7QT for Catholic Trauma Survivors 3(1)Oct2020

Here’s me, doing my bit to participate weekly in Kelly’s Seven Quick Takes over at This Ain’t the Lyceum.

So here’s…

This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors

Takes. Best described as quick. Seven of them.

Memento mori, people. Image via Unsplash.
  1. Jennifer Scheuerman over at Catholic Mom writes about listening to God’s voice over all the negative self-talk we tend to give ourselves in her piece “A Battle for Freedom.”
  2. So there’s long been (like, in some form for over a century) much talk about PTSD in veterans post-service. I love this idea of how we need to start talking about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and PTSD before our servicemen and -women enlist: “Start focusing on veterans’ health before they enlist.”
  3. I know firsthand how self-soothing from trauma responses tends to foment addiction. Here’s an interesting study about PTSD, alcohol abuse, and male vs. female rats: PTSD and alcohol abuse go hand-in-hand, but males and females exhibit symptoms differently
  4. It never hurts to review 6 Tips for Ending a Cycle of Unhealthy Relationships.
  5. Full disclosure: “pinning” this here so I can read it later or, perhaps less likely, get one of you to read it and comment with your thoughts, thus motivating me. Moral Recovery and Ethical Leadership looks like an assessment of how very human leaders may make drastically human mistakes, experience moral injury, and then recover from that injury.
  6. Want gospel journaling prompts for trauma survivors? If you missed it, please sign up here to get yours free through the end of November, 20202.
  7. I also invite you to join in some discussion over on my Broken Grown-up Nation Facebook page.

I’d like to leave you with this thought. For those of us who’ve already parented from a place of pain rather than recovery, allow me to encourage you: it’s not too late.

It’s never too late. Begin where you are.

Also, let me know how I may pray for you? Meanwhile, make sure you give Kelly & the SQT crew a look see.

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