Some more thoughts and resources to counter the hurtful phrase – Just Get Over It – Part 2.
Also address the maligning labels placed upon trauma and abuse survivors.
Sorry for the technical glitch of the smaller screen. Will resolve to fix that going forward.
Healing Childhood Trauma in Adulthood
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.””- Unknown
“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” Laurell K. Hamilton
1] Let’s Get Over Telling People to “Get Over It” | Psychology Today – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brick-brick/202107/let-s-get-over-telling-people-get-over-it
2] How Does PTSD Affect the Brain? The Physical Effects of Trauma – https://psychcentral.com/ptsd/the-science-behind-ptsd-symptoms-how-trauma-changes-the-brain
3] Jim Hopper, Ph.D. – Mindfulness and Meditation – https://jimhopper.com/topics/mindfulness-and-meditation/
– Healing Resources – https://jimhopper.com/topics/healing-resources/
– Sexual Assault and The Brain – https://jimhopper.com/topics/sexual-assault-and-the-brain/
– Child Abuse – https://jimhopper.com/topics/child-abuse/
4] The Health Benefits of Gardening – Alliance for a Healthier Generation – https://www.healthiergeneration.org/articles/the-health-benefits-of-gardening
5] Forest bathing could be the key to feeling better – CNN – https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/22/health/forest-bathing-wellness/index.html
“I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical ‘therapy’ to be vitally important for patients…: music and gardens.” – Oliver Sacks
6] EMDR Self Administered – YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwXKrvZ9C4U
7] Tapping[EFT] with Brad Yates – YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHZMZejDS4RIxDdBwoie9A
8] Svava Brooks, Trauma Recovery Coach – https://www.svavabrooks.com/ – Svava Brooks is a survivor of child sexual abuse and the co-founder of a nationwide child sexual abuse prevention and education organization in Iceland called “Blátt áfram.”
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.” C.S Lewis