Jul 23 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 07/23/10)

Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors is a weekly Friday feature. My selections are entirely subjective, and I know it will never be possible to include every great resource tweeted. But I can try! I’ve personally read all tweeted links, and believe them to be of great value.

Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for content found on any other website. Stay safe, and don’t follow links if you believe you might be triggered by them. Also, I will not be re-checking links from older Best Tweets posts, and if the site’s archived URL is different from the one I’ve provided here, you may need to do a search on their site.

Please add your candidates for Best Tweets For Trauma Survivors in the comments.

Standalone Tweets

@CarePathways “Today, if you had a magic wand, what would you wish for? What do you really want? Feel it. See it. Allow it.”

@twitertwotter “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.”

@empowermentguru “You will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did … sail away from the safe harbor!” ~ Mark Twain

@BeyondMeds ‎”Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Meg Cabot (via @dedangelo)

@psychotherapi “People who successfully navigate change know that every challenging emotion they feel is not going to stop them.”

@zebraspolkadots “When my focus became where I wanted to go vs where I hated being — I arrived at my destination.” ~ zebism

@2morrowknight “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” ~ Bill Cosby (via @OprahBooklist)

@NoSocialAnxiety “Aspiring to perfection will get in your way” ~ Gillian Riley

@rcinstitute “WisdomWednesday: wisdom is knowing yourself and not judging yourself for who you are, but striving to do better.”

@Tamavista “Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.” ~ Goethe

@pinwheelgirl “Conquer your complacency. Show up for yourself. Make the changes you are dreaming about.”

@soulseedz “Set your standard to the highest level of love, generosity, compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance.”

Linked Tweets

Personal and Child Safety Issues

@WomensLaw Man finds ex-wife and children hiding in MO domestic violence shelter through GPS. E-stalking a growing problem
[SEO: Does your phone have a GPS? Does your car? Things to take into very serious consideration if you, or someone you know, are in a domestic violence situation.]

@2morrowknight Keeping Kids Safe Online (via Huffington Post)
[SEO: Lots of good tips here.]

@KissesFromDolce Learn the 7 Steps to protecting children from child sexual abuse (via Darkness2Light.org)

@NDVH Patricia Evans, author of The Verbally Abusive Relationship, has verbal abuse FAQ on her website

@wcsap Obtaining a Protection Order, a survivor’s guidebook through the court process
[SEO: A 71 page .PDF file pertains specifically to Washington state, but includes information that can help you understand the general process, and what the legal terms mean.]

The Rest of the Best

@akvet Excellent paper about the connection between PTSD and other diseases
[SEO: The population studied here is veterans, but anyone subject to PTSD from any cause needs to be aware of the increased risks and incidence of various physical ailments due to the toll of PTSD. The premise is that early treatment of PTSD could avoid much of the subsequent illnesses. Consider the implications of that statement for children traumatized by abuse who don’t receive help for PTSD until well into adulthood.]

@HealingPTSD 28 podcasts on military sexual trauma (“MST”) for active duty, veterans, friends and family

@unsuicide Can’t sleep? Video gives free, effective relief with progressive muscle relaxation

@805Therapy Depression vs. Sadness
[SEO: This is an entire Squidoo lens site devoted to various aspects of depression vs. sadness. Lots to explore!]

@arttherapynews Top 50 blogs for learning about medical art therapy
[SEO: This is a great resource! Categories include: general art therapy, blogs that offer art therapy ideas, blogs from organizations, blogs by art therapists, and blogs by those in recovery.]

@goodthingZ 7 Tips for Effective Communication
[SEO: Article pertains to both business and personal communications, but the lessons are pretty much the same. In an age of information overload, how can you be truly heard?]

@SoulHealr Do you forget to breathe when stressed?

@drcmblake How to Find Peace of Mind (in Under 500 Words) (Via Tiny Buddha)
[SEO: Even peace of mind takes practice and patience.]

@StaceyCurnow Connecting With Your Empowered Self (article by @TracyLiebmann)
[SEO: What does your authentic self look like? Simple thought/writing exercises to connect with your authentic self, and to be empowered by it. Don’t stress: there is no “right” answer — other than your own.]

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