All grief is traumatizing. Whether the death of a loved one is expected (such as a long-term illness) or whether it was out of the blue - losing someone we love forever is one of the hardest things that many of us will have to endure at some point. Grief Grief is the acute pain we feel that … Read more about Why EMDR therapy is the most effective treatment in grief recovery
As many people will attest, living with an alcoholic is no easy feat. People who live with alcoholics or those with substance abuse problems get accustomed to specific behaviors. Alcohol use Friends and family members of alcoholics have likely tried everything in the book to get the person … Read more about 5 effective ways to manage your mental health when living with an alcoholic
Experiencing trauma, especially during childhood, significantly increases the risk of health problems including but not limited to chronic lung, heart, and liver disease, depression, sexually transmitted diseases, and alcohol and illicit drug abuse. However, trauma does not only increase the … Read more about What are the Six Principles of Trauma-Informed Care?
Some days creativity comes easily. The muse finds us; we are full of ideas, and stories we want to tell. Words flow out of us and we are able to fill up the blank page before us with scintillating sentences. But, at other times it is not easy for us to come up with ideas for things to write about. … Read more about Changing Gears
The very act of putting pen to paper has a therapeutic value. Many suggest that in writing our thoughts down we are acknowledging them and subconsciously making meaning of them. It can help those struggling with distressing or destructive thoughts in forming new and positive … Read more about Creative Writing at Camino Recovery
The term ''boundaries'' often strike feelings of ambivalence because, for many people, the act of boundary setting very often gets viewed as controlling. Silvy Khoucasian said, ''empathy without boundaries is self-destruction .'' When it comes to dealing with toxic people, this couldn't be any … Read more about Why empathy without boundaries is a self-destructive act
In the field of mental health, there are plenty of terms used to describe a reaction or sensation to something, mainly when a traumatic or stressful event arises in a person's life. What does dissociation mean? The term ''dissociation'' or ''dissociate'' describes how a person processes a … Read more about What does dissociation mean for those suffering from emotional trauma?
We've all heard of the term ''toxic positivity'' at some point in our lives - likely through social media features, mainstream news and everything in between. Negative emotions are not allowed. There has been a ''positive vibes only'' movement among many social circles, families and … Read more about How toxic positivity makes grieving so much harder to manage