Tag Archives: Self-soothing

What Comes After Connection?

This then becomes the work of therapy: connecting in the service of developing and internalizing these capacities. 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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Eating Disorder Therapy: Moving Beyond The Surface

Eating Disorder therapy and recovery involves understanding the meaning of eating disorder behaviors. 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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Learning to Love Yourself After Trauma

How do you love yourself when you have been abused and betrayed? You can learn to love yourself in the ways you needed but did not receive as a child. Here are some practical ideas for practicing self-love. Continue reading

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