Tag Archives: Phase I Trauma Treatment

Self-Care of Your Multiple Selves

Further conversation about self-care for those with dissociative disorders. Continue reading

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Putting the Garden to Bed: When Self-Care Isn’t Fun

The fall garden reminds me that sometimes self-care isn’t fun, but has long-term benefits. 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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Overcoming Shame through Connection

Trauma survivors commonly experience shame and self-blame. Research indicates that this can be overcome, in part via connections to others. Continue reading

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