Tag Archives: Post Traumatic Stress

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In order to understand PTSD, start by understanding trauma. Continue reading

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Research: How Does Childhood Abuse Lead to Troubled Romantic Relationships?

Research indicates that self-criticism after childhood abuse plays a role in later intimate relationship difficulties. 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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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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Staying Present During Trauma Therapy: Grounding Techniques

Trauma therapy does not only consist of telling your story or focusing on traumatic memories, though of course that is a crucial part of the work. Bringing trauma memories to mind, talking about them in a trusting relationship, and developing the capacities for managing them while staying present in the moment are all crucial parts of the healing process. A premature emphasis on traumatic material can in fact do more harm than good. Many trauma survivors may first need to learn and practice a variety of self-care skills that you can then employ during the memory work phase of therapy. Continue reading

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