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Let It Go: Somatic Therapy for Trauma

We all have stressors in our lives that can seem overwhelming at times. If we continue letting trauma consume us, it can have a terrible impact on our lives, our careers, and our relationships. The fear that results from trauma can stop us from making major decisions, setting goals, or ever moving forward. It’s timeRead More

Can Techniques, Like Yoga and Meditation, Help Those Dealing With Emotional Distress?

Meditation and yoga practices, like other mindfulness approaches, can be used in trauma therapy to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or from another related trauma diagnosis. Both meditation and yoga use a holistic approach, which is an approach that integrates the mind with the body. Also called, whole-self wellness, holistic interventions areRead More

Eating Disorders and Trauma

Approximately 7 million girls and women and 1 million boys and men in the United States have an eating disorder. But eating disorders are rarely about food — instead, they can be a reaction to unresolved trauma and trying to gain control over your life. Scientific research has proven time and again that unresolved traumaRead More

New Study Reveals the Media’s Role in Trauma

How much of a role does media exposure play in causing trauma? Dr. Dana Rose Garfin, a professor and trauma researcher at the University of California, Irvine, is working to answer that question. Her current research focuses on the psychological effects of COVID-19 as well as the risk of hurricanes, and if the media’s continualRead More

Am I Alone in My Stressful Emotional Experiences?

No, you are not alone. Many of us suffering the distressing emotional after-effects of trauma may feel alone in our personal struggle toward health and well-being. Some of us are coping with feelings of depression and anxiety due to our past traumas. We may feel as if others would have handled the event differently. WeRead More

Process Addictions

Process addictions — a term for an addiction to certain actions — are just as real as substance use disorders. People who struggle with process addictions find positive feelings of pleasure and reward by engaging the habit they are addicted to. Process addictions may develop as a person begins to rely on a behavior asRead More

What Is Trauma?

  What is trauma? This is a question that is often asked because the lines may be hazy. You may question when an experience becomes a traumatic one. You may question how traumatic experiences are different from non-traumatic ones. You may question if what you have gone through really is trauma. If you are wonderingRead More