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Ten Years of Hiding; On Leaving Hypothetical Space and Healing C-PTSD

Today marks ten years since I made a final escape from my abusive family of origin. To do that, I took extreme measures that placed huge limits on my daily life, I literally fell off the map and lived in … Continue reading

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How Bodywork Retraumatized Me

It’s been over a year and a half since I stopped working with an acupuncturist, but it was only recently that I’ve been able to understand how much harm his treatments actually caused me due to his lack of professional … Continue reading

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The Toxicity of Unsolicited Advice

I’ve found myself in relationships throughout my life that are openly hostile to my emotional needs.  Where it becomes the imperative truth that if I talk about myself, my feelings or problems, it is seen as an invitation for attack, … Continue reading

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Confronting The Double Standards In Emotionally Abusive Family Relationships

One early evening when I was 18 years old, I was trying to take a shower.  But my mother kept knocking on the bathroom door, calling out my name and saying something in a muffled voice. There were two bathrooms … Continue reading

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I Was A Trafficked Boy

I remember a day when I was seven years old, where I sat in my bedroom chair in front of my parents; my mother was grabbing my shoulders and shaking me hard as she shouted in my face.  I had … Continue reading

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Walking Home: Three Journeys In Overcoming Emotional Abuse

Last month I dreamt I was on my way home from a nearby town late at night.  Yet despite my being unable to drive and facing a very long walk ahead of me, I decided not to call the person … Continue reading

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When I Really Can’t: My Trauma, My Body, My Life

The past two weeks have been filled with flashbacks of newly uncovered memories that were very difficult to deal with.  I’ve had nightmares, lost sleep and entire days due to the pain as I worked through it and eventually figured … Continue reading

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