Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

For Couples: Structured Communication Skills

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Sustaining marriage through mental health challenges

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AOC: Calling Out Gaslighting

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Book Review: Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

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PTSD 5: How Emotions Are Processed

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PTSD: 4 No, it’s not all in your head: Memory Encoding

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Book Review: Little Voices by Vanessa Lillie

I’m a therapist trained in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and perinatal mood disorders. I treat survivors of traumatic birth, so the women-centered content of Little Voices is very powerful for me. This story deeply describes the unique female psychological experience of traumatic childbirth, perinatal mental illness and recovery. The opening scene is Devony’s traumatic birth experience. Many women come into my office sharing a story much like hers.

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PTSD: 3 No, it’s not all in your head: the Vagus Nerve

PTSD: Sometimes the wolves of symptoms wander in our bodies
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PTSD: 2 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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Expressive Art & Wise Mind

About 98% of our mental activity…the reasons why we do things…is unconscious (Bargh, 2017). Expressive Art, a right brain activity, is a way to access those wordless emotional messages swirling beneath our consciousness. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could unearth some of your own motivating energy, and channel it towards calmer, more measured responses to the confounding situations encountered in your daily life?

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