Healthy Boundaries: What Are The & How To Keep Them

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s to have strong boundaries when we are interacting with someone at the grocery store, or when we are dealing with an issue at the bank.  Where challenges arise is when we are trying to maintain our boundaries with our close friends, romantic relationships and families.  Read more

Healing Your Inner Child: How To Do Inner Child Work

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Accessing our wounded inner child is one way in which we can find the root cause for many of the emotional issues we experience as adults. Through it, we can learn to tap into the emotions, beliefs and negative experiences that we have over the years learned to suppress. It allows us to bring these feelings and emotions into our conscious mind so that they can be addressed. This self-discovery work allows us to shine the light on our inner world and affords us the opportunity to restore our unique and authentic nature. Through it, we can heal. Read more

Trauma, Wounding And The Inner Child

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We can all act childish every now and then especially when we our world is challenged. While we may appear to be adults on the outside, when situations occur, that trigger one of our scripts, our wounded “inner child”, can appear and take over the show. This unconscious part of ourselves can at times covertly control our demeanor. In some situations this part of ourselves can unknowingly run our lives. Read more

How to Recharge Your Life By Healing Your Chronic Stress

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We experience stress when we lose our jobs, or do not having enough money to buy food or pay our bills. Anything that elicits fear within us can contribute to this unspoken physical and emotional tizzy and strain our adrenal reserves. This state is amplified for trauma survivors who find themselves trapped in cycles of worry or rumination or whose stress response is always turned on. Read more

Mindfulness: Find Inner Peace By Healing Out Of Control Thoughts

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By being mindful of your thoughts, especially your intrusive ones, you can begin to calm down what has been flared up and hopefully let go of the rest. They can be easier to control and even prevented if you can catch them early on instead of waiting until you are in the midst of a full blown meltdown. One way of supporting our ability to ‘be’ is through mindfulness techniques and meditation. Some people suggest that self-improvement techniques such as meditation or mindfulness are hard or even exhausting. What is even more taxing on your body and soul is the underlying stress negative thoughts and emotions can have. Read more

Understanding & Healing Trauma Series

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This Healing Trauma Series is for individuals who have experience long-term trauma through neglect, physical, mental, emotional or sexual abuse and have become stuck in a chronic cycle of stress.

What do you do if your emotions are on overdrive? What do you do if you find yourself easily trigger by life events and your inner world spiraling out of control? Is there a way to recover and reestablish peace of mind? There is. It is by going inside healing trauma. Read more

Attached Entities, Trauma & Dissociation: The Entity Attachment Formula

The interaction between an entity attachment and its victim is unlike a traditional haunting. Entity attachments interact with select individuals in a very specific way. These unseen beings are not tied to a specific location but are tied to specific people. They do not scratch or bite. They do not make things go bump in the middle of the night. Read more

Finding Your Authentic Self: What It Means To Be The True You

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Many people want to be happy and experience a life filled with joy and bliss. One component to being happy on a consistent basis is through connecting with your authentic self. We stay true to who we really are when we are authentic to ourselves. There is a level of congruency within us. Our inner world aligns with our outer world. What we think and believe matches what we say and do. Read more

Trauma & The Biology of the Stress Response

biology of the stress response

When our nervous system detects a threat or we are faced with a distressing situation, our bodies naturally and instinctively react by activating our stress response. These threats trigger the body to engage defensively where it sets off a series of rapid well-orchestrated physiological and hormonal changes. They spring into action and allow us to respond quickly in an effort to ensure our survival. All of this happens instantaneously and outside of our conscious control. Read more

Codependency, People Pleasing And The Fawn Response

Fawn Response

By definition, fawning refers to the flattery or affection displayed to gain a favor or advantage. Fawning is the opposite of the fight response. Instead of aggressively attempting to get out of a dangerous situation, fawn types attempt to avoid or minimize confrontation. They do this through what is referred to as ‘people pleasing’, where they bend over backward trying to be nice. It is not done to be considerate to the other individual but as a means of protecting themselves from additional trauma. Read more