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Adverse Childhood Experiences: What ACE Victims Need ...

In most cases, the word “ace” gives off a positive — even powerful — energy. But when it’s the acronym for adverse childhood experiences, ACE becomes ugly and sad. The acronym evokes trauma, violence, abuse, and the long-term negative impact they can impose on a young person’s life. ACE victims need a wide and ongoing …Read the rest…

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Do I “Have Anxiety”? 5 Signs Your Anxious...

Do I have anxiety? Have you wondered that lately? First, do understand that everyone feels anxious or worried—at least a few times a day. However, there’s a huge and very important difference between inevitable anxious moments and having a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Feeling anxious is temporary and can often alert us to a situation that …Read the rest…

Discover ways EMDR can help overcome teenage trauma

Teenage Trauma: How EMDR Helps Young People Overcome ...

Adults are not the only ones who experience traumatic events. Lamentably, many teens do as well. Can treatments used for adults also help young people to overcome teenage trauma? Consider one of them: EMDR. What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that combines cognitive therapy with a technique …Read the rest…

Learn more about how EMDR can help in Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Recovery

How EMDR Aids Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

The healing steps towards complex post-traumatic stress disorder recovery can be varied and many. Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is an increasingly common psychological disorder. Often, treatment for complex PTSD may involve cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, and other forms of therapy, including: Dialectical behavior therapy Exposure therapy Psychodynamic therapy Internal family systems therapy …Read the rest…

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Effects of Sexual Betrayal: Are You Experiencing PTSD...

You’ve found out about your partner’s sexual betrayal. And, of course, you are crushed. However, you also begin to notice other symptoms that don’t readily seem to connect to the betrayal. Feeling persistently on edge, lashing out, mood swings, and trouble sleeping is plaguing you recently. Believe it or not, these effects of sexual betrayal, …Read the rest…

DBT 101: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Basics – What is It? How Does It Work?

DBT 101: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Basics – What...

When you’ve been troubled by the same problems for years and previous therapy hasn’t been very helpful, don’t give up hope. It might just be time to consider a new form of therapy. Dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT, is a form of therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. If you’re not familiar with dialectical behavior …Read the rest…

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PTSD: Recognize the Signs and Learn How to Overcome I...

What is Trauma? When we undergo something negative, our brains make an adaptive connection to explanatory information to help us turn the experience into something more positive, like a learning experience. This adaptive process is what enables us to“get over” or “work through” our feelings. But when an experience is extremely negative for us, our …Read the rest…

Grounding Techniques & Self Soothing for Emotion...

Grounding Techniques Grounding techniques are a set of tools used to assist you to stay in the present moment during episodes of intense anxiety or other overwhelming emotions. Staying in the present moment allows people to feel safe and in-control by focusing on the physical world and how they experience it. Grounding techniques are useful …Read the rest…

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Examining Complex PTSD: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatme...

The National Center for PTSD reports that around 5.2 million Americans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in any given year. At nearly 2 percent of the country’s population, that’s a huge number. But did you also know there is something called Complex PTSD? Typically, PTSD is related to a single experience, like an …Read the rest…

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Living with Your Spouse’s PTSD: 4 Ways to Cope

With political campaigning in full swing, we’re hearing phrases like “taking care of our vets and their families, who have sacrificed so much.” But for those who are family members of someone who is, or has been, in the service, these are more than just political buzzwords. It is a fact of everyday life. And …Read the rest…

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More than Depression: Understanding Shame Based Depre...

There are many symptoms of depression and each individual may manifest different symptoms, or related symptoms, in different ways. Some people, however, check off all the markers for depression yet have not been helped by a variety of treatments and therapies for depression. In these cases, it may be something more. It might be shame based depression. …Read the rest…

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4 Steps to Recovering from Trauma

Recovery from trauma can happen for you. No matter whether your traumatic experience occurred during childhood or just recently, you can and deserve to heal and move forward.   Trauma? Me? Many people are unsure if “trauma” applies to their own experience, since we often associate the word with horrific accidents, violent assaults, or natural …Read the rest…