Self – Harming: When Living is Overwhelming

Self – Harming: When Living is Overwhelming

Just as suicidal ideation is now openly discussed, so is self-harming. Unfortunately, those who need emotional and physical support, are being shamed and labelled as attention-seeking. Some call it a cry for help. So, why isn’t there more support and care for...
The Dread-Part I

The Dread-Part I

  What is The Dread? The Dread. That sounds rather odd doesn’t it? It makes dread personal. Like a living thing that comes in and out of my life as it pleases. Well, that’s exactly what it feels like. In author, Stephanie Foo’s excellent book about recovery from...
Betrayal Trauma & CPTSD

Betrayal Trauma & CPTSD

What is Betrayal Trauma? How do you begin to heal when you discover that your partner has been unfaithful? How do you learn to trust again when a family member has betrayed you? How do you move forward when your boss abused their position of power and sexually...
Scapegoated!

Scapegoated!

Scapegoated!  (as published in The Friday Edition of HeartBalm Healing at https://heartbalm.substack.com) For the adult who blames themselves – who see things go wrong around them and perceives the familiar feelings of self-blame, guilt, shame, and “it’s my fault”...
Grief and Anger

Grief and Anger

Anger and grief are two strong emotions that often accompany one another. All humans feel anger and grief, but survivors of childhood trauma seem to experience it throughout their adult lives. If left untreated, such strong emotions, if left unexpressed, endanger...