Please pray with me. Thank you. Much love, Happy D For more info about CPTSR/ CPTSD/ codependency/ co-narcissism, just enter any of those terms in the search bar (in the website footer) at https://joybasedliving.com/ Debbie Happy Cohen is a master coach with a graduate degree in counseling. She’s the founder of Joy-Based Living, an online … More A prayer for surrendering feelings of powerlessness, let them be replaced with love
If there was a simple healing formula for CPTSR, it would be an embodied experience of: awareness acceptance articulation allowing The body knows how to heal itself. So does the mind. They work in tandem, they are connected at all times. My hope is that by sharing these messages, you will be able to improve … More The harm of indifference and the healing power of love #cptsr #cptsd #codependency
If the love in me (or you) wasn’t so big great magnanimous huge plentiful and powerful (like the ocean), then putting the brakes on it (which is what emotional abuse and/ or neglect/ CPTSD/ CPTSR feels like) would not ever hurt. There is always present in each of us a fullness of love longing to … More The Big Love in Me and in You – with quote by Louise Hay
The purpose of an embodiment meditation is to help center yourself in your body. It’s very helpful to do just prior to engaging a meaningful conversation. You can do the meditation by yourself, or with a person who is about to join you in the conversation. You can even start a meeting with it. It’s … More Short Sweet Embodiment Meditation 5-3-19
Why would anybody – ever – in the history of humankind – put the brakes on their joy – if they hadn’t experienced some kind of trauma?They wouldn’t. Now, some people respond to trauma by repeating the behavior and traumatizing others. Because it’s familiar. Other people respond to trauma by repeating their experience, allowing themselves … More Trauma – a personal note from me
You deserve to swim fast, fly free, run like Secretariat and enjoy your treasure every single day of your life! So many metaphors, so little time! PENGUINS AND SEAGULLS When I first started the Joy-Based Living conversation and community, I saw us cleaning ourselves and each other of cultural wounds (shame, abandonment, betrayal) the way … More 3 metaphors for healing cultural and personal trauma (CPTSD) (CPTSR)
One of the biggest challenges I face when coaching someone who continues to bump into the same roadblock is uncovering the false belief that is running their inner software. To do this, I always assume that there is a protector in them that’s gotten out of control and who is no longer serving the person. … More The one lie the nark needs you to buy (hint – Scar from Lion King) (Coach Notes)
About 10 years ago, someone suggested I attend a co-dependency type of meeting. I was going through a lot of deep transformation and although I resisted the idea (big time), I finally made my way through the doors. I promised I would at least give it a try. That I would attend 6 meetings. Ugh. … More The Magic in You: AAA mantra for freeing your JOY!