Sticks and Stones – Laura DeLano on Grieving a Life Lost ( Psychiatric Abuse )

Sticks and Stones – Laura DeLano on Grieving a Life Lost ( Psychiatric Abuse )

“Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never harm me” These words are applicable to many abuses and are so very wrong because words do harm us. In fact, it is the words used in families of dysfunction that lay the groundwork for physical and sexual violation.…

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Are You Addicted to Chaos?

Are You Addicted to Chaos?

One of the most difficult addictions to overcome, for those coming out of chronic dysfunction, is the addiction to chaos and drama. In fact many of us will go on to continue to create chaos simply because it is our “normal”. We are uncomfortable sitting in our own skin and…

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Complex Trauma Recovery: it’s not “getting over it” but “getting past it”

Complex Trauma Recovery: it’s not “getting over it” but “getting past it”

It’s important that we are able to tell our stories, to be heard and have our pain, frustrations and justified anger at the losses we experienced at the hand of those who have hurt and harmed us – recognized and honored. Regardless of the source of the abuse or trauma…

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