This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors

What do Catholic trauma survivors need? This week’s resources

Inclusion does not equal endorsement of concept, source, writer, etc.

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

God wants you to do what now? Maybe it’s time to find your cycle-breaking Beatitude or take Self-Control 101. Image: Wikimedia

  1. First up: if you still aren’t in the Lenten spirit or have already bombed at every penance you promised, I have opened up a private community on Facebook for people who want to spend their Lenten practice on creating intentional relationships where we can go for support when we are tempted to reach for those things not of God. Get heard at Heard Mentality.
  2. Hypervigilant? Numbed out? “Experiences of childhood maltreatment seem to be linked to an increased early vigilance to emotional social signals and to an attentional avoidance of hostile facial expressions at a later stage of perception. The present results suggest a vigilance-avoidance pattern of attention allocation associated with childhood maltreatment.” You might be interested in reading more from this study on experiences of maltreatment in childhood and attention to facial emotions in healthy young women.
  3. What is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD?
  4. Trauma survivors are sick of rejection and betrayal. And yet, God didn’t not answer. He said no.
  5. I think there might be a touch of codependency in this, but there is still a kindness in not rubbing our friends’ noses in our joys: When we unintentionally hurt our friends.
  6. Dealing with high conflict people?
  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: some more Dr. Ramani

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

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