Treating Trauma
Mindful Monday: Be Yourself

Happy Monday. Here is a thought for you to contemplate. What does it mean to be yourself?

Mindful Monday: Be Yourself

Happy Monday. Here is a thought for you to contemplate. What does it mean to be yourself?

#TBT: Childhood Wounds
Childhood Wounds: Understanding Yourself in Context Posted on June 9, 2009

Why talk about your childhood experiences in therapy? What does that have to do with you as an adult?

What role did your childhood experience/parents play in the development of your depression? anxiety disorder? eating disorder? relationship problems?

I was prompted to write this post by a recent online conversation I…

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Mindful Monday: Plant Seeds

Mindful Monday: Plant Seeds

Mindful Monday is here! Check this out and use the 5-step mindfulness practice if you so choose.

Mindful MondayWhere are you starting your healing journey? Or this next phase of growth?

What do you have that you can use? (if your answer is “nothing”, check in with a trusted other for help…we all have strengths!)

Honor that you did what you could…and that is no small feat because it helped you survive to this…

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Mindful Monday: Self-Love
#TBT: The Therapy Relationship

#TBT: The Therapy Relationship: What Makes a Good Fit?

Here are some thoughts from the archives on choosing  a therapist who will be a good fit for you.

The Therapy Relationship: What Makes a Good Fit? originally posted on April 30, 2009

Research shows that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is an important component of successful therapy, along with the training and experience of the therapist. I would go so far at to say that it is thefou…

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Mindful Monday:

Happy Monday! Here is a new quote for you. Remember you can approach it with this 5-step mindfulness practice.

Mindful Monday:

Happy Monday! Here is a new quote for you. Remember you can approach it with this 5-step mindfulness practice.

#TBT: Making Meaning from the Collective Trauma of Public Violence

#TBT: Making Meaning from the Collective Trauma of Public Violence

September 11 seems like a fitting day to reflect. Thought the incident that sparked this post occurred years ago, the feelings and concerns remain the same. New event occur that raise the same questions: how do we cope with violence, injustice, human-caused trauma? How do we care for ourselves and each other when vicariously traumatized?

Making Meaning from the Collective Trauma of Public Violence

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Mindful Monday: Embrace Weirdness

Mindful Monday: Embrace Weirdness

Happy Monday! Here is a new quote for you. Remember you can approach it with this 5-step mindfulness practice.

Embrace WeirdnessIs there something about you that sets you apart from the crowd, that others may have labeled “weird”? What if this difference is in fact a source of strength? What if we learned to cherish and value our differences instead of judging them?

When I was in elementary school, I loved…

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#TBT: Possible Signs of Emotional Abuse

#TBT: Possible Signs of Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse: Possible Signs (Originally posted on April 26, 2009)

Are You Being Emotionally Abused?

Emotional abuse may be harder to recognize than physical,  but it can certainly be just as devastating. The following list may indicate emotional abuse.  Please seek help with your nearest Domestic Violence hotline or someone aware of Domestic Violence issues.

  • Do you feel that you can’t…

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