Abuse occurs in various ways. While most people can easily understand physical and sexual abuse, individuals can feel abused from being verbally diminished, criticized and shamed. This can occur in childhood from one or both parents or in a current adult relationship where there is no mutual respect and regard. The outcome is feeling disempowered with various possible lingering experiences such as ongoing poor self-esteem, persistent depressed mood as well as anxious feelings, sometimes developing into PTSD. Learning how to appreciate yourself and the positive traits you embody is part of healing from abuse. The other part is identifying the underlying traumatic residue and releasing the accumulated negative emotional charge that continually fuels the negative symptoms. You can heal from abuse if you are committed to your healing and well-being. There are effective therapeutic approaches that I use that can help enormously.
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Howard Brockman, LCSW is a psychotherapist who has been in private practice for 32-years.

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