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Finding The Willingness To Believe: A Second Step Study

In our last two blog posts, we discussed the tall order of coming to believe in a power greater than ourselves as survivors of trauma. Our relationship to belief is complicated- for many of us, it takes years upon years to even reconcile with the ability to believe that what happened to us even happenedRead More

Is There Trauma In A Breakup?

Judy Crane, the author of The Trauma Heart defines trauma as any single or series of life events which changes the way we see. Trauma changes how we see ourselves, which therefore changes our sense of self. How we see ourself can largely affect how we see the world around us. If how we seeRead More

Facebook Behind The Scenes: Moderators Are Experiencing Trauma

Have you ever wondered how it is your video uploads to the worldwide social media platform Facebook get approved? Once you upload something, you get a notification that you are in the approval process to make sure that the video meets the guidelines and standards for published Facebook content. Shortly thereafter, you are most likelyRead More

5 Steps For Recovering From A Trauma Nightmare

Dreams are the place of fantasy and wonder, but can also be a realm of terror and horror. For every ounce of fantasy that our dreaming brain can conjure up, it also has the ability to recall more moments of trauma than we are willing to remember. Dreams aren’t always meant to be enjoyed. WhenRead More

How Trauma Changes Our Perception Of The World

Defining reality and the idea of truth has been the mission and perplexity of philosophy since such inquiries started taking place. There are innumerable schools of philosophical thought which all take different perspective on the idea of the truth. Some believe there is an Absolute truth which cannot be argued. Others believe that our conceptsRead More

Breaking Through Denial: A Guide

In our previous Alumni blog, we discussed denial. We took a look at what denial is in a positive light and a negative light. At worst, denial is the way we avoid stepping into transformation. At best, denial is the way we prepare ourselves to step into transformation. What keeps us from stepping up toRead More

Do You Need New Support?

In our early years of recovery trauma and various manifestations of trauma, we come to rely on a specific system of support. Along with our clinical team and our peers in treatment, we work to define who and what our support system needs to be and we build it accordingly. Through family therapy, we rebuildRead More