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.
- 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.
- 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?”
- 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!
- 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.
- Here’s an article on a tool to help you replace negative core beliefs.
- Andrew J. Bauman has a heartbreaking, troubling letter from an honest misogynist.
- 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.