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Part 8. The Genesis of My CPTSD: Mother as Mentor

Photo by Jamie Templeton on Unsplash From Jasmin Lee Cori: Here Mother is teacher not simply of some isolated subject but of a much bigger curriculum. She orients the child to successfully living in the world. She teaches her child how to get along with others, how to make good decisions, and how to manage… Continue reading Part 8. The Genesis of My CPTSD: Mother as Mentor

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Part 7. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Cheerleader

Photo by Rajiv Perera on Unsplash Mother As Cheerleader From Jasmin Lee Cori: A mother may have difficulty cheerleading for several reasons. She may be so undermothered and unsupported herself that she doesn't know about cheerleading, she may be more focused on her own needs for support, she may be unaware of her child's needs,… Continue reading Part 7. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Cheerleader

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Part 6. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Mirror

Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash Mother as Mirror From Jasmin Lee Cori: A mother's role in providing reflection is one of her most important. It is how children feel known and come to know themselves. Mirroring happens both verbally and nonverbally, and there are several levels to it. The first is one where children… Continue reading Part 6. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Mirror

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Part 5. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Nurturer

Photo by Valeria Zoncoll on Unsplash Mother As Nurturer From The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori [affiliate link]: Since a child's first language is touch, much will be communicated by the mother's holding and handling of the infant as well as by the way she continues to touch her growing child. Does the… Continue reading Part 5. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Nurturer

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Part 4. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Modulator

Photo by Janko Ferlič on Unsplash Mother as Modulator goes hand in hand with the First Responder role, this time, teaching the child emotional regulation that in time becomes self-regulation. From Jasmin Lee Cori: When Mother is modulator, she helps us transition from negative emotional experiences to positive ones. One way she does this is… Continue reading Part 4. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Modulator

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What trauma does to you: pain

Photo by Asdrubal luna on Unsplash Many people who were abused as children experience pain symptoms, either acutely or chronically. Most common are headaches and back pain. Now it is suggested that in both cases, patients who experience migraines and/or chronic low back pain be screened for child abuse. My experience with pain as part of the fallout… Continue reading What trauma does to you: pain

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More generational cycles to break…

I've lived and researched and thought about breaking unhealthy generational cycles of sexual abuse in families. Now another wave of abuse in the Catholic Church has surfaced, this time in Pennsylvania (warning: graphic sexual content). I'm a convert (RCIA '99) and still new to the Church when it came to light in Los Angeles around… Continue reading More generational cycles to break…

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Speak up

When the Trump administration began to separate children from parents at the border, I knew some of those children would be sexually abused. It's happened. Inevitably. And to a six-year-old girl. Any time you isolate children from the adults who love and protect them, disaster is inevitable. It doesn't matter if it's being done by… Continue reading Speak up