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3 Reasons To Support My #InvisibleScars Emotional Abuse Awareness Campaign

Allow me to introduce myself to some and re-introduce myself to others. My name is Lynette Davis and I’m the author of Even Rain Is Just Water, A Memoir of Rejection, Revelation & Redemption. My memoir is about a lonely little girl looking for love and acceptance that shows how childhood trauma transcends into adulthood and continues to affect survivors.

We’re ten days into a 30-day social campaign called #InvisibleScars, which is approximately one-third of the way.  It’s a campaign to raise awareness about emotional abuse. It began on September 7th and ends on October 7th. This is a matter that is close to me because in my subtitle, the word rejection is i.e. for emotional abuse. One of my commitments upon publishing my story is to help bring more awareness to this insidious type of abuse.

Three reasons to support this campaign:

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First, it’s for a very good cause. By supporting this campaign, you will be helping to raise awareness so that more people can be helped. This type of abuse also produces trauma. Emotional abuse is insidious, that is, it’s gradual and done over and over, over a period of time, and therefore is not easily noticed. It’s so insidious that most people who experience emotional abuse don’t even know they are being emotionally abused. That certainly was true, in my case as well. I did not realize it was abuse until one of my beta readers, upon reading my first draft, responded about the “abuse” I had experienced. “Abuse? What abuse?”

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Secondly, Simply by supporting the #InvisibleScars campaign, you can be the voice on October 7th for countless voiceless victims who have been silenced and feel powerless and defeated due to their chronic or long-term exposure to emotional abuse, for which they have no escape. (On October 7th, we’re going to make one loud thunderous clap so their voices, along with ours, can be heard.) And

 

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Thirdly, It won’t cost you one red cent. That’s right. It doesn’t cost you anything to support this campaign, other than five seconds of your time. And, it’s safe and secure. You’re only giving Thunderclap permission to tweet (Twitter) or post (Facebook or Tumbler) one time, at a designated time. That is all.

Please support this campaign by clicking on:

  • this link:  #InvisibleScars
  • one of the red bars labeled “Twitter,” “Facebook,” or “Tumbler”  

That’s it. You don’t have to do anything else. And on October 7th, we’ll “put emotional abuse on blast!”

Much gratitude to the individuals who have already supported this campaign.

Lynette

 

 

 

 

 

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Emotional Abuse

The Journey is YOU..........and you are UNIQUE.

Emotional abuse is an uncomfortable reality, a social taboo. As such, it is the least talked about yet most common form of abuse. It is insidious and subjective in nature. Due to language and cultural differences — depending on the individuals, the setting and the culture — some abuses are simply overlooked because they are intangible, invisible and physically immeasurable, so they can easily be “played-down,” brushed-off or ignored. So much so that it is not uncommon for victims themselves to not even realize that they have been, or are being, psychologically violated.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me” is absolutely inaccurate. On the surface emotional abuse may seem like “only words” and perhaps that doesn’t appear to be severe or dramatic, but the effects of emotional abuse are very damaging, run deeper and have longer-lasting effects than physical abuse. Physical scars heal…

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Psychology # 15 – Scapegoating

Rebellious Scapegoat

It took me years to understand the term of “scapegoating”, the more I gain the knowledge, the more anger / frustration I got.

Wish I can understand this term when I was young, it can definitely save me lots of energy / time towards healing journey.

Hope less people will be trapped like me for so long.

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What You Need To Know About Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Free From Toxic

Healing The Trauma of Narcissistic Abuse Healing The Trauma of Narcissistic Abuse

For many survivors of narcissistic abuse, recovery is a slow, frustrating and tedious process. The frequent complaints of pain and emotional distress are often dismissed by loved ones and even mental health professionals as malingering and a lack of desire to heal and get better.  However, recent trauma research indicates that these complaints are the direct result of the real physiological damage done to survivors while they were exposed to the prolonged emotional and psychological trauma of an abusive relationship.

Trauma, which is the Greek word for “wound,” is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds one’s ability to cope or integrate the emotions invoked with that experience– Wikipedia. Long term exposure to the chronic emotional and psychological trauma of narcissistic abuse predisposes the brain to be in a constant state of  “flight or flight” or hyper alert due to the repeated elevation of the stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol.  The constant surge of cortisol not only causes many…

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It’s not the load that breaks us down–heaven knows if we could see it all at once we might just shift our hips and find a better way to carry it–no, it’s the shrapnel of lif…

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PTSD - Accepting, Coping, Thriving

This one is tricky.  Hard to pin down since emotions are so volatile and changing with a thought.  How secure you are within yourself makes it harder for someone to abuse you emotionally.  This link is one of those annoying ones that you have to click after every paragraph but the signs are important to be aware of to spot those that use emotion to manipulate others.  http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/9-signs-you-are-in-an-emotionally-abusive-relationship.aspx?

  1. You feel like you are on emotional roller coaster.  Another description is you feel like you are walking on egg shells, terrified of the next flair up.
  2. They isolate you.  They don’t want you having contact with friends or family.  This may seem very romantic at first that they want you all to themselves but no one can be your everything.  Family and friendships need to be maintained.  They need other friends too.
  3. Jealousy….not just of other people but your dreams and…

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What is the difference between “emotional” and “psychological” abuse?

The Proxy Project

In the struggle and search for answers to the problem of abuse, we encounter the question of what is or is not considered abuse.

One immediate problem for me is that the definition of “emotional” abuse is used synonymously with “psychological” abuse. KP O’Hagan addressed the problem in 1995, in his article in Child Abuse and Neglect.

The confusion of interchangeable use and indistinct definitions arises repeatedly in the literature, as seen yet again in 2012: “There is no universally agreed definition of psychological maltreatment or emotional maltreatment”. Despite two decades of debate and attention, the literature lacks a clear distinction between emotional and psychological abuse.

Is it important to distinguish between emotional and psychological abuse?

For me, yes. I think KP O’Hagan’s distinction is valuable. Emotional abuse, in O’Hagan, involves exactly what it says:Graphic of question marksemotions. This involves how we feel, what we feel, and the…

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