List of Abbreviations

There are a number of abbreviations that you will encounter on this site. Here are some of the more commonly used ones:

BF - Boyfriend
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CPTSD - Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
CEBN - Childhood emotional abuse/neglect
CFT - Compassion-Focused Therapy
CPA - Childhood physical abuse
CSA - Childhood sexual abuse
DBT - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
DD - Dear Daughter
DESNOS - Disorders of Extreme Stress Otherwise Not Specified
DH - Dear husband
DIL - Daughter in law
DS - Dear Son
DSM - Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DW - Dear Wife
EF's - Emotional Flashbacks
EMDR - Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing
EQ - Emotional Quotient (emotional intelligence)
FIL - Father in law
FOG - Fear, Obligation and Guilt
FOO - Family of origin
FWIW - For what it's worth
GF - Girlfriend
GrF - Grandfather
GrM - Grandmother
HSP - Highly Sensitive Person
IC - Inner child
ICr - Inner Critic
IMO - In My Opinion
IRL - In Real Life
JADE - Justify, Argue, Defend or Explain
LAS - Legal Abuse Syndrome
LC - Low Contact
MC - Medium Chill
MIL - Mother in law
NC - No Contact
OCr - Outer Critic
OOTF - Out of the FOG
OOTS - Out of the Storm (web site)
PD - Personality Disorder (See an extensive list of acronyms relating to PDs at Out of the FOG).
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PWST - Pete Walker's Surviving to Thriving (book)
R/S - Relationship
SA - Social Anxiety
SAS - Social Anxiety Support
SM - Selective Mutism
SIL - Sister in law
SnIL - Son in law
SO - Significant Other
T - Therapist
TxS - Toxic shame
VF - Visual flashback