Author: Gloria Masters

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Out of all the impacts Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) has on us, I think it is shame that has the most to answer for. It is after all Shame that keeps...

Because what happened to us was wrong, it changed everything and we stopped feeling normal, or what had felt normal to us. Our minds took us to ‘different land’, a...

With a force more powerful than thunder, they come. With terror inducing, nightmarish strength, they emerge. Unpredictable, unwanted, and definitely unasked for, there is nothing worse than their arrival, and...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that can develop in people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Symptoms can include; nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety and fear. Complex...

Although it's widely known as a process of disconnecting from one's thoughts and feelings I think Dissociation is way bigger than that. Depending on how your life has been it may...

Now there’s a word! When I think of how much I needed this in the first sixteen years of my life; it blows my mind. I am not alone, hypervigilence like...

Clarity takes me straight to an image of standing in the sparkling blue ocean and seeing my feet very clearly all the way to the bottom. ​Sometimes clarity is unavailable to...

If we just ask for them, signs are everywhere. The beauty of them is that they seemingly appear out of nowhere. When I first started looking for signs, I thought I'd start...

Just for the sake of clarity, triggers are responses caused by a particular action or situation, like the war in Afghanistan.  Symptoms can include, panic attacks, abject fear, even feeling...

Courage comes in many forms and is as unique to us as our thumbprints. All of us need to find courage some of the time, and some of us need to...