This powerful article has been written by TRibe: We offer our polyphonic version of this beautiful song — ‘Rescue’, by Lauren Daigle — as a prayer this solstice for any dissociative trauma survivors who have known, or continue to know, the horror of ritual abuse at this time of year. May the message of this song bring you comfort. May its grace give you the courage to do the difficult system work … [Read more...]
This is Easter Weekend – Please Stay Safe
Hello, It's a difficult ritual holiday weekend again, and I want you to know I am thinking of you. Please stay safe. Warmly, Kathy CLICK on this article for more information: For DID trauma survivors with a ritual abuse (RA) background, this is a very difficult weekend, full of difficult memories, painful emotions, and system conflicts. Copyright © 2008-2018 Kathy Broady MSW and … [Read more...]
Do You Need Faith to Overcome the Effects of Trauma?
Hello, hello... I'm so sorry you're hurting today. I wrote the original blog article about faith years ago. However, anytime I think of the hope and encouragement I want to pass on to those who struggle with fears about Halloween, or the ritualized darkness surrounding the Easter week, I think of this post. Hold tight to your faith -- your strength, and your healing, and your connection to … [Read more...]
Can the Horrors of Halloween Drain Away, Leaving Room for Fun?
For most dissociative trauma survivors, Halloween is a difficult time. Halloween is an expansion filled with horrific memories, vivid flashbacks, overwhelming darkness, and uncomforted fear. Internal systems flip and change, with those typically lodged in the back finding their way to the front, making the usual everyday feel completely different from before. Working with these dark parts is essential for healing. … [Read more...]
What Happens to the Light?
It's Winter Solstice week -- time that is often difficult for far too many dissociative trauma survivors. It's a time where days are short, and nights are long. Far too long. It's a day where light feels complicated. Fractured. Broken. Dark. For others, depending on where you live in the world, it could be Summer Solstice -- the days with the longest light. Every year, these solstice dates -- Winter or … [Read more...]
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