Author Archives: Dr. Kathleen Young

Light in Darkness

Tomorrow is the first day of winter. It is also the shortest day of the year. This is a hard time of year for many people, for various reasons: Holidays of all sorts can be challenging for trauma survivors or … Continue reading

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Freedom and Trauma Survivors

Originally posted on Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Tucson:
On the Fourth of July we celebrate Independence Day in the United States. Last year I sponsored a Blog Carnival on this theme and shared that when I hear “independence”…

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Throwback Thursday: Overcoming Shame

I have written before about how much we all need human connection  (see: Family of Choice, Connection Heals, Relationships after Severe Trauma: Making Healthy Choices)and how forming positive relationships can be an important step towards developing self-love. The following research describes the role … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Mindfulness and Trauma Treatment

Mindfulness and Trauma Treatment: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy I think I first encountered the term Mindfulness in 2000 at a workshop presented by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  DBT was primarily developed to work with those diagnosed with borderline … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday: Sky

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