Exploring Values with Trauma Survivors
If a person has been a victim of abuse, neglect or other forms of relational trauma, she has been taught that she does not matter. Her value lies solely in what she can provide for someone else, and she is not free to pay attention to herself. A survivor often has what some call an…
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.