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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

What Is Considered Sexual Addiction and What Are Some Treatment Options?

  Much like any other addiction, sexual addiction relates to having compulsive behaviors that interfere with important aspects of one’s daily life. In sexual addiction, the behaviors revolve around some form of sexual activity, including, sexual intercourse, masturbation, and sexual fantasy. Please note that sexuality is natural and pleasurable. Enjoying sex is not a signRead More

Reasons to Tell Your Family About Your Trauma

After going through something traumatic, you may decide that taking your trauma to the grave is the best idea. First, you may be tired of reliving it, so you would rather stuff it down deep than talk about it. Second, you  may be afraid that you will be shunned, embarrassed, or doubted about what happened.Read More

What Is Neurofeedback and How Does It Help People With Trauma and PTSD?

  Neurofeedback is designed to use a reward-based system to train brainwaves to function with an optimal range. This method delivers real-time feedback to the brain, which retrains the overall functioning of the brain. During a neurofeedback session, the client will have electrodes placed on their scalp. These electrodes will measure brainwaves as the clientRead More

Exploring Vulnerability and Resilience

  Not many people are experts at relying on vulnerability to help build a reservoir of resilience. It’s extremely difficult to let your guard down and accept that you can succeed through vulnerability. Resilience isn’t just about white-knuckling it through a difficult situation with a plastered on smile so that you can come out theRead More

How Can Massage and Acupuncture Be Helpful for Those Suffering From Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

  Individuals suffering from trauma and PTSD can benefit from integrating touch therapies into their recovery program. Touch therapies, like massage and acupuncture, can help a trauma victim in many ways. Physical touch and stimulation have been used for people seeking relief from physical and mental ailments for centuries. While there are many forms ofRead More

Why Social Media Causes Anxiety

As the world came to a stop with all the country’s lockdowns experienced in the first quarter of 2020, the best way to communicate became digital. The saving grace that people around the world were able to connect online kept things like recovery meetings going through screen time. Even though the means of interacting withRead More