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PTSD: No, it’s not all in your head: The Neuroplatform of Emotion

Advances in neurobiology – knowing how our brains and nervous systems work – help us understand how PTSD symptoms persist and also how they can heal. The healing of PTSD symptoms is often called, or accompanied by, a phenomena known as post-traumatic growth (PTG).

Trauma healing can result in post-traumatic growth (PTG)
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Somatic Experiencing® heals trauma

Somatic Experiencing®

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Favorite Books of 2019

Favorite Books of 2019!
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Estrangement, loneliness and the holidays

Have a peaceful holiday season, with a side of realism!

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Tips for Facing the Holidays for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Trauma survivors are made particularly anxious by the hoopla around the holidays.

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Self Care – 5 Easy Meditations

Positive Energy Bubble – Smile to yourself and imagine a beautiful Positive Energy Bubble by closing your eyes, and taking a few deep slow breaths. Visualize or feel a beautiful colorful bubble all around you, like large soap bubble blown from a large wand. Imagine this is energetically protective bubble. Imagine its feel and its swirling motion as it envelops you. Let this soft bubble protect your entire body.  Enjoy this feeling of protection. Feel safe within this positive space. Smile. Feel good. Read more about the Positive Energy Bubble here.

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Research: Small Everyday Pleasures Make a Big Difference

How effective are everyday stress management techniques in helping keep a person healthy? How strongly do everyday happy events affect you?

Let’s take  look at one of my favorite studies!

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Tap into Heart-Centered Relaxation anywhere – even standing on line

This heart centered technique is based on Autogenic Relaxation. I’ve created a riff on the original autogenic sequence to be a simple, heart-centered and body-based relaxation technique. Autogenic is too technical sounding for me.

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Vivian at College: Am I involved with a narcissist?

When Ted’s daughter Vivian FaceTimed him from college, she seemed a bit down. He suspected it was because of Anthony, her boyfriend. He didn’t like him very much, but whenever he tried to talk to her about this, she shut him down. But Ted really thought the guy was bad news.

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Sarah asks: Is verbal abuse really abuse?

It was a few months before Sarah felt she trusted me enough to reveal what she felt was her deepest internalized shame.

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