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Types of Abuse and Their Effects : An Infographic

The infographic below illustrates different types of child abuse together with some of the effects of such abuse :   CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE 00… Read more

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – An Infographic

At the heart of research into the effects of childhood trauma is the study of how ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs) impact on mental health. As would be expected, the more ACEs, and the more serious they are, the greater the… Read more

Childhood Trauma: The Link with Alcoholism.

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Childhood Trauma And Alcoholism When childhood trauma remains unresolved (i.e. it has not yet been worked through and processed with the help of psychotherapy), alcoholism may result (together, frequently, with aggressive behaviour). Indeed, it has been suggested that unresolved traumatic… Read more

Childhood Trauma and Self-Harm : How it can be Addressed.

Childhood Trauma And Self-Harm : Three key elements to reducing our risk of harming ourselves are: 1) distracting our thoughts away from self-harm 2) reducing the intensity of our emotional arousal to levels which we are able to manage 3)… Read more

Childhood Trauma And Self-Harm.

Childhood Trauma And Self-Harm Many research studies (eg Arnold, 1995) have demonstrated a link between having been abused as a child and self-harm. In one study,84% of individuals who self-harmed reported that childhood trauma had contributed to their condition. WHAT… Read more

Childhood Trauma: The Statistics

Childhood Trauma Statistics : The following statistics relate to the UK. However, it should be pointed out that childhood trauma and abuse tends to be under-reported and under-recorded so the figures presented should only be taken as a guide. The… Read more

Serotonin And Childhood Trauma

As we have seen from other articles that I have previously published on this site, neurological problems resulting from childhood trauma can be reversed, and it is to the research into this exciting and fast developing area of study that… Read more

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,… Read more

Overcoming Relationship Difficulties Caused by Childhood Trauma

We have already seen that as survivors of childhood trauma we often find it very difficult to trust others. We may avoid close relationships in order to avoid the possibility of being hurt. Whilst this can allow us to feel… Read more

Coping Mechanisms for Survivors of Childhood Trauma

How Do Survivors Of Child Abuse Cope? In my last post I mentioned it might be useful to look at some coping mechanisms one may wish to make use of in the recovery stage from childhood trauma and it is… Read more

Childhood Trauma: An Analysis of Blame.

  Childhood Trauma And 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 deduces s/he is to blame for… Read more
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