Tag Archives: Trauma Survivors

#TBT: Thanksgiving and Gratitude

As the winter holiday season approaches I want to share with you some holiday coping themed posts from years past. Holidays are often high stress times for trauma survivors, or anyone who has a complicated relationship with family of origin! … Continue reading

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#TBT: Mindful Holidays

Continuing my series on holiday coping strategies, I am sharing this on mindfulness-based approaches. Mindful Holidays Originally posted on November 25, 2010 I was so taken with one of the holiday coping strategy links I posted in Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving that … Continue reading

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#TBT: Childhood Wounds

Successful relationships of any kind are not about being 100% empathically attuned and connected, but about how we do the repair work when there are inevitable ruptures. Continue reading

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Mindful Monday: Adaptation

Life in the desert never ceases to amaze me, the way life here has adapted to such harsh circumstances. Animals navigate rough and prickly terrain effortlessly. This bobcat doesn’t seem to mind sitting in the crook of a giant cactus! … 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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