Are You a Compulsive Helper?
Compulsive behavior includes thoughts, urges or behaviors that persist despite negatively affecting health, job or relationships. Normally when we think of compulsions, we imagine a person who constantly checks the locks on doors or washes their hands all day long. But any behavior that is persistent and includes negative effects can be considered compulsive. So…
Safety is Essential for Healing
Before I talk about safety, I’d like to recap the other posts in the series so far. If you’ve missed any of them, I recommend you go back and look them over before continuing ahead. I’ve placed them in a particular order because understanding and clarity should begin to occur before jumping into the practical…
Deep Breathing for Anxiety and Trauma
“Don’t forget to breathe…very important.” “The Karate Kid” was a movie we watched over and over again when I was a kid. If you’ve seen it, you remember Mr. Miyagi, the unassuming master who taught a bullied teenager the art of karate. Breathing was one of the primary lessons. It seemed almost comical to me…
The First Step in Healing From Past Trauma
What is the first step in healing from past trauma? Read this post to find out.
How Trauma Affects Us
If these three things are present in your life, you may have unhealed trauma.