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Self Care for the Soul

Top posts from Self Care for the Soul blog. How to deal with toxic people and set boundaries in relationships. Childhood trauma and personal growth.
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Surrender means you accept things you cannot change. And discern the difference between things you have control over and those you don’t. Giving up, however, means that you’ve lost hope. If You Love Someone, Get What You Want, Learned Helplessness, Why Try, Lost Hope, Codependency, Childhood Trauma, Connell, Discernment
How to surrender vs. giving up — Laura K. Connell
Surrender means you accept things you cannot change. And discern the difference between things you have control over and those you don’t. Giving up, however, means that you’ve lost hope.
If you use logic to try and convince your body it has no right to feel the way it does, you’re not alone. If you neglect the need to comfort yourself and “push through” instead, you abandon yourself. Your body feels unsafe even when your mind gives it all the evidence in the world that you are in no danger. Agoraphobia, Neglect, Evidence, Logic, Scared, Personal Growth, Self Care
How to comfort yourself when you’re scared — Laura K. Connell
If you use logic to try and convince your body it has no right to feel the way it does, you’re not alone. If you neglect the need to comfort yourself and “push through” instead, you abandon yourself. Your body feels unsafe even when your mind gives it all the evidence in the world that you are in no danger.
The need for certainty is universal but for childhood trauma survivors it feels like life and death. Learn why and how to heal in this post. Toxic Family Members, Health Communication, Feeling Abandoned, Relationship Struggles, Family Systems, Behavior Modification, Online Marketing Tools, Family Dynamics, Dysfunctional Family
How to understand your need for certainty — Laura K. Connell
The need for certainty is universal but for childhood trauma survivors it feels like life and death. Learn why and how to heal in this post.
how to reparent yourself Overprotective Parents, Abusive Parents, Toxic Parents, Love Me Better, Better Life, Parent Life, Mom Life, Emotional Health, Mental Health
How to reparent yourself
We need to reparent ourselves so we can receive the care and attention we lacked as children and live more satisfying, authentic lives. How to reparent yourself in 4 ways.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
If you were raised in a dysfunctional family home, you likely have trust issues. If you were consistently betrayed by the people closest to you, it makes sense you would protect yourself this way. How to overcome trust issues and how to know when to trust someone. Overcoming Depression, Build Trust, Trust Issues, Toxic People, When You Can, Make Sense
How to overcome trust issues after childhood trauma
If you were raised in a dysfunctional family home, you likely have trust issues. If you were consistently betrayed by the people closest to you, it makes sense you would protect yourself this way. How to overcome trust issues and how to know when to trust someone.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Resist Persist, Maladaptive Daydreaming, Toxic Family, Meditation Apps, Mindfulness Exercises, Self Compassion, Stress Reduction
How to overcome maladaptive daydreaming — Laura K. Connell
dysfunctional family Magical Thinking, Set You Free, Resentments, Understanding Yourself, Family Members
Accepting the limitations of dysfunctional family members
Accepting the limitations of dysfunctional family members does not mean condoning bad behavior. It means letting go of the belief that they will ever change, and the magical thinking that they will one day understand you.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
MAYBE YOU'RE... Frustrated with feeling misunderstood, alone, and gaslit. Feeling inauthentic, like you're not living the life you want. Working too hard on relationships that hurt you. 15 experts over 3 days will teach you strategies to overcome the impact of dysfunctional family dynamics, even if you feel like you've tried everything. Overcoming, Detox, Relationships
Come to this free retreat to heal from the pain of dysfunctional family dynamics
MAYBE YOU'RE... Frustrated with feeling misunderstood, alone, and gaslit. Feeling inauthentic, like you're not living the life you want. Working too hard on relationships that hurt you. 15 experts over 3 days will teach you strategies to overcome the impact of dysfunctional family dynamics, even if you feel like you've tried everything.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
freeze response Emotional Abuse, Emotional Healing, Fight Or Flight Response, No Response, What Is Freezing, The Freeze, Stockholm Syndrome
How to understand the freeze response and its purpose — Laura K. Connell
A freeze response can be accompanied disassociation and numbing out to a clear and present danger. For example, you find yourself in a threatening situation that anyone would agree is scary. But your freeze response protects you by shutting down instead of planning an escape.
https://laurakconnell.com/course/ Complex Ptsd, Outcomes, Thrive, Choices, Parents, Attention
How to reparent yourself to heal from childhood trauma
Your parents did not give you the care and attention you needed to thrive. These unmet needs continue to affect your choices and outcomes today. You have “done the work” but still struggle to understand why you hold yourself back and fall short of reaching your full potential. Learn more if you want more...
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
shine light dim You Really, Like You, Shine Your Light, Have You Ever, Empath, Belonging
3 reasons you dim your light and how to shine it
Do you ever dim your light or play small in order to feel accepted by others? Have you ever pretended to be less than what you really are because you had the feeling that belonging meant dumbing that down? If you’re an empath or a deeper person than the average, you may have felt like you had to do this.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
There are 5 major roles in the dysfunctional family. These are designed to keep the system going and can be very harmful to you. Take the quiz to find out yours and what to do. How To Become Happy, Are You Happy, Dysfunctional Family Roles, Losing A Parent, Cant Take Anymore, Self Promo, Strong Family, Family Bonding, Joy Of Life
Quiz: What's your role in the dysfunctional family?
There are 5 major roles in the dysfunctional family. These are designed to keep the system going and can be very harmful to you. Take the quiz to find out yours and what to do.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
should yourself Tough Love, Negative Self Talk, Perfectionist, Healing Journey, Emotional Support, Thoughts And Feelings, Inner Child
How to not should on yourself while you heal — Laura K. Connell
When you should on yourself, you tell yourself you're not good enough. What if, instead of judging your thoughts and feelings, you accepted them? Offer yourself the emotional support you needed as a child.
If you grew up in a dysfunctional home, no one taught you the importance of setting limits or having your needs met. In fact, many families teach the opposite. You believe you have to earn love and acceptance and the only way to do so is to abandon yourself. Feel Like, Authentic Self, Dysfunctional, Emotions, Feelings
How to get over feeling like you don't belong — Laura K. Connell
If you grew up in a dysfunctional home, no one taught you the importance of setting limits or having your needs met. In fact, many families teach the opposite. You believe you have to earn love and acceptance and the only way to do so is to abandon yourself.
Many people who experienced childhood trauma learn to avoid painful feelings by escaping into fantasies or maladaptive daydreaming. Everyone daydreams but not for hours on end and not to the detriment of their career, relationship, and other life goals. That’s what differentiates maladaptive daydreaming from the ordinary kind.
How to overcome maladaptive daydreaming — Laura K. Connell
Many people who experienced childhood trauma learn to avoid painful feelings by escaping into fantasies or maladaptive daydreaming. Everyone daydreams but not for hours on end and not to the detriment of their career, relationship, and other life goals. That’s what differentiates maladaptive daydreaming from the ordinary kind.