Tag: trauma

I See the Scars

I ran into a girl the other day with scars on her arms. My heart dropped. I know what that feels like to have no hope. To take the pain that you are feeling out on yourself. To sit in the bathroom with the door locked  and just sit on the floor rocking back and forth. When we have been through unexplainable trauma that is how we cope.  But I am living proof that it doesn’t have to stay that way.

My life changed when I found a support system of friends and God. Yes, God. Reading the Word bring me hope. It opens my mind to the  fact that there is a God and He cares about me even when others do not.

Don’t give up my friend. There is hope. There is life, a life more abundant than you ever imagined. A life where there is no more pain, no more sorrow, no more hurt.  Have you met my friend Jesus?  He is faithful. He is true. He is peaceful. He brings hope and healing and protection under the shadow of his wings. And He is waiting for you to call out His name for help today. He stands at the door and knocks.  Will you let Him in?

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.  – REVELATION 3:20 nkjv


I See the Scars

Copyright 2016 Diana Rasmussen

I see the scars upon your arms

My heart skipped a beat as I thought of what I could say

To take away the pain that brought you to that place

How I wish I could change the things that you’ve been through

I’m here today to sit and listen if you choose to share

I remember what it felt like

To be the girl with the scars

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique for Anxiety

Have you ever suffered from anxiety attacks? I recently learned about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) from a Child Counselor. A child I know was under attack from negative emotions. I called the Crisis line after this child was crying uncontrollably for hours. Nothing I could say or do seemed to help. EFT is a way to break the negative thoughts and I have seen it work immediately.

Using their own fingertips, you have the child do a simple tapping exercise, either on the side of their hand or their knees, and repeat a positive statement repeatedly. I chose the statement:

“God loves me and I love myself.”

It stops the spinning, changes the negative thoughts, and it works! Seriously. I was very skeptical to try this. I did not want to open the door to anything that is not from God. I want the WORD. Now I am not going all weird on you here. I believe that Jesus is the Healer. And all good and perfect gifts come from Him. Speaking the WORD of God over our bodies is a great idea. Especially for those of us who have lived through deep trauma and abuse. The WORD heals! Thank you Jesus!

Here is the WORD put to music…

Why we stay: trauma bonding

Why we stay: trauma bonding.

Wow, what a great post. I think that this is the hardest part for people who have not lived in abuse.  They don’t understand.  Trauma bonding. Stockholm Syndrome.

the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with, or sympathize with his or her captor

Call it what you want, but it is not love. It was survival. No wonder we have such a hard time understanding what love is, and what love isn’t.