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The First Part of Trauma Therapy

The First Part of Trauma Therapy

One of the first tasks of trauma-focused therapy is to begin gaining greater emotional awareness. This is necessary for trauma healing. One way to increase awareness is to listen to your body and to think of the input being received from your thoughts, bodily...

Psych Today – Breath and Trauma Healing

Psych Today – Breath and Trauma Healing

Trauma has a significant impact on the body. It sensitizes the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which is the area of the brain responsible for our body’s central stress response system. The cumulative impact of trauma(s) can make us quite reactive to stress....

This is How You Recover from PTSD

This is How You Recover from PTSD

We often call PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) a process of Non-Recovery. Why? Well, it’s because nearly everyone who goes through a traumatic experience will experience a range of reactions that, to a small or large extent, aligns with what might later be...

We’re All Addicted to Something

We’re All Addicted to Something

Addiction is seemingly ubiquitous, especially when we recognize that addiction goes well beyond drugs and alcohol. We often think of addictions the require substance abuse treatment, but other addictions are common as well. While obviously drugs and alcohol are things...

Learn How to Experience Your Feelings After a Trauma

Learn How to Experience Your Feelings After a Trauma

After experiencing any sort of traumatic or stressful life event, fear, anxiety, and sadness are all natural emotions, but trauma therapy can help. Feeling these natural emotions are an important part of processing and healing from any trauma. One way to begin to...

Why are More People Choosing Teletherapy?

Why are More People Choosing Teletherapy?

If there’s ever been a perfect time for teletherapy, it’s now. During the pandemic, technology has provided us with vital tools to safely stay in contact with loved ones and co-workers. Still, for most of us, it’s been challenging to meet even our basic mental and...

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Make a Change

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Make a Change

If you're Googling, "therapist near me," you're probably ready to make some shifts in your life. There are three fundamental questions that you need to ask yourself when making any change. It doesn’t matter if that change is something as big as deciding to get sober...

How Trauma Affects the Body

How Trauma Affects the Body

Trauma is a serious issue that requires trauma therapy. An estimated 90% of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. Eight million people have PTSD at any given time. Approximately 7-8% percent of all adults—1 of 13...

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