I am a survivor of domestic violence. I have post traumatic stress from experiencing abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence throughout my life. And I want to get better.

This blog is to share the work I’m doing using the SuperBetter game, therapy, and a workbook for Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence so it may help others get better too.

Here’s where the blog starts: https://4ptsdhealing.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/my-story-and-my-plan-to-get-better-and-help-others-get-better/

  1. #1 by Joyce Hatton on January 1, 2013 - 8:34 pm

    Wow, I just discovered your blog, and I am just in awe. You are super awesome. I’m kind of just starting out in my healing from PTSD, and it’s really encouraging to see all the growth that you’ve been able to do. I’ve only read a few of your posts so far and I can relate so much. It’s a nice feeling after all the alienation I’ve been feeling for so long.

    It’s so amazing to see that this stuff is so important to you, too. Sometimes I feel like I’m just shifting from ‘PTSD alien’ to this ‘lets talk about our feelings/hippie alien’, and this me is just as unsettling to people as the panicky, crying me.

    But I *like* this new me. I’m excited about what I’m doing, and it makes me feel happy and empowered. So it was just really great to see this, and to kind of get validation that it’s ok for me to keep doing what I’m doing.

    Thanks 🙂

    • #2 by miaquinn on January 2, 2013 - 4:31 pm

      Thanks Joyce! I’m always happy to hear when someone finds this blog useful. I know I do it for myself, but also hope it will help others out there too. I think I understand what you mean when you feel like “PTSD alien” and “hippie alien”. Last week I was talking to my therapist that I wish I could just be normal and not have to deal with this stuff. To which they responded, well this is normal and it’s a great thing you’re dealing with this stuff.

      I checked out your blog too and really like it. I’m always thinking about communication because of how I’m dealing with hypervigilance and it helped a lot to read about passive, passive aggressive, aggressive and assertive, and indirect/direct communication styles on your blog. I never realized how often I probably do passive and indirect communication until I read that. Thanks for sharing!!! Let’s keep in touch.

      • #3 by Joyce Hatton on January 3, 2013 - 1:50 am

        Thanks, I’m glad you liked my blog, too! I would love to keep in touch. I’m following your blog, and I look forward to continuing to read it.

        Do you mind if I post about your blog on mine?


      • #4 by miaquinn on January 3, 2013 - 2:14 am

        Not at all! Go ahead. 🙂

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