7QT for Catholic Trauma Survivors 19Nov2021

Do you need to see the light in your darkness? Maybe it’s time to find your cycle-breaking Beatitude. Image: Unsplash
  1. Patrice Fagnant-Macarthur is at Catholic Mom with a review of Catholic therapist Tommy Tighe’s new book, St. Dymphna’s Playbook, which shares a title with his podcast.
  2. Surprise! University of Georgia researchers find connection between childhood trauma and opioid addiction.
  3. If you have heard of someone who has gone no contact with an emotionally immature parent or other family of origin, and you just don’t understand how any one could do that to family… read The Missing Missing Reasons.
  4. You’re not alone: Compulsive showering as a trauma coping mechanism is a thing.
  5. This may be a repeat, but I know I have some new readers (::waves::), but here are 7 Things People Who Grew Up Unloved Need As an Adult.
  6. Looking for support as you face holiday gatherings with emotionally immature people? Please visit my Resources page.
  7. Ending with your weekly reminder that All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family is available for purchase. Already read your copy? Leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads (please, leave a review–it takes courage, but it helps the people who need the message find it), and don’t forget to link up with this month’s An Open Book from Carolyn Astfalk & Catholic Mom.

For our AV, if you need to see your own virtue after coming out of developmental & complex trauma, check out Cinema Therapy’s episode on Katniss of The Hunger Games.

Thanks for reading, listening & watching, fellow image-bearers.


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