The first boy I became “best friends” with showed me the still-raw welts on his back while we sat on my grandfather’s balcony.... We were too young to fully intuit the purport of triggers flung each other’s way when we discussed our violations at the hands of adults.
We are going to be talking about trauma and triggers, about c-PTSD and about how to support loved ones who live with the condition or the kind of support we can expect from our own entourage when we are living with c-PTSD.
With pandemic stress already taking a heavy toll on students' mental health, why were they obliged to use a technology that hadn't gone through adequate testing and exposed them to predatory proctors during exams?
Narcissists always seek relationships with a power imbalance in their favour. They create an illusion of equality and free choice when all the while, they are really controlling their victims, grooming them to make choices that are essentially the narcissist’s own.
Creating open lines of communication during counseling, including setting safety lines/terms when you need to recede, can help draw the borders you need when speaking about your experience. This reduces the stress of power differentials that can be a little overwhelming in therapeutic exchanges.
Why do some significant emotional events become disempowering and paralyse us in our everyday lives? How are these memories made and how do they affect us with triggers? What gives these events the emotional charge and what can help diffuse them so we can live healthier fuller lives?
Everything you know about yourself in the past, every desire you have for the future, is organized in a non-linear way here within your neurology. Here, time collapses except as a concept through which you code certain thoughts.