Trauma is a pervasive problem for adults and children; however, studies show how psychological trauma manifests in a young child is markedly different compared to an adult. Traumatic experiences The saying, "who you are at seven, you will be at seventy," may have a grain of truth. Your child's … Read more about How Psychological Trauma Shows up in Children
For people with addictions, whether substance abuse or process addictions, understanding the various pathways that lead to addictive behaviours is critical to getting proper treatment and support. The connection between trauma and addiction Awareness of substance abuse is one of the keys to … Read more about Does Trauma Always Lead To Addiction?
For those with traumatic histories, escaping or forgetting painful memories from the past can seem like an attractive option. Although many people often use drugs and alcohol socially and recreationally, some use substances to escape, a way to numb or forget painful memories, feelings, and … Read more about Drugs and Escapism: The Trauma Behind Substance Addiction
Our brains are dazzling and complex. Yet, as fascinating as it might be, the human brain has many limitations, especially when dealing with high-level stress, such as trauma. How trauma affects the brain You might have heard about how trauma affects people exposed to profoundly shocking and … Read more about What is the science behind emotional trauma?
Trauma can profoundly impact many aspects of your life, but healing is possible. Fortunately, many trauma treatment interventions can guide you toward long-term recovery. Essentially, no matter how challenging the situation might be, your trauma does not have to define your future. A … Read more about The best treatment interventions for emotional trauma
Children of narcissistic parents tend to suffer intensely, and for the most part, they also suffer alone. People who grew up with narcissistic parents are likely to blame themselves for their caregivers' actions and behaviours, leading to low self-esteem and mental health challenges in later … Read more about Seven ways to survive a narcissistic parent
There is some evidence within the research community to suggest that perfectionism is a response to trauma, particularly from the psychological wounds arising from childhood trauma. Emotional trauma Perfectionism is especially prevalent in those who experienced childhood trauma, particularly … Read more about Is perfectionism a trauma response?
Post-traumatic stress disorder is the acronym used to describe PTSD - a mental health condition triggered by traumatic events. Such events might occur in isolation (single event trauma) or be chronic (repeated trauma). Complex PTSD stands for complex post-traumatic stress disorder and refers … Read more about What is the difference between PTSD and C-PTSD?