Category Archives: Severe Trauma

Can Complex PTSD Be Cured?

You CAN heal from complex PTSD. Here is what it takes. Continue reading

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Does Self-Care Mean Others Don’t?

Does a therapist encouraging you to develop self-care skills mean they are not willing to care about you? Some reasons why trauma survivors may react negatively to this sort of intervention. Continue reading

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Mindfulness and DBT: “What” Skills

In Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness is broken down into six specific types of skills. The first three are referred to as “what” skills in Marsha Linehan’s Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (1993). So you want to practice mindfulness, what exactly do you do? Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Trauma Treatment: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Mindfulness is a core component of dialectical behavioral therapy and can be applied to assist in stabilization during phase I of irauma iherapy. Continue reading

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Trauma Survivors and Halloween

Trauma survivors may find Halloween to be triggering for a variety of reasons. Continue reading

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