When you are a victim of relationship-based abuse, overcoming the traumatic fallout of domestic violence is not an easy task, but it is possible. The right therapeutic approach to dealing with conditions like PTSD can be life-changing.

It may not feel like it at times, but there is help out there. There’s also a brighter and better future to be found in the right treatment plan. Here are just a few tremendous psychological therapies for those who have dealt with domestic violence.

  1. CBT

Unquestionably, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be of enormous help to survivors of domestic violence. …


The role of being a leader often comes with a lot of advantages: the prestige of having that upper title, potentially your own office space, and not to mention an upgrade in salary. However, leadership can also come along with critical responsibilities, one of which is continuous and organic growth. As a leader, you need to adapt to new situations, learn new skill sets, and collect more data over time. Here are four ways to grow as a leader:

Unlock New Abilities

Being a leader means being involved in a much broader spectrum of tasks. It entails overseeing various departments…


Domestic violence has had an effect on many lives. It disregards race, gender, age, religion, and even social class. In Australia, it’s a problem that everyone knows about, but there’s little discussion around it.

Luckily, several great nonprofits are working hard to help the victims of domestic violence. They aid people who need help in rebuilding their lives in a healthy, safe environment. One of the aims of all of these charities is to restore dignity to their clients’ lives. Treating them with respect helps them to regain their sense of self and their natural confidence.

Often, people leaving violent…


Some adults may have some difficulties dealing with stressful situations in life. In those same circumstances, those situations can traumatize a child. Since many children are incapable of dealing with such strong emotions or tense situations, their mental health can suffer over a longer period of time. As a parent, you will want nothing more than to ease this suffering for your child. To protect them from suffering long-term emotional scars by knowing how to recognize traumatizing situations and actions to help your child cope with them.

What Situations are Traumatizing for Children?

There’s a strong chance that your child…


Throughout the years, strong women have been monumental at making changes. The very same women have also said some remarkable things that have turned into some of the most inspiring quotes in history. Here are the top 10 female empowerment quotes from some of the strongest women to ever walk this earth.

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”- Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The second female justice of the United States Supreme Court had a massive hand in making some of the most significant decisions in the country. …


The effects of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder often affects those who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. This is most commonly associated with those who have gone through combat or have dealt with domestic or horrific violence. It is also seen in those who have been victims of sexual abuse as well. Symptoms of PTSD include negative thoughts, mood changes, anxiety, hypervigilance, sleep problems, and flashback to traumatic events. These symptoms can be severe and can be triggered by any reminders of previous trauma.

Although you should seek professional help if you believe that you are experiencing…


When you are dealing with stress and anxiety, it can often start to feel like a fulltime job. After experiencing something traumatic, dealing with the blowback that comes afterwards can be a life-long struggle. Everyone will feel stress at some point in their life, for some it can often feel like a war that is raging within themselves which could cause them to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. While you may feel like you are in the dark with no light in sight, coping with PTSD is in fact possible with the help of therapy, medications, or even…


Often leadership is thought of as a position rather than a skillset. However, the truth of the matter is that not everyone that holds a leadership position or has authority is necessarily considered a good leader. Leadership skills are amazing life skills to possess and help drive you forward. Developing these skills can help you and others succeed in life and in the positions that you hold authority over. But like most other skills, leadership skills must be learned and developed over time through trial and error. Leadership skills can easily be learned and there are even classes that can…


When you are going through trauma, you may not feel all too willing to talk about what happened. It can often close someone off to the world and you may try to protect yourself, but could that be counter-productive? Talking about trauma is so tricky because it could be triggering the emotions and the body. Many times, the emotion of shame is what comes up during these cases, and this can make it difficult to talk about. Not only that, but not everyone is the ideal person to talk to about it because they might judge the person for it…


Many often dwell on the misconception that keeping a diary or writing a journal is only meant for girls in their teenage years. While many girls indeed turn to write memoirs and logs in the attempt to understand themselves during these years, it is not only girls that can benefit from keeping therapy journals. Journals can be kept by just about anyone and can be a helpful way to vent your thoughts and feelings in a healthy manor.

Effective journaling can benefit you regardless of your gender or age. It can help you improve the quality of your life by…

Annette Gillespie

Annette Gillespie is a Melbourne-based business leader who strives to help others achieve success. Learn more @ http://annettegillespie.org/.

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