Posts tagged grief

Listen to the Cry of the Child

Listen to the Cry of the Child

‘Here is a picture of the little girl you molested. You don’t know who I am now but you will remember this child. The adult woman before you now is courageous & strong but I want you to remember this child as I speak to you.’

Rehab Was My Home Away From Home

Rehab Was My Home Away From Home

Today I can say I am an acceptable, responsible and a productive member of society. My future is within reach because of the fundamentals I was taught at Inspirations. Today my parents have their daughter back. The little girl that had so many goals, dreams and aspirations is restored.

There Is No Magic Behind Psychotherapy

There Is No Magic Behind Psychotherapy

At least not the way I do it…. It’s scary to think or much less believe that you are in charge in your session. Not the person you think of as the expert. Get this: Every single thing that happens comes from you. Your counselor gets credit for nothing. If they are good…they have spent […]

My Recovery From Self-Injury

My Recovery From Self-Injury

Recovery means many different things to many different people.  It’s a very difficult and personal journey. Not everyone is strong enough to realize they need help, let alone know what to do once they get it.  You often hear people speaking about a place called “Rock Bottom.” The consensus is that to help yourself, you […]

A Faint Pulse

A Faint Pulse

The problem with dead people isn’t that they aren’t here, it’s that they’re everywhere. The truth in this wisdom, conveyed by an old friend, was the reason I had found myself a new therapist with Jungian tendencies. I was looking to put an end to the stretches of sleepless nights, the recurring feelings of déjà […]

Mindfulness- Understanding the Formation of Self

Mindfulness- Understanding the Formation of Self

Dedicated to Andrea McGill For those of us with PTSD/CPTSD brain chemicals, survival skills, expectations, grief and core beliefs are the components that form our very view of the world, circumstances around us and our own self-image. These factors are all interwoven and become who we are. For us, this view has become skewed. Like […]

Breaking the Stigma

Breaking the Stigma

Unfortunately, even in the advanced year of 2015 there are still stigmas and stereotypes around counseling, or seeing a therapist. However, attending therapy isn’t reserved for those with a “diagnosis.” On both a personal and professional level, I can attest to therapy as proven useful for those working on adjusting to or preparing for life […]

A Story of Schizophrenia

A Story of Schizophrenia

In the past I have heard voices So clear you could swear it was a real person Beliefs that are questionable And arguably real Psychosis full of anger and rage Family affected by my grief Empathy for the world And it’s suffering Actions I have taken Possibly the cause Or is it just in the […]

Missing You- A Painting of Grief

Missing You- A Painting of Grief

I painted this right after the death of my mother. I was feeling very lonely and missed her a lot. I cried during the process of painting this. When it was complete, it helped me accept the fact that she was gone and made me feel that her presence will always be with me. It […]

Grieving the Would-Haves After Miscarriage

Grieving the Would-Haves After Miscarriage

We would have named you Sarah. You would have had my nose. You would have fit right in my arms. I would have kissed your toes. I would have been so patient, When you cried out at night. I would have read every book, To make sure I did it right. You would have been […]