Category Archives: Childhood Abuse

#TBT: The Impact of Trauma

Appropriate treatment for a person who has experienced violence must be both trauma-specific and trauma-informed. Continue reading

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#TBT: What is Trauma?

Happy Thursday! Today I want to revisit a foundational post and a good starting place for further exploration of Treating Trauma. What is Trauma? originally posted on April 8, 2009 What do  therapists mean when we talk about trauma? One … Continue reading

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What Causes Dissociative Identity Disorder?

I’ve talked about the diagnostic criteria for dissociative identity disorder (DID), identity disruption and amnesia. What causes DID? How is it related to trauma? These are the topics I’d like to tackle next. If you are questioning whether DID is true … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday: Love

Love took me surprise one day while hiking up a hill. Someone created this reminder for all who looked down below. Unexpected love in the middle of the (seemingly) empty desert. Definitely a mindful moment! It also reminded me of … Continue reading

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Breaking Silence: Talking about Trauma

Talking about trauma: as is so often the case in healing, it is a matter of when, how and to whom. Continue reading

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