This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors

This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors

Update: My Domestic Church has taken over the weekly 7 Quick Takes. I’ll try linking up there.

Are you still growing even in dormant times? Maybe it’s time to find your cycle-breaking Beatitude. Image: Unsplash

  1. This is both mindblowing and completely not a surprise. Here’s a study showing that individuals with adverse childhood experiences explore less and underweight reward feedback. Translation of academic-ese: if you experienced trauma as a child, as an adult, you are less likely to discover/take chances, more likely to be manipulative, and when things do go your way, you don’t attribute as much value to those experiences as you do to painful ones.
  2. Anyone who is at heart honest and has experienced any kind of harm in a relationship has asked, “Does my reaction to being abused make me an abuser?
  3. Micole at The Face of Mercy has written a Litany of Self-love–highly recommended. Thanks, Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, for sending idea this my way!
  4. Social Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder… if you’re a lucky double-winner with these two, you might be interested to read up on how fearful attachment interplays with anxiety and depression.
  5. Here’s an article on a tool to help you replace negative core beliefs.
  6. Andrew J. Bauman has a heartbreaking, troubling letter from an honest misogynist.
  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.

This week’s AV? More from Cinema Therapy with the sweet, gentle, ridiculously imaginative My Neighbor Totoro.

Thanks for reading, listening & watching, fellow image-bearers. Now give My Domestic Church a look-see.

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