Childhood Trauma: The Statistics

Is Childhood Trauma Common? The following statistics relate to the UK. However, it should be pointed out that childhood trauma and abuse tend to be under-reported and under-recorded so the figures presented should only be taken as a guide. The statistics were gained by interviews with a large sample of young adults. – a quarter […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Challenging Our Negative Thoughts.

  Challenging Negative Thoughts : This article examines how we can use cognitive behavioral therapy to challenge our negative thoughts. When we have negative thoughts, it is important to ask ourselves: ‘What is the evidence to support this negative thought/belief?’ OFTEN, WILL WILL FIND THERE IS VERY LITTLE OR AT LEAST NOT THE COMPELLING EVIDENCE […]

Coping Mechanisms for Survivors of Childhood Trauma

  How Do Survivors Of Child Abuse Cope? There are two main types of coping mechanisms: 1) Those which are helpful in the short-term, but unhealthy in the long-term. 2) Those which are useful in the long-term (but can take more effort and discipline). Examples of the first include: drinking too much, use of illicit […]

Stop Blaming Yourself! Childhood Trauma: An Analysis of Blame.

  When we are children, if someone treats us badly, we attempt to understand why. But in trying to understand, the child’s logic is very often flawed, and s/he falsely deduce s/he is to blame for it. The child’s flawed logic may flow similarly to this: ‘Someone is hurting me…punishment only happens to bad children…that […]