Tag Archives: sexual abuse

Shutdowns and dissociation with PTSD. Unresolved grief & trauma.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety. My presentation of PTSD is mainly avoidance and shutdowns, although sometimes I go into a fight or flight state also (usually when manic). I have made some videos about what freezing, shutting down, dissociating is like but I wanted to touch… Read More »

What's the difference between CPTSD and PTSD…with Sarah Griffiths, episode 6.

Much of the information in this session is taken from my book…. Special online digital copy price of $5.00USD http://bit.ly/Sallyg-bookoffer Contact me at enquiries@sallyg.com or on +61 434 075459 or book a FREE 30 minute intro with me at http://bit.ly/Sallyg30minintro In all of my videos I aim to give value and show you how as… Read More »

Shame and disgust with sexual trauma

An uncomfortable topic for me to talk about. I have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) mainly from a childhood sexual abuse trauma plus a rape trauma as an adult. I also have bipolar 1 disorder and have experienced extremes of hyposexuality (very low libido) and hypersexuality (very high libido) associated with mood states of depression and… Read More »

Impact of sexual trauma and bipolar disorder on relationships

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from 2 sexual traumas. In this video, I briefly discuss the some of the way sexual trauma and bipolar disorder can affect relationships mainly to do with sexual intimacy. I made another video about hyposexuality (very low libido) and hypersexuality (very high… Read More »

Overcoming Complex Post Traumatic Stress… with Sarah Griffiths, episode 5.

Much of the information in this session is taken from my book…. Special online digital copy price of $5.00USD http://bit.ly/Sallyg-bookoffer Contact me at enquiries@sallyg.com or on +61 434 075459 or book a FREE 30 minute intro with me at http://bit.ly/Sallyg30minintro In all of my videos I aim to give value and show you how as… Read More »

Bipolar Disorder, Trauma and Memory

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). I have difficulty with short-term memory and this becomes extreme when I am manic or depressed. Like, I could not remember if I just swallowed medication when I was being treated for a mania episode. One time I was sent to hospital… Read More »

Suffer From PTSD Because Of Family? Ways To Detox & Distance – Psychotherapy Crash Course

In this video, I discuss ways to detox and distance yourself from unhealthy, unstable family who may have had a traumatic impact on you. I welcome your comments and questions! *NOTE I’m working on posting the scales/questionnairrs on my website soon. But you can also Google the 2 terms below and download the pdf to… Read More »

Childhood trauma of all kinds.mp4

I had an email from someone yesterday that asked “Do I work with kids who have trauma from other areas? Other than sexual abuse? That have had – I don’t mean kids – I mean adults who had trauma in their childhood? That maybe came from narcissistic parents or other difficulties? Maybe the loss of… Read More »

Necessary Evil

Listen to Shannon McVey, and Tim Ray talk about censorship, evil, tragedies and much more… Today’s Awaken Star is Internationally known Psychic Medium and MBA Linda Spellman. Linda Spellman has over 20 years of experience as a Corporate Executive leading key Marketing functions at well-established companies like Restoration Hardware, Home Depot and Carter’s/OshKosh B’Gosh. She… Read More »

PTSD – part 2 – Shutdowns, sexual trauma

TW: brief mention of sexual assault. Continuing from part 1, this video explains more about what shutdowns are like (a key feature of the PTSD from trauma in children under 6 years old). It takes time for PTSD to develop full symptoms and avoidance and shutdowns are the main features for PTSD as a young… Read More »

PTSD – part 1 – Childhood PTSD – avoidance, shutdowns

There has been very little information available about the childhood presentation of PTSD, where a child under the age of 6 years old has experienced trauma such as sexual abuse. Not many professionals know much about it and diagnosis was missed until my 40s (with suffering for many years). I am an adult that has… Read More »