Dear Survivor Mama,

Yes, birthing and parenting are triggers that can open up old wounds. If you are struggling to manage flashbacks and intrusive thoughts about your childhood abuse while parenting, you are not alone in this. And yes, there is something we can do about it.

Hi, I’m Joyelle Brandt. I’m a parenting coach who specializes in working with mothers who are survivors of abuse. I want you to know that when you are feeling triggered by daily acts of parenting, you are experiencing a completely normal response for someone with a trauma history. You are not crazy, you are not broken, and together we can build a Compassion Toolkit for abuse recovery.

As a mothering coach, speaker and multi-media creator, I break the silence that keeps childhood abuse survivors stuck in shame and self-hatred, and help survivors of childhood trauma break the cycle of abuse so they can create healthy families.  I'm the author of Princess Monsters from A to Z and co-editor of Parenting with PTSD, and I'm here to show you that your ugly is beautiful.

Follow the link below to find out more about how we can work together transforming trauma.


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