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Hypervigilance
On with weepingwillow
PTSD usually includes hypervigilance. How do we deal with the extra input, and coping skills we may have.


Shame
On with weepingwillow
This is a broad topic that I hope to be able to revisit from different directions as time goes on.


Eating disorders and the holidays
On with weepingwillow
Now that we have gotten through another holiday season we are going to talk about what things are hardest to deal with when you have an eating disorder. Also going to talk about ways to help cope, and ways to communicate what you need from those around us.


Sleep and mental health
On with weepingwillow
It is well known that a lack of sleep negatively impacts mental health issues. We are going to talk about which symptoms it aggravates and ways we may be able to get enough rest.


Concentration and following directions
On with weepingwillow
Between mental health issues and stress it can be very hard to concentrate on the things you need to. We are going to talk about the reasons for and frustration surrounding brain fog.


Advocating for ourselves
On with weepingwillow
Many abuse survivors find it difficult to advocate for what they need with professionals of all kinds. Among other reasons, anxiety is usually a part of this.


Symptoms and the holidays (2)
On with weepingwillow
This is a large topic, so we are going to revisit it.


Symptoms and the holidays
On with weepingwillow
How symptomatic we are fluctuates for most of us. The holidays usually (but not always) cause stress so symptoms often flair. We will talk about how our symptoms are in relation to the holidays and how to handle those symptoms over the holidays.


Controlling anger
On with weepingwillow
Of course we are angry as abuse survivors, and with good reason. But how do you control that anger and make it work for you, or at least not against you?


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A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
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