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To provide a unique environment where folks who have experienced trauma can openly and safely talk. We strive to respect, validate, and learn from each other.


Achieving our goal requires cooperative collaboration amongst members and staff. Members posts remain appropriate and relevant to topics. Terms of Service are clearly posted to help members maintain the dignity of the board. Members of this group are at a stage in their healing to independently regulate their own behavior, as well as keeping themselves safe while on the forums. Staff regularly monitor posts and replies to ensure the board remains a safe and comfortable environment of learning for everyone.

As a friendly and kind community, we validate each other as equally special and significant.

These forums are active and the community not too large or too small - about 400 posts per day. There are many forums on different topics. The topics range in subject matter also. You are welcome to interact as you feel comfortable.

This is a safe place for members. We encourage building coping skills, learning from each other and material shared. We discourage sharing explicit memories of past abuse. We feel that processing memories be done with professionals. There are no practicing therapists on these forums. Therefore, topics that call for therapist type responses are discouraged.

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Brene Brown on shame and empathy

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Post by felicity on 12/21/2013, 12:15 pm

I have been reading this person's work and watching her videos.

I am often asked 'what is support to me' - why is our board so very supportive to others. I don't have an answer. The people here are so wonderful and compassionate. Everyone 'cares' for each other. No one judges others. People are 'free' to tell their stories and others relate. Members don't 'have' to do anything - and, certainly should not feel guilty about anything here, because there is not judgement.

I think - I can't put my finger on what happens within this community that is so very special.

Then, I started watching brene brown - and Matoska also had me post a video about empathy and sympathy - which is also done by this person.

I don't think that Brene Brown speaks much on child abuse or trauma, and/or dissociation.

Watch this video and hear her frustration of 'how' to move out from underneath shame. She 'is' talking about what we do here. Now, I have a better idea of 'what support means to me' - to be able to tell our 'stories' without fear of not fitting in - judgement; to feel compassion of others; to be able to listen and talk - as we feel comfortable.

Anyhow, enough of that - enjoy the video and share what you think - if you want to:

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Post by ImInManyPieces on 12/21/2013, 12:32 pm

She's good. Thank you for sharing. I forwarded this video to my T as well.
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