Tag Archives: shame

Listening to Shame — Brene Brown

I have found Brene Brown’s videos incredibly helpful.  Anyone who has struggled with trauma, shame, and fear of vulnerability would do well to watch her videos.    I’ve already posted “The Power of Vulnerability,” and have watched it dozens of … Continue reading

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Falling down a mental black hole.

I’ve been dealing with a situation that’s been somewhat traumatizing to me and has gotten me very depressed and experiencing feelings of self-hatred and shame (having SAD doesn’t help).   I became so depressed all I could do was lie … Continue reading

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Clarity (or, through a glass, darkly).

Originally posted on Down the Rabbit Hole:
I had a mindblowing therapy session tonight. I meant to post about it earlier, but when I got home, I lay down for a nap and slept for over 5 hours. First, a…

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Since my trip to the Gulf Coast, I’ve been noticing this…shifting inside.  Other people have mentioned that they’ve noticed something in me has changed.  I think something has. I don’t know exactly what it is, but I feel like more … Continue reading

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6 “useless” emotions that aren’t useless, and 2 that really are useless.

I get tired of positive thinking nazis  who tell you you always have to be happy and that there’s no place for “negative” emotions.   Not only is it obnoxious to wear a pasted on smile all the time even … Continue reading

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I guess I’m feeling like a victim today.  Both this and my last post are all about me wallowing in self-pity.   Eh, I’ll get over it but I need to vent.   This will be short though. After that … Continue reading

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Self-pity and self-compassion: there’s a huge difference!

I read a post yesterday on another blog that I agreed with, except there was one thing that didn’t quite sit right with me. The post said that self-pity is an important part of healing from Complex PTSD. In his … Continue reading

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The waif inside.

Tonight’s therapy session definitely made up for the one I had on Monday, which I felt wasn’t very productive because I seemed to be deflecting and avoiding talking about my feelings.   I asked my therapist to stop me if … Continue reading

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A very unpleasant dream.

I need to write this down where I’ll remember this later. I just woke up from a dream. I must remember this one so I can tell my therapist. Right now I’m still rising up from the fog of sleep … Continue reading

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Come closer…go away.

Originally posted on Down the Rabbit Hole:
I finally saw my therapist last night, after two very long weeks that felt almost like two years. But our session was anticlimactic. I don’t feel like we had a very productive session,…

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