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Releasing Emotional Pain
Releasing Your Emotional Pain Is a Necessity! Anyone in the mental health field will tell you that if you repress pain long enough, it will show up in other ways and areas of your life. Repressing pain will also hamper your ability to function the way you’d like, and people who know you will notice. It may also temporarily turn you into a jerk or a hot mess.
Be careful what you post on social media
Freedom of expression. Be careful what you post on social media... We live in a digital world with the ability to reach thousands to millions of people with the press of a button. It is easy to express your views on social media platforms and not always think of the consequences. That is why leaving is one of the most dangerous things a survivor can do.
Why do abused women stay?
Abusive relationships are complex situations which take a lot of courage to leave. When a survivor leaves an abusive relationship, the perpetrator's sense of power and control is threatened, and this may cause the abuser to retaliate. That is why leaving is one of the most dangerous things a survivor can do.
Why women don’t feel safe
Women are seen as objects, regardless of their dress code. This is why women do not feel safe
Trying to hide the abuse
Can we take a moment to think of the woman who woke up early this morning to spend extra time on her make up, because she can’t call in sick today, to cover up the bruises and cuts on her face.
Know your Human Rights
The concept of human rights allows people to speak up when they experience abuse and corruption. The concept of human rights empowers people and tells them that they deserve dignity from society. For more information visit the South African Human Rights Commission
Evidence
Having evidence is essential when you need to either open a case against an abuser or defend yourself and/or claims. By keeping evidence of everything you have the opportunity to use it when you need it. Being prepared gives you peace of mind.
Trauma Bonding
Trauma bonding is a psychological response to abuse. It occurs when the abused person forms an unhealthy bond with the person who abuses them. The person experiencing abuse may develop sympathy for the abusive person, which becomes reinforced by cycles of abuse, followed by remorse. Stockholm syndrome is one type of trauma bonding.
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, can come in many different forms. At the root of all forms of abuse, however, is the need for the abusive partner to keep power and control over the victim.
Harassment Order
If you’re a victim of abusive or threatening behaviour by someone other than a person that’s living with you, or with whom you have a domestic relationship, you can apply for a Harassment Order.