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Demystifying Cults: Assembly of YHWHhoshua

We talk a lot about religious trauma and cult recovery here at Traumastery, and we believe that there is so much power in knowledge, so let’s dive into another cult you may not have heard of: Assembly of YHWHhoshua.

Many cults, although they may have very different characteristics and...

Coaching vs Therapy. How do I know what’s right for me?

When you decide that you need additional support, it can be very overwhelming to decide what kind of support you want and who you want to work with. We want to make that decision a little easier for you. First off, let’s dive into the differences between therapy and coaching.

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Religious Trauma and Emotional Manipulation

Let’s talk about when church/religious communities become manipulative and abusive. Deborah Layton, a survivor of Jim Jone’s Peoples Temple said that “No one joins a cult. You join a self-help group, a religious movement, a political organization.” The same goes for...

The 4 Trauma Responses

The 4F trauma responses represent a way of thinking about trauma and the different ways it can show up in the aftermath of severe abandonment, abuse, and neglect. This “trauma typology” was introduced by CPTSD expert Pete Walker, LMFT. I love this framework because it provides the...

Different Types of Narcissism

Today we are talking about narcissism. What is narcissism, you ask? Narcissism is described as extreme self-involvement to the degree that it makes a person ignore the needs of those around them. While everyone can show signs of narcissistic behavior, a true narcissist has difficulty...

Calming Your Nervous System During the Holidays

The holidays can be a dysregulating time, especially if you’ve experienced trauma. A lot of things could be impacting this dysregulation:

  • Disruption in your routine 

  • Traveling

  • Attend group events that you don’t regularly attend (religious services, parties, large family...

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