Healing Emotional Abuse With Self-Kindness

Healing Emotional Abuse With Self-Kindness

Part II: Self-kindness can help you get stronger if emotionally abused. Posted October 29, 2021   KEY POINTS Self-kindness is a powerful tool to help heal emotional abuse. People need to take the time to acknowledge how much the abuse has hurt them. Comforting oneself through self-kindness can be the beginning of the healing journey. This is Part II. in my series on how self-compassion can help heal victims of emotional abuse. Once you...

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Healing Emotional Abuse Through Self-Compassion

Healing Emotional Abuse Through Self-Compassion

Part 1: How practicing self-compassion can help heal emotional abuse. Posted October 28, 2021 KEY POINTS Self-compassion is a powerful tool for those who experience emotional abuse. Those experiencing emotional abuse seldom offer themselves compassion. Self-compassion can help you develop more self-acceptance. If you have been a victim of emotional or physical abuse, you are probably very good at putting yourself in your partner’s position and...

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How to Reduce the Shame Caused by Emotional Abuse

How to Reduce the Shame Caused by Emotional Abuse

An effective shame-reduction program. As I have shared in my previous posts, I believe that shame is the most damaging aspect of emotional abuse, so much so that I designed a shame reduction program for emotional abuse victims. This proprietary program has been highly successful with my clients. It features six major avenues for reducing or eliminating the shame of emotional abuse. They are: Emotional abuse de-programming. Like members of a...

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Why Shame is the Most Damaging Aspect of Emotional Abuse

Why Shame is the Most Damaging Aspect of Emotional Abuse

Heal your shame in order to end an emotionally abusive relationship. Emotional abuse and shame go hand in hand—a perfect marriage, so to speak. Shame is a significant factor in emotional abuse since it is the primary damage caused by emotional abuse. It is also the primary tool used by abusers and the source of emotionally abusive behavior in abusers. Coming to identify how shame is affecting you and understanding how shame works to diminish...

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8 Signs A Loved One Might Be In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

8 Signs A Loved One Might Be In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

By Kelsey Borresen | 01/08/2020 05:08pm EST Here’s how to know if a friend or family member could be a victim of mental abuse and what you can do to help them. Emotional abuse, unlike physical abuse, can be so subtle and insidious that friends, family and even the victims themselves may not recognize the toxic dynamics at play. At first, the emotionally abusive partner may act in ways that appear loving and attentive on the surface — all...

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Stop Shaming Victims of Sexual Assault for Not Reporting

Stop Shaming Victims of Sexual Assault for Not Reporting

Ten (understandable) reasons why victims of sexual assault do not report. Being sexually assaulted in one of the most shame-inducing traumas that a person can experience. So it is understandable that victims don’t need to be further shamed by being shamed for not reporting the crime. And yet, that is exactly what happens whenever we hear, for the first time, about a sexual assault that occurred months or years ago. “Why didn’t she report it...

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