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Holidays On your Own? What You Can Do to Cope with Lo...

This season, with its emphasis on seasonal magic, goodwill, and togetherness, has a way of reviving heartbreak and deepening the longing for a lasting or lost relationship. As you navigate alone old traditions and gatherings, you may feel sad, angry, or depressed. You may feel unable to tap into the hope and happiness plotted in …Read the rest…

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Childhood Emotional Neglect or Trauma: You Can Overco...

You’re an adult. But deep down inside you carry with you a hurt that seems to be etched into your mind and heart. All too often, you feel hollow and empty within, as if something is missing, but you have no idea what. And at times, rejection hits you so hard that you feel like …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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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…

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4 Ways to Cope with Rejection and Loneliness During t...

At this time of year, when spending happy moments with family is given so much emphasis, it’s even harder to deal with the loss of a family member, painful family memories, and loneliness. The holidays may be a greater reminder of the loss of someone you love. Sometimes being with family causes us to self-evaluate in …Read the rest…

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Coping with Emotional Pain without Using Food or Comp...

Tara is a sensitive person. She finds herself taking on the emotional experiences of others; she can’t stand to see anyone in pain. Tara feels scared, small, and overwhelmed when problems arise, and she turns to food to stop the emotional flood. After eating, Tara doesn’t feel better for long. Compulsive Behaviors Help You Soothe …Read the rest…

How to Support a Loved One Surviving Trauma

When someone goes through a loss or a serious trauma, it can be difficult to know what to do or say. While it may be uncomfortable or awkward to talk about, keep in mind that the most important thing is to be present and available. You don’t have to do anything really, except offer support …Read the rest…