Healing from Childhood Abuse
When we're so used to being ridiculed and criticized, we end up doing it to ourselves, probably way more than we realize. It's almost easy to be mean to ourselves. But the issue with treating ourselves like this is that we're pretty much abusing ourselves. And if we continue to abuse ourselves, we can't heal. Read more at hopefulpanda.com
There are many alternative forms of therapies out there. It doesn’t have to be just you and a therapist sitting in some office talking things through. While a lot of therapies on this list are similar to traditional talk therapy in the sense that counseling and talking are involved, there are still enough differences that you could consider giving them a try. Some therapies are also more effective at treating specific conditions than others, so find one that works for you.
When uncomfortable or overwhelming emotions come up, you might be tempted to go to harmful or self-destructing lengths to make yourself feel better or avoid your feelings. However, it’s important that you learn healthy coping skills for those uncomfortable emotions. Learn more at hopefulpanda.com
Do you have trouble knowing how to properly identify and meet your own needs? That’s common for people who have been through childhood abuse. Here is a summary of various questions to ask yourself to better identify and meet your needs.
Being able to set boundaries is essential for your mental and emotional health. Learning how to set boundaries with a narcissistic parent might be even more important, especially when they seem to have no regard for personal boundaries. Learn more at hopefulpanda.com
If you’ve had abusive parents, then you likely lacked a lot of love in your life, the love you deserved as a child. But since you’re older now, the only one who can unconditionally love you is yourself. The concept of self-love also encompasses other concepts.
If you had abusive or neglectful parents, there's likely many things you didn't learn from them that you should have. Things like how to establish healthy boundaries, manage your emotions, build resilience, communicate, tolerate frustration, be accountable, and self-love are likely things you need to teach yourself. Read the article to learn more at hopefulpanda.com
Boundaries create a safe space for you. However, when you’re stuck in an abusive environment as a child, you have no choice but to give up that safe space as a way to protect yourself. But now as an adult, it's important to learn how to set healthy boundaries for your own protection, well-being, and healing. Learn more at hopefulpanda.com
Not everyone is excited about the holidays. It can actually be a dreadful time for many people, especially those who experienced childhood abuse. This article discusses what holiday triggers are, how your childhood abuse might've caused them, and various ways on how to cope
Just because you've been made a victim doesn't mean you have to stay as one. This is meant to help you. It is not easy and it will take time. But that’s all a part of healing. Be compassionate and kind to yourself. Give yourself all the attention and time you need. And don’t be afraid to ask for help and support. Do not underestimate your power and strength. You can take control of your life, even if it doesn’t feel that way.
Most individuals who have been through childhood abuse struggles with self-care. If you’ve had abusive parents, you’re probably not taking care of yourself as well as you should. This post provides over 230 self-care ideas you can possibly add to your everyday life for your healing journey and well-being.
As people-pleasers, we "naturally" strive to please everyone else but ourselves. With years of learning how to NOT take care of ourselves, it only makes sense that self-care itself is actually super difficult to do. Sure, you can try to practice self-care and take care of yourself. But it isn't easy. And it requires much more effort compared to other people. So what can you do about that? Learn more at hopefulpanda.com
Rumination isn't something you should feel ashamed of. But it does prevent you from moving forward. Although we should learn from the past, we shouldn't have to suffer for it. While it may be difficult to fully prevent and stop rumination, it is possible to limit how much you engage in it and be able to stop it in its tracks. Learn more at hopefulpanda.com
If you've experienced childhood abuse or trauma, ruminating is probably something you're familiar with. This article discusses what rumination is, why we do it, why we should stop, how to stop, and how to prevent it from happening. Read the article at hopefulpanda.com