Hope and Healing for your invisible hurts
Hope and Healing for your invisible hurts
Trauma is the Greek word for "wound". Although the Greeks used the term only for physical injuries, nowadays trauma is just as likely to refer to emotional wounds. We now know that traumatic events can leave psychological symptoms long after any physical injuries have healed. Below, more on trauma and its treatment.
Brainspotting Therapy works on the theory that feelings from trauma can become stuck in the body, leading to both physical and mental ailments. Similar to EMDR, a major benefit of Brainspotting therapy is that one does not need to “relive” the trauma in order to facilitate its release from the body.
According to the Center for Family Justice, domestic abuse or domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that is a pervasive, life-threatening crime affecting people in all our communities, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, social standing and immigration status.
Potentially the most devastating loss a person can experience, partner betrayal refers to situations in which individuals (victims) believe that a relationship partner (a perpetrator) has harmed them by knowingly violating the faithfulness and monogamy, which are supposed to govern their relationship.
Abuse is defined as any action that intentionally harms or injures the mind, spirit, or body of another person
The use of spiritual truths or biblical texts to do harm is called spiritual abuse. Sometimes battered wives are told that God wants them to be submissive; sometimes children who are being molested by their parents are told that God wants them to be obedient. These are examples of spiritual abuse – even if what is said is a quote from the Bible, even if ‘submission’ and ‘obedience’ are in a general sense virtues, it is the twisting of good things in order to do harm and have control/power over another that is so disturbing about this kind of abuse.
Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a psychological disorder that can develop in response to prolonged, repeated experience of interpersonal trauma within a context where the individual has little or no chance of escape.
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. Divorce can feel like a death, or like you've had your arm cut off. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.
Divorce Care helps you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Victims of sexual-oriented abuse and crimes have a need for special understanding and care. We have put together the best resources available to help restore your sense of safety, dignity, and to help you heal from the inside out.
It takes great courage to go to court and appeal for a restraining order or attend a court hearing related to custody, etc. Many of us have been there ourselves and we want to help give you the resources you need to be best prepared for these difficult situations.
Most people don't understand the pain that envelops many women in the wake of an abortion. Some regret their decision and may even be plagued with guilt and shame. We are here to comfort and encourage you, and to remind you that God can heal your heart. He has your baby in His loving arms.
Teens face enough challenges because of their volatile age and the world we now live in. Adding to that family abuse issues can cause young people to become reclusive, physically or emotionally ill, .......
During the tender, impressionable, formative years when children are growing and learning, abuse in the home can create chaos and confusion within young minds and hearts. being abused or seeing their mother abused long-term devastating effects .
Pack plenty of clothes, pajamas, and undergarments for you and the kids. Buy extra toothbrushes and toothpaste, and travel shampoos and soaps. Make sure to pack up some of the kids' favorite toys, stuffed animals or dolls, an iPad, and books so they'll have activities to do when you arrive at destination.
Every chance you get, put money aside. You never know when you will have access to family funds again once you leave. Open up a bank account in your name only. If you have a family inheritance coming to you, make sure it is in your name alone..
Gather passports, birth certificates, medical and dental records, insurance cards, records for beloved pets, and any other important documents for you and your children.
Find a safe house or shelter and contact them in advance, in case you need to flee there suddenly. If you decide you will instead stay at a relative's home where your partner would not expect to find you, talk to them first to make sure it's ok and that they understand the implications or your situation.
Get court paperwork ahead of time and fill it out in case you need to appear before a judge. Ask your lawyer/court-appointed lawyer and a representative from an organization like the YWCA Women's Crisis Center to accompany you to any hearings. Get the new "VictimsVoice app on your phone to methodically gather evidence for abuse.
Consider talking to your older children about the possibility of fleeing your situation with them. Sometimes older kids will have a strong reaction to a sudden decision to flee and go somewhere else. Younger children tend to cooperate more and ask less questions.
Listen to the singular Dr, Kevin Skinner talk about the complex world of partner betrayal and how its victims are often vastly misunderstood
Laura Story sings about God's richest blessings and His severe mercies to us...