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Why Do Some Trauma Victims Feel Disconnected From Their Bodies?

  Traumatic events can leave powerful imprints upon the minds and bodies of those experiencing those events. When traumatic events occur, the brain wants to protect itself from experiencing the pain of the event. Our brains have effective ways of protecting us from trauma; however, the protection could create other problems when we do notRead More

The Difference Between Trauma Bonding and Codependency

When trauma is part of someone’s life, there will be some difficulty in developing bonds with others. Healthy relationships can be nonexistent with a history of negative experiences. As a result of these challenges, any trauma that has yet to be resolved can cause trauma bonding or codependent behaviors to arise.  The Trauma Bond QuiteRead More

Improving Your Sleep

  Sleep is a huge component of trauma recovery and addiction recovery. If you’re struggling to get enough restful sleep, your recovery is taking a toll. On the other hand, your trauma and addiction may be impacting your sleep, causing problems. This leads to an endless negative cycle. Part of your recovery is listening toRead More

How Does Group Therapy Help People Process Their Own Pain?

  Group therapy sessions can be successful for those in recovery from trauma and addiction. Most 12-Step recovery programs were founded upon the principles that make group therapy work. The initial idea behind programs like “Alcoholics Anonymous” was that relating to others with the same struggles can advance the recovery progress of each individual inRead More

Benefits of Holistic Healing During National Recovery Month

For over 30 years, the month of September has been observed as National Recovery Month by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Their message is meant to bring awareness to show that “behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.”  TreatmentRead More

What Are Some Ways Sexual Assault Can Impact a Person?

  Sexual assault can impact a person’s overall wellness across several dimensions of health. Sexual assault can be a very traumatic experience, which may lead to a person feeling unsafe in the world. Like any other form of trauma, sexual assault can cause a person to feel on high alert throughout all of their dailyRead More

The Complex and Pragmatic Approach to Treating Trauma

Your past events can dictate how you will feel about yourself in the future. Any unresolved trauma that you experienced in your childhood could be the indicator of how you will think, behave, and feel as you move through life. Depression, addiction, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur to make trauma even moreRead More

Coping With Stress

  Stress is something that we all deal with on a daily basis. No matter how hard we try, we can’t avoid it. Your recovery from trauma isn’t going to be without stress. So, it’s time we start learning as much as we can about stress so that we can use it to our advantage.Read More

Five Signs Your Thinking Is Unhealthy

Distorted thoughts and low self-image are often at the core of someone who suffers from mental health issues, trauma, or addiction. As these thoughts swirl throughout the brain, they can eventually come out in someone’s words and actions. The brain is a complex and powerful organ in the body that can do considerable damage toRead More

Can Spirituality Help In My Recovery From Trauma and Addiction?

  Spirituality has been intertwined with recovery since the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A cornerstone of the recovery steps in AA involves submitting our control to a higher power. Recovery, however, has evolved from the early programs like AA and other 12-Step programs. Spirituality is more of a catch-all term for one’s beliefsRead More