Self-Care for Recovery from Childhood Trauma

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Self-care is evidence of psychological health -- when people are psychologically healthy, they just naturally include self-care as part of their lifestyle.

But people can also purposefully decide to develop their self-care -- they want to take better care of themselves.

Intentional self-care is a great way to actively improve your psychological health. It's especially important for survivors of childhood maltreatment. 

What is ‘self-care’?

> Definition from Oxford Languages (Oxford Engli…

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Childhood Maltreatment

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Recently I’ve noticed that many women scientists are investigating children's neglect & maltreatment. These scientists seem motivated by compassion, and they openly call for better prevention and treatment. They’re inviting us to fully understand the problem so that it can be changed. That motivation inspires their science.

Here’s more of their research findings:

About the Children

In science, child abuse/neglect is termed “adverse childhood experiences” [ACE], or “childhood maltreatment”. …

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Continuing Effects of Childhood Maltreatment

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Here's more from the science investigating childhood maltreatment. I respect all the feedback you've sent. This is a most important problem.

Some have written, recalling early abuse, loneliness. You say, “I just want to forget.”  

Some wonder about recovery. “It was so long ago, what can I do now?”

Note: Scientists & clinicians use various labels/definitions: child ‘abuse’, ’trauma’, ‘childhood maltreatment’, ’childhood adverse experiences’, etc.  For practical purposes, such labels are int…

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