Tag Archives: Grounding

#TBT: 7 Things You Can Do Right Now To Start Feeling Better

It’s Thursday, and that means time to revisit a post from the past. For this Throwback Thursday (#TBT) I decided to share with you some coping skills for immediate distress relief. You can read the original, from May 5, 2009, … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Treating Emotional Numbness

A response to a reader question about emotional numbness Continue reading

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Can Complex PTSD Be Cured?

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

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Talking vs. Processing in Trauma Therapy

What is the difference between talking about trauma memories and processing them? 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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