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Tag Archive: sexual assault

Oct 08 2018

Blame the Victim Part 9 – How Rooting out Details Advances Healing

Blame the victim mentality is very subtle. It’s sneaky. It doesn’t ever announce its presence. It just sits there like a black cloud, draining you. This is because we’ve been taught to accept it much more than we realize we have been. This is also because we have never been taught to pick things apart …

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Oct 08 2018

Blame the Victim Part 3 – 14 Signs You May Blame Yourself

Have You Unconsciously Internalized Blame the Victim Mentality Without Knowing It? This is a checklist of items to reflect on for trauma survivors. They don’t mean you necessarily have internalized any blame for the traumatic events or for your symptoms, but it’s possible. These are just things to think about. You could possibly have internalized …

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Sep 29 2018

Why it’s So Crucial to Unburden Trauma Survivors of the Blame-the-Victim Mentality

“It wasn’t your fault.” This is such a healing, repairing message for trauma survivors. In our society, all too frequently the conversation around a traumatic event shifts to the victim’s character, choices, faults, etc. as if to imply that something done to them was their fault. This is almost always untrue and it is harmful, …

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