...See moreI feel like I chose a bad title. The issue is that I don’t want to engage with my family anymore because their political views are so gross. My parents voted for Trump and I’m just disgusted. I don’t know how to engage with them and part of me doesn’t want to talk to them at all. But I also don’t think that I will ever fully cut them out of my life or anything like that.
I have been very dependent on them for most of my life. I just feel really lost. I live on my own and I do care about them but I just can’t stand my parents’ political views and am truly disgusted. I want to talk to them about this.
This week the news came out that Trump had wanted his generals to be more like Hitler’s. I can’t be close to or friends with someone who can see how disgusting that man is and would vote for him. Obviously this news came out after the election but there were enough horrible things about him that they should never have considered voting for him. I just feel lost and confused here and am not sure how to engage with them.
...See moreLets play take one, keep one!
There are two words. In order to take a turn, you change one word, and keep the other!
John: Apple Car
Andrew: Fast Car
Ethan: Fast Airplane
Lauren: Fast Spaceship
And so on!
...See more"These are some of the ways that people describe feeling alienated after trauma; that is, disconnected from themselves and others.
Does Alienation Matter?
Alienation is linked with multiple forms of post-traumatic distress.
Drawing on nine published studies that examined alienation-PTSD links specifically, a recent meta-analysis revealed a large effect size relationship between alienation appraisals and PTSD symptoms. As alienation appraisals increased, so did PTSD symptoms.
Alienation also distinguished people with trauma histories who met the criteria for either PTSD or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
Is It Alienation or Something Else?
Researchers began to tease out these related constructs in a 2019 study that involved 100 college students as well as 93 adults seeking services in Northern Ireland who had survived trauma. Participants reported their trauma histories, alienation, social support, loneliness, and alexithymia as well as PTSD and depression symptoms. Alienation explained links between trauma histories and post-traumatic stress and depression symptoms, even when taking into account social support, loneliness, and alexithymia.
What Are the Implications of Alienation Research for Our Response to Trauma?
If alienation is part of the harm of trauma, then connection should be part of our response.
Outreach from victim advocates to survivors in the aftermath of intimate partner abuse predicts less distress a year later, relative to a comparison condition that offered referrals instead of outreach.
We can also change how we talk about and collaborate to address trauma, particularly intimate violence. By doing so, we communicate that survivors are not alone, that we each take the issue seriously, and that change is possible."
Read the complete article available at Psychology Today! [https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/awareness-action/202208/feeling-disconnected-oneself-and-others-after-trauma]
What are your thoughts on alienation after trauma?
*I tend to alienate after a stressful event so that I can compose myself and get a handle on my emotions. I do it so I can prevent emotional outbursts in front of others.*
#Alienation #Isolation #Trauma #MentalHealth #Relationships #Communication
...See moreHello everyone,
I hope you are all doing well. I am pleased to introduce the two new group support mentor leaders: @Lou73 & @ASilentBunny.
@Lou73 will be focusing on Sharing Circle (Adults Only). She has been a resilient leader in the member group chats for a while and went above and beyond to support members in the member group chats. In her new role as GSML for Sharing Circle, she will be recruiting, training, and allocating sharing circle hosts. Receiving & sharing feedback related to sharing circle and taking necessary steps to improve and scale up Sharing Circle.
@ASilentBunny will be focusing on applications and the onboarding process of Room Supporters & Chatroom Moderators (Adults Only). He is determined to bring more quality support & guidance to members and leaders since he joined 7Cups. In his new role as GSML for Applications, he will be recruiting, reviewing & processing applications, grading training, onboarding room supporters and chatroom moderators, and doing team check-ins to empower the RS/Mod Team.
I will be working closely with both of them to ensure we serve the best to our members and leaders of the Member Group Support Chats.
Please join me to welcome and congratulate them on their new role.
...See moreSaw this in another forum and figured it could be fun here as well! Just go through the alphabet and pick a food that starts with the next letter of the alphabet.
I'll start everyone off:
A - Apple
...See moreOkay so I'll start with a word and then you post the first word that comes to you mind when you read that word. Then the next post will be based on the previous post and so on. Could be fun ! Alright be creative guys :D First Word is : Water
...See moreThe basic rules of being a listener - In a poem.
A little reminder about the listener way.
Choose your words, be careful what to say.
Words have power, and hurt as well as heal.
So always consider how the member feels.
Tips and tricks, may seem to be useful.
Yet it’s very rare of them to prove fruitful.
So stay your advice, you’re no expert here.
Instead listen, for these souls need an ear.
It may be painful, but you can’t help them all.
An impossible task that is bound to see you fall.
So do what you can, and know that is enough.
Don’t push on, you don’t need to be tough.
Some topics may be depressing, strange, even taboo.
You don’t have to take them, if you don’t want to.
Keep an open mind, and know everyone suffers
In different ways and forms, all uniqu e colours.
If you’re feeling defeated, don’t just concede!
There are hundreds of guides you can read!
There is training you can take, even full courses!
All from wonderful and trustworthy sources!
Finally, remember that the rest of us are here too!
LSR is always on stand by, ready to support you!
So if you feel lost, please drop by.
Even if it’s just to say hi!
...See moreListen, Listen we have that thing at that place!
Listen, Listen, we have to go or we'll lose face!
Listen, Listen, dont forget that errand you need to do
Listen, Listen, while youre there could you do this too?
And dont forget this friday, we have a dinner reservation
And dont forget this sunday, we need to plan our vacation
And dont forget this saturday, you said youd wash the floor
And while youre at it, maybe try to squeeze in another chore.
Hey hey, this work youve done is completely wrong
Hey hey, are you coming to the annual office sing along?
Hey Hey, could you please help me get this done?
Hey Hey, you should also join the charity run!
Dear, dear, could you do me a favour or two?
Dear dear, you know I do so much for you!
Dear, dear, its my friends cousins birthday soon!
Dear, dear, are we going to watch the red moon?
STOP! STOP! - I dont care.
STOP! STOP! - I need air.
STOP! STOP - It can wait.
STOP! STOP! - Just. Stop.
Work must be done, but this is crazy.
Chores must be done, but this is
Do whatever you want, call me lazy.
But I am done playing your little silly game.