Tag Archives: PTSD

Throwback Thursday: Is Suffering Optional?

Welcome back to Treating Trauma and revisiting older posts on Thursdays! Today I am sharing some thoughts about trauma and suffering. Is Suffering Optional? Originally posted on June 30, 2009 My title is prompted by the oft repeated phrase:  Pain … Continue reading

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#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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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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Avoidance and Trauma Therapy

Avoidance is an understandable response to trauma and a vicious cycle. Continue reading

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PTSD Awareness: Start by Understanding Trauma

June is PTSD Awareness Month. As promised yesterday, I am sharing this 2009 post of mine to start with the basics: understanding trauma. I resonate with the following quote: “Traumatic events are extraordinary, not because they occur rarely, but rather … Continue reading

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