Tag Archives: Relaxation

#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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Self-Care and Trauma Survivors

Good self-care is a challenge for many people and it can be especially challenging for trauma survivors. It can also be an important part of the healing process. Continue reading

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Mindfulness Research: Mindfulness vs. Relaxation

A study of mindfulness and relaxation regarding their ability to reduce distress and improve positive moods. 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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7 Things You Can Do Right Now To Start Feeling Better

& things you can do to take care of yourself, self-care for anxiety, depression, dissociative identity disorder, eating disorders, trauma Continue reading

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