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  • We don’t have to “look” put together. You are worthy. 💜
  • We don’t have to “look” put together. You are worthy. 💜
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  • Start with yourself. Self-forgiveness comes first 💯
  • Start with yourself. Self-forgiveness comes first 💯
  • 575 28 7:55 PM Nov 3, 2018
  • Recover together💛
  • Recover together💛
  • 2122 12 4:55 AM Dec 1, 2018
  • Here are the 2 new PTSD kits. They’re available now in the Sootmegs Etsy shop. Thank you to everyone with experience of PTSD who made suggestions a...
  • Here are the 2 new PTSD kits. They’re available now in the Sootmegs Etsy shop. Thank you to everyone with experience of PTSD who made suggestions about which pins would be most helpful. ❤️
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  • “Woman at the Well”
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There are times now that feel beautiful, but every now and again there’s that pulse - a tension - that feeling of freezing...
  • “Woman at the Well” . . There are times now that feel beautiful, but every now and again there’s that pulse - a tension - that feeling of freezing - of being a stone- of not knowing what to say - the suspension of belief. . . Out of all the symptoms, disassociating is the biggest blessing and the biggest curse. It allowed me to survive, to walk into a dream and put my head under water while the world caught fire. The shadows of feeling - the absence of feeling - watching yourself from outside of yourself - like looking at a statue and wondering why it’s cracked. . . There are still moments - the most painful moments - that I don’t feel. I can’t make myself feel them. I can’t write about them in first person. I can see them, but they’re in storyboards - I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, but I’m here. . . Sometimes I can’t say what I feel. Human trafficking robbed me of my ability to write - I can’t write what that felt like. I can’t write what that feels like, but I can try to show it. . And today it feels like I’m frozen in a moment, bandaged, healing and lost at the same time. . . ....so I put on my biggest earrings, and I keep shit moving. . . Thanks for looking. . . -S 🖤
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  • MINDFUL MOVEMENT MONDAY - Pic from almost two years ago. A vacation where I walked, played in the waves, danced and road a horse on the beach with ...
  • MINDFUL MOVEMENT MONDAY - Pic from almost two years ago. A vacation where I walked, played in the waves, danced and road a horse on the beach with my favourite human. I’ve reached a place in my career in the movement (formerly fitness industry) where I see so much of what has taken front and centre as having VERY LITTLE to do with deepening our relationship and connection with ourselves and each other. It is in this disconnection where we get stuck. Where trauma finds its place to fester. Where we focus so intently on being better, stronger, leaner, more skilled movers that we forget to ask ourselves why the fuck are we spending all this time obsessing about what we should be doing better that we forget about what actually makes us truly more awake and healthier. I can’t make myself ‘practice’ or push myself in the way I used to for years. As I wake up more and more, it becomes even less possible. And, I continually ask myself on a daily, what actually moves me, deeply, truly and honestly. And, I know my work will become an expression of this. Hope you join me for the ride. #mindfulmovement #somaticexpression #reembodiment #traumarecovery #embodiment #relationalmovement
  • 69 8 an hour ago
  • TW: sexual assault
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Rape Joke ​after Patricia Lockwood 
The first rape joke is that you were twelve years old.

The rape joke ...
  • TW: sexual assault ————————————————————— Rape Joke ​after Patricia Lockwood The first rape joke is that you were twelve years old. The rape joke is that you apologized the next day. The rape joke was told in your mother’s kitchen. Your feet were freezing from the cold December air. The last (?) rape joke is that you don’t remember how it started or how it ended you just remember the breaking. Before the rape joke you put on a frilly dress to dance in because the joke had learned how to play your favorite song on piano. You still can’t listen to that song. The rape joke was recruited by the high school debate team in eight grade. Funny. How the world crafted the joke, refined the punchline, and gave it medals when it was sharp enough to dismember. The rape joke is that in a room full of a hundred teenagers watching Donald Trump’s inauguration he sat behind you. One rape joke watching another rape joke being elected to office while the crowd around them is cheering. The rape joke is your silence. How you didn’t tell anyone for six months. When you did, people laughed at the joke. The rape joke is that two years later when you decided to report, you waited at your house for three hours before the police officer showed up. The rape joke is walking into a giggling audience the next day. The rape joke is that they dropped your case. You can’t prove the sharpness of a sentence to someone who isn’t already bleeding. The rape joke is that you almost told your mother then next day. Your father. Your two best friends. But instead you took a shower -- trying to scrub the joke out from underneath your skin. You threw away the dress and the journal that detailed every joke he had told. The rape joke is that is has been three years since the rape -- I mean joke -- you still hear the laughter when you are falling asleep. When the man at the bus stop whistles at you. When the new boy tells you that he likes you. The rape joke is that every boy’s mouth echos with the same stale humor. How funny. To be haunted by laughter. (Cont.)
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  • A new, empowered, less-looking-backwards, made with blood sweat and tears kinda story. Shout out to everyone using their 💪🏼 + 🧠+ ❤️ to create th...
  • A new, empowered, less-looking-backwards, made with blood sweat and tears kinda story. Shout out to everyone using their 💪🏼 + 🧠+ ❤️ to create that new story. Keep going, keep going, keep going!! #traumasurvivors
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  • Tell your story and be a safe person for others to share their stories with as well 📝
  • Tell your story and be a safe person for others to share their stories with as well 📝
  • 58 4 2 hours ago
  • 「Gratitude」
All these talks emphasizing gratitude sound like platitude after platitude - I know. Well, I don’t see gratitude as simply paying lip s...
  • 「Gratitude」 All these talks emphasizing gratitude sound like platitude after platitude - I know. Well, I don’t see gratitude as simply paying lip service. Rather, I think of gratitude as a paradigm shift in how we see things. People can go through the same events, but as we focus on different perspectives, we generate different feelings. Practicing gratitude means that we INTENTIONALLY choose to recognize our privileges and shed light on what we take for granted. Research shows that keeping a gratitude journal stimulates our brain to release more “feel-good” chemicals. We are healthier and happier when we are grateful! ♡
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  • Layers and layers and layers. I've started really liking playing with little canvases when I'm too impatient to wait for my art journal pages to dry.
  • Layers and layers and layers. I've started really liking playing with little canvases when I'm too impatient to wait for my art journal pages to dry.
  • 14 2 4 hours ago
  • Multiple instances, multiple perpetrators. Manipulation. Threats. Unavoidable triggers. Each survivor's specifics (like the one whose story is feat...
  • Multiple instances, multiple perpetrators. Manipulation. Threats. Unavoidable triggers. Each survivor's specifics (like the one whose story is feature at the link in my profile) differ. But the aftermath is all too familiar. . . @thewordforthis . [Image: Grey background with close-up of drops of water suspended at the top. Text: "Flowers still give me panic attacks."]
  • 36 1 4 hours ago
  • I finally finished this awesome workbook and let me tell you what, it was really awesome! So much information, tools, techniques and advice on how ...
  • I finally finished this awesome workbook and let me tell you what, it was really awesome! So much information, tools, techniques and advice on how to work through some of the hardest parts of experiencing Complex PTSD. It really narrows it down to healing Avoidance Symptoms, Invasive Symptoms and Depressive Symptoms. It also breaks down trauma and how it effects the brain and body. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in healing from CPTSD. #books #mindbody #cptsd #ptsd #trauma #recovery #traumarecovery #yoga #selfdiscovery #bliss #peace #learn #read
  • 16 0 5 hours ago
  • A woman once told me:
You cannot heal in an ill environment!
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Back than I really had went in and up the month of the lion. Healing back then was a...
  • A woman once told me: You cannot heal in an ill environment! . Back than I really had went in and up the month of the lion. Healing back then was a hard try to get rid of all the heavy bags that I carried. . Today I created a space that is safe. A home that is mine. A world that is good for my human heart. . Today I look back at all the work I’ve done and give myself a warm hug, including TraumaMe. . Today a message went deep into my heart: I from the now is the best parents in the whole MeUniverse of this little baby girl formally known as TraumaMe. . I promise to get to know her better. I promise to keep her warm in my heart. I promise to protect her from harm. I promise to hold space for her to blossom again and again and forever. I promise to listen to her. I promise not to rush her. I promise to love her as I have never loved before. . And I hope to develop these qualities for good. The good of all beings that cross my path. . I want to learn how to love the deepest darkness of my soul. Therefore I can love the shit out of your shit. This is to healing. This is to love. This is to god. . #selflove #selfportrait #queenofsnapchat #lovequotes #loveeverymoment #healing #feelings #journaling #journey #mentalhealth #traumarecovery #wearehere #to #love #who #we #are #in #eternity #soulfood
  • 14 0 6 hours ago
  • Resilience.

Today, my therapist said I am extremely resilient and driven and that I have brought myself through some really difficult situations. ...
  • Resilience. Today, my therapist said I am extremely resilient and driven and that I have brought myself through some really difficult situations. But that being resilient is different than being recovered and healthy. That in my resilience, I had and still have a lot of pain. I have the ability to pull myself out of difficult situations and be outwardly successful. Looking at this rock, which I got before a very bad relapse in undergrad. I was resilient. I gained weight and was strong and got into REUs and got good grades and got “better.” Because I knew I had to in order to stay in school and be safe and achieve my goals. 
But the pain was still there. And my symptoms still come up. I know how to seek help when I need it, to get through, to be successful. But I don’t know how to fully let go and be vulnerable. Being vulnerable is scary because the more I let go and let her see my pain, the more I know how hard that resilience is. #trauma #traumarecovery #resilience #edrecovery #therapy #vulnerability #eatingdisorders
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  • I've been off the IG for a while. No reason other than laziness. I've been squirreling some gems away though. Figure this is a good one to start with.
  • I've been off the IG for a while. No reason other than laziness. I've been squirreling some gems away though. Figure this is a good one to start with.
  • 40 4 7 hours ago
  • #Repost @thenurturefoundation with @get_repost
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"The most powerful form of #therapy is human love." Some of our greatest challenges arise from l...
  • #Repost @thenurturefoundation with @get_repost ・・・ "The most powerful form of #therapy is human love." Some of our greatest challenges arise from love, our greatest lessons teach us how to find deeper love and the greatest gift we can ever share is love. The profound, healing power of love hits us right in the heart and in the nervous system. When you recall your first love how does that feel in your body? I can literally feel my heart lift. When I recall my last heart ache I can almost feel my heart sink to the floor and slide away. It's a well researched phenomenon that in therapy the most powerful agent of change is not the approach used but the therapeutic relationship. For me that means how much unconditional, loving compassion one can put into action. This is true for all relationships regardless of our age. It is the grounded, compassionate presence of a well regulated nervous system that helps our nervous system likewise come back into balance. If you ever struggle to know how to support someone in challenge or crisis your calm, compassionate love is the best place to start. The same is to be said for #selflove . It is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. TRE has been one of the most profound ways I have discovered to put self love into action. As we tremor we come to know, nurture and attend to ourselves with loving compassion. If only we could wrap up love and put it under every Christmas tree 🙏 #TREsetmefree #traumareleaseexercises #unconditionallove #traumarecovery #mentalhealth #mentalwellness
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  • "The most powerful form of #therapy is human love." Some of our greatest challenges arise from love, our greatest lessons teach us how to find deep...
  • "The most powerful form of #therapy is human love." Some of our greatest challenges arise from love, our greatest lessons teach us how to find deeper love and the greatest gift we can ever share is love. The profound, healing power of love hits us right in the heart and in the nervous system. When you recall your first love how does that feel in your body? I can literally feel my heart lift. When I recall my last heart ache I can almost feel my heart sink to the floor and slide away. It's a well researched phenomenon that in therapy the most powerful agent of change is not the approach used but the therapeutic relationship. For me that means how much unconditional, loving compassion one can put into action. This is true for all relationships regardless of our age. It is the grounded, compassionate presence of a well regulated nervous system that helps our nervous system likewise come back into balance. If you ever struggle to know how to support someone in challenge or crisis your calm, compassionate love is the best place to start. The same is to be said for #selflove . It is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. TRE has been one of the most profound ways I have discovered to put self love into action. As we tremor we come to know, nurture and attend to ourselves with loving compassion. If only we could wrap up love and put it under every Christmas tree 🙏 #TREsetmefree #traumareleaseexercises #unconditionallove #traumarecovery #mentalhealth #mentalwellness
  • 33 1 7 hours ago
  • True words lead to true life📖💡💕
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In my life I’ve felt unloved, unseen, unwanted, unacceptable. But those are lies. They’ve only led me into dar...
  • True words lead to true life📖💡💕 • In my life I’ve felt unloved, unseen, unwanted, unacceptable. But those are lies. They’ve only led me into darkness. Have you ever felt those lies creep into your day? • They can also take on the flip: “I’m all I need. I can do it alone. I don’t need help with this. I’m confident in my own strength. I’ve got everything it takes.” • Both are delusions, distortions, irrational beliefs, cognitive traps. • We need help. And we have it. The truth especially of this season is that we’re more loved than we could possibly imagine; seen and wanted beyond our wildest dreams. Presently cared for and guided within a Father’s unrelenting embrace. • Whether you feel dark and cold today, or radiant with joy, remember such warm and precious truths. • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:105‬ • “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭ • “Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world— to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.” ‭‭John‬ ‭18:37-38‬ • #advent #devotional #truth #gospel #inspiration #light #counselingpsychology #questions #philosophy #scripture #selfreflection #psalms #psalm119 #healing #traumarecovery #mentalhealth #removed #adoption #adoptionjourney #adoptees #adoptedchild #transracialadoption #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #sanctification #growth #grace #encouragement #takingthoughtscaptive #therapeutic #therapyredeemed
  • 15 0 7 hours ago
  • 🌞 Join us in sunny Florida this winter for a highly-engaging training that will teach you how to do acupuncture in the field after traumatic event...
  • 🌞 Join us in sunny Florida this winter for a highly-engaging training that will teach you how to do acupuncture in the field after traumatic events. . . Healing Community Trauma strengthens the clinical, organizing and leadership skills that you need to establish disaster relief efforts and community service clinics for people affected by trauma. It will teach you how to establish mobile clinics onsite after disasters and community service clinics for veterans, immigrants, first-responders and other local populations that may suffer from trauma. It also prepares participants to develop and work in international community service clinics that are part of World Healing Exchange trips and other AWB-affiliated international programs. . . This course is a 15-CEU weekend training approved by the NCCAOM, CA*, FL & TX. *CA Provider #0619, Category 1 training. Sign up online at or call (505)266-3878. . . All attendees receive a goody bag from our training sponsor @lhasa_oms ! . . #acupuncture #ftlauderdale #traumarecovery #acuwithoutborders @atlanticinstituteoforientalmed
  • 22 1 8 hours ago
  • The days of hiding are gone
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Show the world All of your Fancy
  • The days of hiding are gone 🦄 Show the world All of your Fancy
  • 13 5 9 hours ago
  • @drncgw - 2 Corinthians 4: 8 we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsake...
  • @drncgw - 2 Corinthians 4: 8 we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed … What do you when you are not created in love, birthed in love or spend a lifetime trying to redefine and understand what it means to be loved? These questions would be part of Dr. Nikita C. Garris-Watson’s life’s journey. Molested, abused, abandoned, rejected, depressed, suicidal, self-loathing, promiscuous, hopeless and helpless are just a few of the words that depict the story of her early existence. Born to a 17 year-old single mother, with no mother herself, during a time when it was neither popular nor positive to be such a thing, set the stage for a tumultuous life. Dr. Garris-Watson, or Dr. Ki, would see more than any child should see, hear more than the memory can forget and experience more than the heart could handle on its own. What happens when warfare is your way of life - when it seems like you have fought all your life? Reaching number one on Amazon in the second week of it’s release, Damaged, but Destined: So What? Now What!, is a story of survival, God’s grace & mercy, healing (spiritual, mental and emotional), a metamorphosis of self and establishing a relationship with God. Dr. Garris-Watson shares both the dark and beautiful moments that have shaped her life and helped to recognize that even though the world says you are “damaged,” everyone has a destiny that is worth fighting for. Copies are available at DrKi.org or Amazon.com. #DrKi #DamagedButDestined #Survivor #Deliverance #MeToo #TraumaRecovery #AbuseSurvivor #FromVictimToVictorious
  • 53 5 9 hours ago
  • Source: @whole_embodied_therapist ・・・
Logic and reason are good things, and they’re not super helpful when we’re activated by trauma.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Source: @whole_embodied_therapist ・・・ Logic and reason are good things, and they’re not super helpful when we’re activated by trauma.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s no one’s fault for not being able to be logical when activated by trauma- its actually just neurobiology. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Logic & reason require a part of our brain called the frontal lobe (if your fist represented your brain, the upper part of your knuckles would be the frontal lobe). It’s a wonderful part of our brain & part of what makes us humans...AND it can get shutdown when our bodies perceive we’re in danger (eg- trauma response).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also trauma isn’t stored in our frontal lobe- it’s stored in the limbic system (if you put your thumb inside your fist- that roughly represents your limbic system). It’s deep inside your #brain & it’s concerned with taking in sensory input, & sends back out emotional responses. It’s very concerned with alerting us to danger. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Fun fact: it’s a #RELATIONAL part of our brain. Our limbic system is created, shaped & reshaped in relationship!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lots of broad strokes/ overgeneralization of brain- so what’s the take away?!? When someone is activated by trauma- logic & reason aren’t super helpful because that part of the brain is offline. What helps? CONNECTION.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It can be connection to our surrounding, to our bodies, to #compassionate parts of ourselves or to another human. These are all things our limbic system can understand & once we help the limbic system to calm & acknowledge there is no present danger, the frontal lobe can come back online & then we can problem-solve & logic again.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Trauma isn’t your fault & it’s not something you can logic your way out of... #connection & compassion are what’s needed. It’s okay to #struggle & okay to need help. You’re not broken. And you’re not alone. You are resilient.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #traumasurvivor #traumarecovery #cptsdrecovery #ptsdwarrior #notalone #traumainformed #compassion #selfcompassion #relationships #connection
  • 51 6 9 hours ago
  • “Feelings” not “feekings”. My imperfections especially without my glasses 👓🤓. There’s a lot of talk about “emotional neglect” these days. I belie...
  • “Feelings” not “feekings”. My imperfections especially without my glasses 👓🤓. There’s a lot of talk about “emotional neglect” these days. I believe many people do not want to neglect their loved ones....I believe they don’t know how to validate because we are not usually taught these skills. Let’s face it, us humans are somewhat complex and without skills to better navigate our relationships and complexities, we don’t do so well. #maxxmethod #mindfulness #emotions #thoughts #healing #ownyourdreams #doitnow
  • 28 7 9 hours ago
  • Motivation Monday!

Often we can get caught up in living in the pain of the past. While yes it is painful, it is also true that you are who you are...
  • Motivation Monday! Often we can get caught up in living in the pain of the past. While yes it is painful, it is also true that you are who you are with your strength, beauty and drive because it. Today when you consider the question where would you be....think about your strength, your resilience, your drive. Now use that to conquer the day! Leave a comment and tell us where would you be?
  • 18 1 9 hours ago
  • Source: @traumahealingfoundation ・・・
One of my favorite things to #explore with clients: why a behavior exists 💭. ——————————————— So often we jump...
  • Source: @traumahealingfoundation ・・・ One of my favorite things to #explore with clients: why a behavior exists 💭. ——————————————— So often we jump straight to making SHAME-BASED meaning out of behavior (i.e. “I yelled at that person because I’ve always just been a jerk.”) When we explore behavior more deeply, there is ALWAYS a function. (This doesn’t excuse our behavior, but if we want to behave differently it can be helpful to #understand what maintains said behavior in the first place.) ——————————————— This is especially true with #TRAUMA - It can therefore be helpful to instead look at behavior as #SURVIVAL .How was my behavior really an attempt at self-preservation? (of self, of feeling, of my body, etc.) ——————————————— There’s usually BIG #feelings on the other side of that behavior. The big ones that we try to #avoid usually include: #helplessness , #sadness , #powerlessness , #shame . Just to name a few. We even use “good” things to avoid these feelings. ——————————————— A reminder, though: feelingS will ALWAYS be experienced, no matter how much we stuff or avoid them with behaviors.
  • 30 4 10 hours ago
  • FAR INFRARED HEATING PAD GIVEAWAY ($249 value): Today, my friend @SarahJacksonPanther, @Thermotex_therapy and I are giving away something amazing—a...
  • FAR INFRARED HEATING PAD GIVEAWAY ($249 value): Today, my friend @SarahJacksonPanther, @Thermotex_therapy and I are giving away something amazing—a Platinum All-Purpose far infrared heating pad! Far infrared heat penetrates 10x deeper than other forms of heat, reducing inflammation and chronic pain, improving circulation (which is helpful for detoxing), regulating sleep, and protecting against oxidative stress. It’s an amazing form of heat therapy! PS You don’t have to have chronic pain to enter. 😉 Everyone could use a great heating pad! ⁣ ⁣ To enter to win, you must:⁣ ⁣ 1)Follow @SarahJacksonPanther @Thermotex_Therapy and me @katiejoramsey⁣ ⁣ 2)Tag a friend in the comments (more tags = more entries)⁣ ⁣ 3)Submit your email address via the link in @SarahJacksonPanther’s bio⁣ ⁣ The contest will be open until midnight, PST, on December 31, 2018, and the winner will be announced on January 1, 2019. ⁣ ⁣ Contest open to residents of the USA and Canada. This contest is in no way affiliated with Instagram.
  • 65 104 10 hours ago
  • I don’t think everyone should be positive all the time - it can be damaging. To me, I feel like a failure if I’m not “fine” - I can push through! o...
  • I don’t think everyone should be positive all the time - it can be damaging. To me, I feel like a failure if I’m not “fine” - I can push through! of course I CAN push through, but pretending to be fine when I’m not is equally damaging. I would like to say I’m getting better at telling certain people - my friends T and R, my therapist, my doctor - when I’m not fine. But there’s a difference between speaking your truth and acknowledging progress. I am not doing well, but I have made progress: - I haven’t counted calories since October 12, 2016 (that doesn’t mean I don’t engage in other ED behaviors) - I eat avocados, peanut butter, hummus, bread, and dozens of other fear foods - I am actively engaging in therapy - I am proudly out and call myself gay, despite continued disapproval by important people in my life - I have maintained my period (mostly) for almost five years after five years of not having it So, yes, today isn’t great and I’m not pretending I am fine. But I can struggle and acknowledge I’ve progressed. Recovery is not linear. (pathway to my therapy office) #eatingdisorderrecovery #recoveryisnotlinear #edrecovery #progressnotperfection #imnotokay #therapy #traumarecovery
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  • 2 Corinthians 4: 8 we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast do...
  • 2 Corinthians 4: 8 we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed … What do you when you are not created in love, birthed in love or spend a lifetime trying to redefine and understand what it means to be loved? These questions would be part of Dr. Nikita C. Garris-Watson’s life’s journey. Molested, abused, abandoned, rejected, depressed, suicidal, self-loathing, promiscuous, hopeless and helpless are just a few of the words that depict the story of her early existence. Born to a 17 year-old single mother, with no mother herself, during a time when it was neither popular nor positive to be such a thing, set the stage for a tumultuous life. Dr. Garris-Watson, or Dr. Ki, would see more than any child should see, hear more than the memory can forget and experience more than the heart could handle on its own. What happens when warfare is your way of life - when it seems like you have fought all your life? Reaching number one on Amazon in the second week of it’s release, Damaged, but Destined: So What? Now What!, is a story of survival, God’s grace & mercy, healing (spiritual, mental and emotional), a metamorphosis of self and establishing a relationship with God. Dr. Garris-Watson shares both the dark and beautiful moments that have shaped her life and helped to recognize that even though the world says you are “damaged,” everyone has a destiny that is worth fighting for. Copies are available at DrKi.org or Amazon.com. #DrKi #DamagedButDestined #Survivor #Deliverance #MeToo #TraumaRecovery #AbuseSurvivor #FromVictimToVictorious
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  • Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. -Muhammad Ali. We do not require you to be already certified in Yoga to take thi...
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  • Happy monday playas employers who don’t give their employees mental health days can go get kicked in the throat (so if anyone wants to do that to m...
  • Happy monday playas employers who don’t give their employees mental health days can go get kicked in the throat (so if anyone wants to do that to my manager hmu)
  • 36 1 12 hours ago
  • Tales to Understand
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Growing up as a second generation in the COD Cult, we were taught to be useful, not individually purposeful. I...
  • Tales to Understand ———————————————— Growing up as a second generation in the COD Cult, we were taught to be useful, not individually purposeful. In fact, having a sense of “self” was discouraged, especially if you liked yourself. We were a talented and attractive 9 kids in my family so our skills and talents were encouraged and used for profit such as singing and dancing, which I knew as “witnessing”. However, the idea was to keep us in our place as tools to gain more for the cult, not support our gifts. Here I am, newly 31 since December 3rd and am just starting to truly grasp my ailments, both mental and physical. Writing this book has brought flashbacks of memories as well as thoughts that at one time surfaced daily. I’m not sure if I’m writing a story of how I survived tragedies throughout my entire life, or a tale of someone who reached her version of success... or both! There are many survivors that are more well known out there right now writing their truth... So what makes me so special..? Why would someone want to hear my story? What is the goal for putting myself and my truth out there into this world? Well, what I know for my goal so far in this writing process is this: I want to make certain that my suffering was and is worth something; that it wasn’t for nothing, & that I am the creator of my future, destiny, and journey through and around this Universe. 🙏🏻 Thank you all for your loving support while I strengthen my eternal connection with #Source 🥰 Truly. #iahsay #mondaymorning #cultsurvivor 📸 by Me
  • 43 4 12 hours ago
  • {{Free Tantra Webinar}} The page to sign up for my free Zoom webinar has been posted! Click the link in my profile and submit your email if you wou...
  • {{Free Tantra Webinar}} The page to sign up for my free Zoom webinar has been posted! Click the link in my profile and submit your email if you would like to attend: {Sunday, December 16th @ 12pm EST.} We will be exploring: • Tantra theory (What the hell is Tantra?) • The Authentic Tantra® modality • 5 elements theory • Why I began practicing Tantra, how it has changed my life and relationship with my body • How Tantra can help heal trauma • What do I mean by "body positive tantra" • What are goddess sessions? • How people of all genders and ages can benefit from the practices • And answer any questions I can! Hope to see you there 🌙 Artwork by one of my favorite artists @weronikamarianna
  • 78 1 13 hours ago