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?
EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization reprocessing and is a type of psychotherapy used to treat psychological trauma. The aim of EMDR work seeks to resolve any maladaptive thoughts, beliefs and symptoms associated with traumatic memories and events. Eye movement desensitization … Read more about Why EMDR has become a pioneering treatment for psychological trauma
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?
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen entire countries locked down, many millions infected, hospitalised, and over a million sadly dying, has inevitably led to a large amount of people suffering from mental health problems. And the situation is not going to get better. Looking to the future: … Read more about The mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and coping strategies for social isolation
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is complex. Primarily, the onset of this disorder is caused by negative past experiences, trauma and even genetics. In places like Australia, up to four percent may be suffering from this disorder. In the United States, this figure rises to six … Read more about Borderline personality disorder and childhood trauma
The inextricable link between addiction and trauma is well known. Movements such as Alcoholics Anonymous (and other 'anonymous' fellowships) have undoubtedly made significant contributions to the therapeutic processes surrounding addiction. Rarely though, does this work purport to address … Read more about EMDR Therapy: A Highly Effective Treatment for Trauma and Addiction
Have you ever had what you describe as an out-of-body experience where you could not feel anything going on around you? You may have felt floaty or unable to move. You may have felt like you were watching yourself from somewhere else. Your skin may have tingled, your heart may have raced, … Read more about Complex Trauma: What is Dissociation?
By Renee W. One of the key things we learn in recovery is acceptance. We learn to accept what we cannot change, to change what we can, and the wisdom to know the difference (straight from the Serenity Prayer). That’s great and all, when we are making meetings, practising self-care, and … Read more about How to Put Your Sobriety First During a Pandemic