12 08, 2016

How Trauma Survivors can Heal Unhealthy Relationship Patterns

By |2019-10-24T20:39:46+00:00August 12th, 2016|self-care, trauma|0 Comments

The Trauma Triangle is a model for understanding chaotic, drama filled relationship patterns. People who have a difficult past or chaotic upbringing often have an especially hard time in relationships later in life. Some trauma survivors end up repeating unhealthy patterns from the past, leading to co-dependent and highly stressful relationships. By understanding these common [...]

5 11, 2015

Setting healthy boundaries in relationships

By |2019-10-24T20:43:30+00:00November 5th, 2015|anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-care, substance abuse, trauma|0 Comments

Boundaries are the lines that set limits for how we interact with others. They can be physical boundaries – how close we let others get and what kind of physical touch we allow. They can also be emotional boundaries – how others can treat us and talk to us, what we will and will not [...]

6 04, 2015

Review of Healing Trauma: Guided Imagery for Post-traumatic Stress

By |2019-10-24T20:53:11+00:00April 6th, 2015|teen trauma, trauma|0 Comments

Healing Trauma: Guided Imagery for Post-traumatic Stress is one of my favorite guided imagery CD's by Belleruth Naparstek. Guided imagery is a powerful tool for healing from posttraumatic stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia and more. Read more about guided imagery for trauma here. Although this imagery was designed for survivors of trauma, I think almost anyone [...]

1 03, 2015

Rick Hanson on Taking in the Good for Happiness

By |2019-10-24T20:54:19+00:00March 1st, 2015|anxiety, trauma|0 Comments

Change your thoughts to feel happier If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling down, you might be stuck in a pattern of negative thinking. When you practice negative thinking, such as worrying or beating yourself up, you actually strengthen these thought patterns in your brain. Many people have been practicing [...]

24 11, 2014

Neuroplasticity: You can change your brain!

By |2019-10-24T20:55:31+00:00November 24th, 2014|anxiety, teen trauma, trauma|0 Comments

Here are two great videos explaining in simple terms how you can change your brain in positive ways through neuroplasticity.  Taking advantage of neuroplasticity can be incredibly powerful for those struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma/PTSD. You strengthen your brain just like any other muscle, through exercise.  Many people are stuck in a pattern [...]

17 10, 2014

Healing wounds of the past: PTSD recovery

By |2019-10-24T21:00:17+00:00October 17th, 2014|teen trauma, trauma|0 Comments

Post traumatic stress recovery is possible with tools that treat the cause. The most effective treatment includes the body in the healing process. Many survivors, and even some clinicians, believe that post traumatic stress is something you have to learn to live with forever. They believe the best you can [...]

3 08, 2014

Meditation and yoga for trauma survivors

By |2019-10-23T19:21:02+00:00August 3rd, 2014|teen trauma, trauma|0 Comments

As a counselor and yoga instructor, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate yoga in therapy.  I became especially interested in yoga for survivors of trauma after attending Bessel van der Kolk's Annual Trauma Conference where I learned about complex trauma and the connection to the body.  Bessel van der Kolk’s research shows that it [...]