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Helping Others Find Purpose After Adversity

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Secrets are toxic to one’s well-being. If you don’t take control of them, they will own you.

Helping Others Find Purpose After Adversity

-Best Trauma Podcasts

Secrets are toxic to one’s well-being. If you don’t take control of them, they will own you.

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A Trauma Survivor Thrivers Podcast

I am a victim of childhood sexual abuse. I kept that secret and lived with the guilt and shame for more than 20 years. It almost killed me until I made the difficult choice to seek help. I went from being a victim, to a survivor and now I am thriving in a way I never thought I could. Join me on my journey through recovery and find out how you can find purpose after adversity.

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Authentic Insider Magazine

Dear Readers,

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness month , and Authentic Insider Magazine has the stories and resources to help you navigate PTSD whether you or someone you know struggles with this disorder.

Our Prosecutor’s POV contributor Kathryn Marsh, discusses the link between PTSD and Domestic Abuse. Our Psychedelic POV contributor Jennifer Chesak explains how psychedelic treatments could be the answer to sexual assault-related PTSD. Trauma Educator Karen Gross dissects the idea of Conscious Ignorance and Subconscious Knowing especially when it comes to abuse.

Last month we discussed Toxic Abuse Relationships or TAR and you’re invited to the Scars to Stars Summit where you’ll hear from experts and survivors of abuse and toxic relationships. Want to know more? check out the details here.

When it comes to parenting, how do we handle the feelings that come with our kids’ BIG EMOTIONS? Children’s Book Author, Elizabeth Morse gives us examples. And what do you do if, as parents, our emotions get the best of us when dealing with our children? Parenting POV Contributor Tina Hamilton discusses the importance of apologizing while helping ourselves heal.

Developmental Disability Advocate and Author, Lisa Toth, shares her passion to give differently-abled people equal respect in the workplace. Find out how giving them an opportunity to thrive could be a big win for businesses.

And as in every issue, we have our monthly AIM Playlist focused on PTSD Awareness, along with my picks for children and adult books about mental health. Plus, check out Joy Larkin’s Twin Flame Reading to see what’s in store for you this June

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How therapeutic use of psilocybin may be a tool to recover from sexual assault-related PTSD

Sexual assault and PTSD disproportionally affect women, and we need bettertreatments Written by Jennifer Chesak, Author of “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women“ Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect any person of any gender. In fact, it affectsabout 6% of people during their lifetim…

PTSD and the Link to Domestic Violence

Written by Kathryn Marsh, Prosecutor’s POV “People think of battered women as unable to think for themselves, unable to do this,not able to do that. In reality, they’re the most resourceful, resilient, kind, compassionatepeople I think I’ve ever come across.” Kathy Jones 1 June is PTSD Awar…

Repairing when you blew it – apologizing to your kids, why it’s important, how it supports and encourages healing.

Written by Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parent Would you apologize to your children if you messed up?  Years ago, I would have said no. I was of the mind that to apologize to a child would mean that they would begin to question my authority.  Besides, I don’t remember adults ever apologiz…

Children: Navigating the Feelings that come with BIG Emotions

Written By Elizabeth Morse, Author of “The Emotional Bus is Struggling“ As someone who deals with many issues like chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, stomachissues, and complications after back surgery, I learned that masking my emotions would onlyhurt myself and decided to speak up a…

Parallel Healing: A Mother-Son Journey Through Psychedelics

By Josh Halu & Candace Halu Candace: I have hated my mom for as long as I can remember. At three years old, I clamored to my mom’s bed for a cuddle of reassurance and love, but she pushed me away. And there she was, at my husband’s funeral, pretending she was there to support [&he…

Breaking Free from Toxic Relationships: A Journey of Courage and Empowerment

Written By Dr. Jamie Huysman, Founder of The TAR Network Behind closed doors, in the quiet corners of our neighborhoods, and within the fabric of our communities, a silent pandemic rages on. It doesn’t make headlines or prompt global alarms, yet its impact reverberates through millions of people …

Your History of Trauma Matters for Menopause

Plus, how psilocybin may be able to help with symptoms of this major mid-life change Written By Jennifer Chesak, Author of The Psilocybin Handbook for Women With severe asthma, I was seriously ill as a child. I was frequently hospitalized,sometimes in the intensive care unit. At one point when I …

Healing from Childhood Emotional Neglect

Written By Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parent Childhood emotional neglect is the “failure of caregivers to provide adequate emotional support, validation, and attention to a child or dependent adult1.” Last month, we dove deep into Childhood Emotional Neglect – what it is, what it looks like…

Mental Health Awareness Month and Recognizing Vicarious Trauma

Written By Kathryn Marsh, Prosecutor POV May is mental health awareness month.  A time to recognize how mental health issues may impact your or a loved one’s life and educate yourself on available resources and ways you can help advocate for others. Vicarious or secondary trauma is a m…

Gen Z and Mental Health – New Frontiers

Written By Michael Robb Struggles against mental health have persisted across generations, but the rising adults of Gen Zhave been able to confront them with an unprecedented level of unity and openness. What feltimpossible to discuss openly mere decades ago now has many outlets thanks to communi…

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To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.
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