Your Feelings During Recovery from Abuse Lie Your abusive relationship warped the way you feel and think. Don’t worry, it will straighten out soon. But in the meantime, don’t trust every feeling you experience. Rely on your support network. Therapists, domestic violence groups, and people who have worked through trauma can help you decide if what […]
Erin Chavez developed a hypnosis for abuse victims that profoundly reduces auditory flashbacks, whether you have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or not. If you suffer from re-hearing your abuser’s voice in your head – during or after you’ve left the abusive relationship – then this free hypnosis for abuse victims will help you. Depression can cause you to obsess […]
Recovery from domestic abuse and violence is always possible. Recovery from domestic abuse becomes probable when you: know, in general, what feelings to expect during recovery, get a head start on complications that can happen in recovery, and develop coping skills to navigate your recovery from domestic abuse. No one knows how long you’ll need to […]
Have you been looking for a way to help abuse victims online? Verbal Abuse Journal’s mentoring program is for you. Abuse victims and survivors apply for a mentor, we assign survivors to you, and then you coach them as they reach their goals – all through email. Coach one person or several – it is up to you.
Information about our Survivors’ Mentoring program:
We can support you if you want to get out of an abusive relationship, or if you need to stay in an abusive relationship for now, or feel forced to stay in the abusive relationship forever, or if you left your abusive relationship and want help healing from it. All of our mentors are domestic abuse survivors.
We contact you through email only.
Fatalities from domestic violence cases in Maryland are down 30% thanks to a simple 16 question checklist and a call to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at the time of the 911 call response. After the officer gives the quiz, she or he calls a number that allows the victim to talk to the National […]
Our mentors help you think more clearly so you find the answers you need. Our mentors are are all survivors of domestic violence and abuse and our mentors all left abusive relationships. Our Survivors’ Mentors have extraordinary wisdom that comes from experience with domestic violence and abuse that other programs cannot guarantee.
I’ve never been to war. I’ve never been raped at knife-point or fought for my life from strangers. But I did live with an unpredictable, angry and abusive man for over 17 years. And that is way more than enough time to develop hyper-anxiety, difficulty concentrating, experiencing overwhelming guilt or shame, and any other PTSD symptom.
Emotional Intelligence is “street smarts,” as opposed to “book smarts” when speaking about emotional strength. Emotional intelligence accounts for a great deal of a person’s ability to navigate life effectively. We experience different levels of emotional intelligence based on our own life’s teachings and experiences.
Verbal abuse underlies most domestic violence. Hostile language is dangerous to our health not only because of its destructive nature but because it so often escalates into physical violence. Learning the Art of Verbal Self Defense is learning how to create a system (in any environment) where you can diffuse hostile language as well as give the victim or yourself an opportunity to get to a safer environment.