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Emotional and Physical Abuse

Hypnotherapy can help with abuse of any kind. If you’re in a relationship, or have been in a relationship in the past whether with a partner or family member and if you feel unhappy or frightened by what is or has happened it can help you understand the way your partner treats you. It can be hard to know what’s ‘normal’ in a relationship. It can take time to get to know each other and discover what works for you both. But there is one thing that’s for sure: abusive or violent behavior is not acceptable and if it’s happening or has happened to you it’s OK to ask for help and advice. Abuse can happen to anyone of any age, culture or religion. It can happen to boys or girls, but it’s much more likely to happen to girls. Tink Palmer, a social worker who works with people who have been abused, says: “No one should have to put up with violence in any form. If it’s happening to you, talk to someone you trust, such as a parent, a trusted adult or a friend. Don’t hold it in, talk to someone.”

What is abuse?

Abuse can involve physical violence such as hitting, kicking, pushing, slapping or pressuring you into sex. There are other forms of abuse too. Emotional and verbal abuse can involve your boyfriend or girlfriend:

  • saying things that make you feel small, whether you’re alone or in front of other people
  • pressuring you to do things you don’t want to do, including sexual things
  • checking up on you all the time to find out where you are and who you’re with, for example texting or calling you a lot if you’re out with your friends, or
  • threatening to hurt you or someone close to you, including pets

As well as happening when you're together, emotional and verbal abuse can happen on the phone or on the internet. Behavior like this is not about love. It’s about someone controlling you and making you behave how they want. People who abuse a partner verbally or emotionally may turn to violence later on in the relationship. This kind of controlling behavior is a big warning sign. Behavior like this is not OK, even if some people tell you it is. Violence and abuse in relationships is not normal, it is not ‘just the way things are’ or ‘messing around’. It’s a serious issue. Being hurt emotionally and physically can harm your self-esteem and make you feel anxious, depressed or ill. Girls who are abused can also develop eating disorders, problems with alcohol and drugs, and be at risk of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy from sexual abuse.

Getting help

If you are or have been in a controlling or abusive relationship and you want help, don’t be scared to talk to someone about it. Remember it’s not your fault, no matter what anyone says, and it is far better to talk about it with someone. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been drinking or what you’ve been wearing. There is no excuse.

What next

Call Debs for a chat on 07768554848 or email using the contact form