Treating Trauma

becauseiamawoman:

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By: Taylor B.

First of all, good job! You’re thinking about making a self care kit and that’s a great first step. Self care is a vital part of being an activist, caring for others, dealing with trauma, or just generally being a well-rounded and happy…

Avoidance and Trauma Therapy

Avoidance and Trauma Therapy

What does avoidance have to do with trauma therapy? Avoidance is a common coping strategy. In psychotherapy, when we talk about avoidance we mean strategies for avoiding unwanted or uncomfortable feelings. Avoidance is a natural and understandable response to a traumatic event. Who wouldn’t want to avoid reminders of a painful and overwhelming experience? Or attempt to avoid situations because…

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stacybias:

The 12 Good Fatty Archetypes —

I’ve just completed a comic blog post about the 12 ‘Good Fatty’ Archetypes. It’s a critical examination of how ‘good’ behavior becomes problematic when it’s used to justify a bid for social legitimacy. Click through to read the full post! http://stacybias.net/2014/06/12-good-fatty-archetypes/

A fantastic (and fun) analysis of the problems when we try to legitimize ways of being fat.

Blazing a Path

Mass murder. Misogyny. Maya Angelou. Jane Doe. The Transgender Tipping Point.

These are the things on my mind and heart.

I’m reading, thinking, talking about the recent spree shooting murders in Isla Vista, California and the connections to our cultural devaluation and hatred of women. The violence that occurs in the context of misogyny, racism, transphobia. Our rush to explain away such…

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Private Practice Update

ImageI am excited to announce an expansion of my private practice in a new Tucson location! I can’t believe I am nearing the three-year anniversary of my relocation to Tucson from Chicago. In addition to my private practice, I will be continuing to coordinate a program for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking at the University of Arizona.

I am accepting new clients,…

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Treating Trauma turned 4 today!

Treating Trauma turned 4 today!

University of Arizona - Take Back the Night 2014

University of Arizona – Take Back the Night 2014

Every year, students and community members come together to protest sexual violence at Take Back the Night. Take Back the Night originated in the 1970s and continues to take place in communities across the country and the world.

Take Back the Night will include music, speakers, and an open-mic speak out, during which survivors of…

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safercampus:

In October 2013, SAFER and V-Day published the results of our Campus Accountability Project. In honor of #SAAM we will be highlighting some of our major findings via infographics each week! Please share with you “Friends” and Followers using #SAAM! Learn more about the Campus Accountability Project on our website: http://www.safercampus.org/blog/2013/10/safer-announces-findings-of-campus-accountability-report/

safercampus:

In October 2013, SAFER and V-Day published the results of our Campus Accountability Project. In honor of #SAAM we will be highlighting some of our major findings via infographics each week! Please share with you “Friends” and Followers using #SAAM! Learn more about the Campus Accountability Project on our website: http://www.safercampus.org/blog/2013/10/safer-announces-findings-of-campus-accountability-report/

Tucson

Tucson