠀
✅ reduce destructive/numbing habits⠀
✅ identify triggers that may worsen symptoms⠀
✅ make sense of past traumatic experiences ⠀
✅ improve relationships ⠀
✅ improve performance and satisfaction at work⠀
✅ get in touch with what they want out of life⠀
✅ and a whole lot more⠀
Let’s #demystifytherapy and #stopthestigma about #mentalhealth. People benefit from therapy all 👏🏼 the 👏🏼 time👏🏼⠀
Why shouldn’t you? ✌🏻💕
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32 778 hours ago
I'M SO IN LOVE with this BEAUTIFUL BRAVE WOMAN, I've betrayed her. I have not loved her to her full capacity, I've fed her lies and once told her she wasn't good enough.
I've allowed her to be broken, I've allowed her to run through brick walls and battle for others who won't even stand for her.
I couldn't stop individuals from abandoning her, yet I've seen her still get up to be a light to the world and love others despite all. I've stood paralyzed with fear as she faced devastation alone, watching her fight for her life. Watching her lose herself in the grief process, Forgive me for not going to war for you like you do for others.
THE QUEEN is a WARRIOR. She is not perfect, but the Creator calls her WORTHY. She is UNSTOPPABLE.
Gracefully broken and beautifully standing. She is love. She is life. She is transformation. She is grace. She is BRAVE! Who wouldn't fall in love for her for a lifetime?
So ladies...please repost and put a picture of yourselves...
Heart beating faster. It's going to increase. Logic disappears faster than your heart rate. You're about to lose your shit. You know this feeling, it has become familiar. There may be tears but you didn't cry before this year. You don't know how to stop it. This isn't a panic attack, personally they're worse. This is anxiety. It's shit. Though it's a piece of my authentic puzzle.
Gentle Reminder: We're not all fighting the same battles but you're not alone in this war
You know what I mean by this 💖. [image description: a hand drawn digital illustration of a long haired brown and white cat from below looking up. The cat is saying “what happened to you was not your fault”. The background is lilac with a blue circle behind the cats head] #ptsd#ptsdrecovery#ptsdawareness#metoo#mentalhealthrecovery