Healing Childhood Trauma: A Piece of Us is Still There When awful events happen to us as children, a part of ourselves can become stuck in that experience. When bad experiences happen, and we can’t deal with them, we shove them down and push them away. But the memory of those experiences doesn’t just disappear. […]
KNOW PTSD: Does Evolution Explain PTSD?
What causes people to develop PTSD? If we survived the experience, why must we keep reliving it – over and over again? What if there is actually a reason? What if, it served a purpose as we evolved? That is what I want to explore in this week’s blog: Have our brains evolved to be […]
Revisiting the Trauma: Helpful or Harmful?
When I first consult with a person who is struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) they sometimes feel that it’s a bad idea to intentionally revisiting the events that led to the PTSD. They will say: “Why would I willingly revisit the very event that is causing me so much trouble?” “If revisiting the […]
HCT: Taking A Break Or Avoiding?
There are times while we travel the road of healing childhood trauma when we need a break. Other times we are not resting, we are avoiding returning to the process of healing our PTSD or cPTSD. On the surface, both actions can appear the same. A deeper look can reveal exactly what we are doing […]
KNOW PTSD: Triggers
With the July 4th holiday just a few days away, I started thinking about fireworks. Not just the joy of watching them but also how they can be upsetting for war veterans. This got me thinking about triggers in general. So, this week’s blog is all about triggers: What are they? What causes them? Can […]
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