OCD is a neuropsychological disorder characterized by intrusive and uncontrollable obsessions and compulsions.
Coping Skills: Obsessive Thoughts
Table of Contents What Are Obsessive ThoughtsSkills in The MomentBreak The SpiralTrauma SkillsKatniss SkillAffirmationsSomatic Skills2 to 1 BreathingSensory Integration ToolsProgressive Muscle Relaxation Radical Acceptance Long Term Skills What are obsessive thoughts? Obsessive thinking is an inability to control and cope with recurring, distressing thoughts, and images. The process may be mildly distracting or absorbing. Obsessive … Continue reading Coping Skills: Obsessive Thoughts
Coping Skills Masterposts: Panic Attacks, Flashbacks & Dissociation
Table of Contents The BasicsBreathing SkillsCalm Breathing2-to-1 BreathingGrounding SkillsStatements of PresenceBody EngagementBody Scan5-4-3-2-1 SkillB.O.L.R.A.IGrounding ObjectsKatniss SkillBilateral StimulationBilateral TappingMeditative WalkProgressive Muscle RelaxationMisc. Coping SkillsMovementSplash Cold WaterDistraction The Basics Feel emotions & have thoughts. When we deal with flashbacks and panic attacks we tend to want to make the emotions go away or immediately stop the anxious … Continue reading Coping Skills Masterposts: Panic Attacks, Flashbacks & Dissociation
Advice: Healthy Boundaries
The Basics: Let’s start with the basic aspects you can frame healthy boundaries around. Your SpaceYou have the right to personal space, the basics of not having people touching you but also your room. You can have a personal bubble and have places in your home that are only yours. Space is important and hard for … Continue reading Advice: Healthy Boundaries
Advice Post: How To Start Talking About Our Abuse Stories
Talking About Our Abuse Stories Putting Words to The Abuse: Drawing can be a good first step to allowing thoughts to be externalized. Music and dancing even can be a way to communicate the way the body and subconscious carry trauma in a way that words don’t always understand. Journaling is often a good way … Continue reading Advice Post: How To Start Talking About Our Abuse Stories
Coping Skills: Help With Sleep
Trouble sleeping can be helped and we can work to promote healthy rest and counteract the insomnia abuse often induces. There is no sure-fire way to end insomnia, and professional may need to be involved as a lack of sleep can cause real health issues. No one-trick will fic but you can work with you're … Continue reading Coping Skills: Help With Sleep
Coping Skills: Dealing With Body Memories
Healing the connection with our bodies allows us to help our body move past trauma. Allows us to calm our bodies easier and bring ourselves back from flashbacks.
Question: How do you Stop Mourning a Lost Childhood?
You don’t, not really. In complete honesty, the reason your grieving is because you have too. What is going to help you get over the pain is to let yourself feel sad, angry, scared, hurt,lost, depressed and so confused. It hurts like hell but healing is never pretty. It's good to think about someone who … Continue reading Question: How do you Stop Mourning a Lost Childhood?
Informational Article: Trauma Bonding
Trauma bonding is a way to understand patterns of abusive behaviour and how that affects the neurochemistry of the victims, and how that, in turn, relates to how the people in the relationship bond with the abuser. This helps survivors understand why they can miss abusive relationships and why they continued to love their abusers … Continue reading Informational Article: Trauma Bonding
Question: How Do I Stop Being Angry at My Parents for Not Protecting me?
You can’t stop being angry by forcing yourself to do it. In general, you can’t force emotions, of any kind. Anger makes sense and is important. Anger at your parents for not protecting you, is something really common for survivors rather it’s their direct fault, or they were oblivious, or just didn’t listen. Telling yourself … Continue reading Question: How Do I Stop Being Angry at My Parents for Not Protecting me?