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Eight strategies for coping with loneliness 1. Start each day with a 5-minute gratitude practice. Take the time to cultivate a gratitude practice, which is an appreciation of something meaningful to you. 2. Livestream fitness classes.  Exercise has tremendous benefits on physical and psychological health by reducing stress and uplifting mood.  Participating in zoom classes connects you toContinue Reading

Narcissus

The best way to avoid being abused and gaslighted as too sensitive is to limit or end contact with the person or people abusing you. But if you are currently unable to leave an abusive situation, there are strategies that can put you on better footing.  Stop explaining yourself. The pathological narcissist thrives onContinue Reading

Domestic Violence STereogram

Male survivors of sexual abuse often experience sudden and unpredictable behaviour. Psychotic-like symptoms. Paranoia, hallucinations or brief psychotic episodes are not uncommon for survivors of child sexual abuse. Mood fluctuations, anger and irritability. Children are often unable to verbalize their feelings so instead, they act out on them. Sometimes, theContinue Reading

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survivors able to find strong corroboration of their recovered memories Participants reporting any type of childhood abuse demonstrated elevated levels of dissociative symptoms that were significantly higher than those in subjects not reporting abuse. Higher dissociative symptoms were correlated with early age at onset of physical and sexual abuse andContinue Reading

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Reconnecting via peer support is the core of healing from sexual violence. There is a big difference between solitude and loneliness, loneliness is a negative state, marked by a sense of isolation. One feels that something is missing. It is possible to be with people and still feel lonely – perhapsContinue Reading