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Why Is Journaling a Useful Tool in Trauma Recovery?

When it comes to healing trauma, it’s important to find tools and methods that allow you to develop a deep connection with yourself. Journaling is one such tool that can help you process thoughts, emotions, and memories. There is no “one size fits all” approach to healing trauma. With journaling, there are many different methodsRead More

Is Addiction Considered a Traumatic Experience?

If you struggle with addiction, you’re no stranger to feelings of guilt and shame. You may even blame yourself for your struggles. This feeds into negativity even more. Addiction can affect absolutely anyone, and it’s not your fault. The illness is a traumatic experience in and of itself. Definition of Trauma The Substance Abuse andRead More

Fear Processing and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition that can arise after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. Common manifestations of the disorder include anxiety, intrusive memories, nightmares, and avoidance of stimuli related to the event. PTSD also affects the way the brain processes fear. Studies have indicated that people with PTSD haveRead More

The Connection Between Trauma and the Body

Few of us are immune from traumatic experiences in life. However, some experiences may happen so early in our lives that we do not remember them. When that happens, we do not simply forget because we cannot remember. Trauma can continue to impact our lives. The Effect of Trauma That negative experience stays with usRead More

Stigmas Associated With Trauma Treatment

You may have heard excuses for why people avoid treatment. You may have even said them yourself. Perhaps you have said, “I’ll handle this on my own,” or, “I have friends and family that can listen to me, so I don’t need anyone else.” Further, you may have said, “It’s not affecting my life, soRead More

Emotional Numbing From Trauma

Emotional numbing is a common symptom of trauma, a defense mechanism used to cope with overwhelming events. It can lead to an inability to feel emotion, an inability to connect with others, and a sense of detachment from the physical world. Recognizing and overcoming emotional numbing is essential for anyone who has experienced trauma. ItRead More

How EMDR Works to Treat Trauma

Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have devastating impacts on mental health and well-being. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a relatively new form of psychotherapy, proving to be an effective and efficient way of treating trauma and PTSD. EMDR works by targeting the way traumatic memories and experiences are stored, processed,Read More

How Does Psychodynamic Therapy Help Developmental Trauma?

When a person has developmental trauma, it can cause a myriad of problems in adult life. Psychodynamic therapy is one of the many modalities that can help heal the mind. What Is Psychodynamic Therapy? Psychodynamic therapy is a type of individual therapy that delves into an individual’s history in order to mend issues in theirRead More

Untreated Trauma and the Immune System

Trauma affects all of us. Whether you have been through a traumatic event yourself or you know someone who has suffered from trauma, the side effects can be debilitating. Not only that, but they can also last for many years beyond the traumatic experience. If left untreated, responses to trauma can last a lifetime. RecognizingRead More

What Does the Healing Process Look Like?

When many people think of the healing process, they think of a linear line. Once you receive trauma treatment, you are healed and can go on with your life. However, this is not the case. Healing is full of ups and downs, and some days may feel more challenging to get through than others. BeingRead More