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SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Screen Time, Sleep Deprivation, and Romance Scams

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Screen Time, Sleep Deprivation, and Romance Scams The Effects of Screen Time on Health Extract of an article by Dr. Gadi Lissak, Behavioral Medicine Psychologist & Biofeedback Specialist, on the effects of screen time on the health of children, adolescents, and adults. Introduction The variety of devices enabling media consumption is constantly increasing, and there is constant improvement in their technological capabilities.  However, one of the constant common characteristics [...]

SCARS™ Victims’ Assistance: Finding Real Trauma Support For Romance Scams Victims

SCARS™ Victims' Assistance: Finding Real Trauma Support For Romance Scams Victims Far Too Many Romance Scam Victims Have Experienced Significant Trauma As A Result Of The Manipulations They Experienced During Their Scam. The trauma of a romance scam can be significant and devastating, with long term consequences if untreated. We recommend a combination approach to helping you recover: Education - learning what happened and how - you can start on www.RomanceScamsNow.com is the most complete [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: How Trauma Can Impact Four Types of Memory [Infographic]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: How Trauma Can Impact Four Types of Memory [Infographic] Trauma Can Have A Profound Impact On A Person’S Memory And Traumatic Memory Can Affect Not Only The Brain, But Also The Body And Nervous System As Well. But conceptualizing how trauma can impact the different types of memory can be challenging, so we created a free tool for practitioners to use with clients that breaks down this process.     [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Guilt vs. Shame! [Infographic]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Guilt vs. Shame! [Infographic] What Are The Differences Between Guilt And Shame? And how could it help our clients to have a better understanding of those differences? Here is a side-by-side comparison of these powerful emotions created by the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine » Because understanding these differences could help scam victims begin to dismantle their negative self-judgments. NICABM Infographic Shame   Thank you NICABM [...]

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Hate As A Coping Mechanism

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Hate As A Coping Mechanism After A Romance Scam Comes Anger Against Scammers, But When It Turns To Hate A Victim May Turn Away From Normal Recovery Self-Hate, And By Extension Hate For The Scammer And Others Is The Most Dangerous Coping Mechanism Coping mechanisms are strategies and behaviors that are carried out to mitigate, manage or adapt to anything that causes distress. AFTER A ROMANCE SCAM, THERE IS [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: The Dark Side – Schadenfreude

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: The Dark Side - Schadenfreude For Many Years We Have Attempted To Understand The Obsessions Many Scam Victims Experience With Scammer Photos! Most victims, especially those that are still carrying substantial anger argue that they want to see scammer photos to avoid future scams. But there is something deeper in this replacement addiction - replacing the addiction of the scam for a new addiction (or obsession) with scammer photos. It [...]