Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Had a rest day today and I keep focussed on good self care :)

This week has been emotionally and physically draining, as most are. Which is why self care has become such a necessary focus.

Talked about some of the deeper stuff in counselling and that was not fun. It was horrendous and very emotionally draining and it doesn’t stop when I walk out of the counselling centre…. the impact affects me for days. I often don’t sleep Tuesday nights, due to counselling and having to speak about such horrible things.

Yesterday though, I made myself go to volunteering at the food bank. I can’t go on Wednesdays at the moment to help pack the boxes, because the bending and lifting is too much for my back issues. But, I can (when up to it) volunteer on the Thursdays which is when they sell them to people and chat with the people coming in, and the volunteers. I had a couple of worthwhile chats with people, and it went well. I was glad I forced myself to go.

I let them know at volunteering, I can only attend when I am up to it, and let them know I have some medical issues ongoing, and I felt okay saying that, no guilt required.

I can only do what I can do and that is enough. There’s emotional self care – right there. Continue reading

Roseanne Barr: “I Was the Victim of Incest, “I Wasn’t the Victim of Incest,”…’Oh Well, Let’s Talk About My Sex Life Instead’

An interesting blog on the issues of how just because the parent/family member has not raped the child, does not mean it is not incest occurring.
Any sexually motivated behaviour towards a child by a family member, is incest.
Rosanne, has recently liked a post of mine on Twitter, about sexual behaviour from parents to a child, is the ultimate betrayal.
And it is.