Survivor-to-survivor tips for dealing with sexual trauma and going to the gynecologist or getting a pelvic exam, including tapping into self-compassion for why it can be so hard for us, asking for accommodations to make the office visit more comfortable and celebrating the accomplishment of going to the exam.
A list of writing prompts that can help us support ourselves in living with complex trauma, ptsd, and c-ptsd. Strategies for therapeutic writing to help us as we heal from sexual violence, including sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.
Sexual violence survivors are leading trauma-informed yoga practices for other survivors. We discuss how yoga can be therapeutic and helpful in healing from sexual trauma and managing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and how practicing in a trauma-informed way can help reduce triggers for survivors doing yoga and help yoga classes be a safer and healtiher place for them.
Learning to live with hypervigilance and catastrophic thinking as a result of living with complex-post trauma stress disorder (C-PTSD), to push back against black and white thinking, and healing from constantly bracing for the worst.