Archive | July, 2010

My feelings today

31 Jul

Today has been the kind of day I’d like to forget. Between not sleeping and family stuff going on that I can’t change, I have now been forced emotionally to move on into a different head space.

Not by choice, but a place that gives me more clarity and peace because there are no discussions or arguments. The problem has reinforced my Cerebral Palsy issues a little though and although I know …

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Self-acceptance/2

30 Jul

As children we never really take the time to think about ourselves, for some of us we’re too busy trying to find acceptance by those around us. That was my life, but I believe self-acceptance comes from learning to appreciate who we are, rather than concentrating on our outward appearances.

Learning to appreciate who we are helps us deal with self-esteem issues. Society plays its part too, because it tells us that it’s important to look good, but the biggest point we all seem to be missing …

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Self-acceptance

29 Jul

Self-acceptance allows us to take control of our lives, allows us to move on from the past, gives us confidence. Self-acceptance shows others our need for respect. Self-acceptance also gives us empowerment, but most of all self-acceptance shows us how to bring peace back into our lives, so that we choose the life we want to live.

By learning to see ourselves as us and being happy with whom we are, will put us on the road to self-acceptance. It’s a given that we will make mistakes, that’s natural and to be expected, but self …

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Accepting ourselves

28 Jul

I have written a blog, but not in great detail about how we are not always accepting of ourselves because others are less than accepting of us. It could be because of a disability, or other things we may have to deal with.

If life teaches us one thing, it’s that we can’t always change what we deal with and that sometimes we have to learn to accept our circumstances and ourselves, so that we can live our lives without DIS-EASE …

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Trauma – asking for help

27 Jul

It may be that we have experienced trauma, but weren’t sure it was trauma at that time. We just know we’re not happy.

How many of us will come away from our childhood with our thoughts totally in tact. In my early 30’s when I stopped to think about how I really felt about things, I put myself through therapy …

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Trauma – grieving

26 Jul

Grieving is something that we all experience at some point in our lives, but it becomes easier when we understand why.

I appreciate that may not happen for everyone, but through our beliefs I believe we can begin to understand the grieving process and why our loved ones have to make their journey on their own. I draw …

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Symptoms of trauma

25 Jul

It’s not easy to know or recognize the symptoms of trauma (whether emotional or psychological). When we live with trauma we don’t always know it is trauma. Obviously it depends on the severity of the trauma, but the symptoms if you have them, may last from days, to weeks or even months and years.

Emotional trauma symptoms

There are many emotional symptoms that relate to trauma, such as shock, disbelief and irritability, mood swings, anger, denial, guilt and self-blame. Other feelings include hopelessness or feeling …

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Trauma – risk factors

24 Jul

Various factors need to be taken into consideration when assessing the risks that surround someone’s vulnerability to trauma. Not all traumatic events will lead to emotional and psychological damage, because not everyone will see a traumatic experience as being traumatic.

Some of us may bounce back because we accept what happens, as part of life’s journey. Others may be completely devastated by something that appears less upsetting by someone else. There are …

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What is Trauma?

23 Jul

To take some form of control back, we must do some soul searching on what we’re struggling with. Having struggled with trauma for most of my life, I have come to understand what trauma is.

As already briefly explained, trauma is something that is brought about through a stressful event that can change how we feel. Trauma can interfere with ones sense of security, making one feel open …

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Trauma

22 Jul

Trauma can be a result of something that happens in our life that leaves us physically and emotionally traumatised that under normal circumstances wouldn’t be seen as a problem.

As a consequence of trauma, we may struggle with emotions that can be upsetting, memories that are frightening or a sense of being in danger, perhaps through an assault. As a result we may …

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