Tag Archives: Safety

Self-Care and Child Parts

More self-care discussions and clinical examples pertaining to working with child parts of those with dissociative disorders. Continue reading

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Complex PTSD

Complex Post Traumatic Stress applies to those who have experienced prolonged, repeated abuse from an early age. Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder, Childhood Abuse, Dissociation, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Eating Disorders, Emotional Abuse, Health, Mental Health, Physical Abuse, Psychologist, PTSD, Severe Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Therapy, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 75 Comments

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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