Healthy Boundaries: What Are The & How To Keep Them

healthy boundaries

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

healing your inner child

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

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

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

Dissociation & The Dissociative Experience: Are You Spaced Out?

Dissociation & The Dissociative Experience

Dissociation, for many people, is a natural reaction to stress or trauma and is most often tied to the freeze response. It is one way the mind works by disconnecting us from unbearable feelings and emotions that may overwhelm us during traumatic events. Dissociation can help us better deal with what might otherwise be too emotionally devastating to bear. Read more

Emotional Regulation / Dysregulation And The Stress Response

Emotional Regulation

Having and experiencing emotions is a normal part of our lives. When we are able to effectively manage our response to an emotional situation we are demonstrating good emotional regulation. When we lose our cool, we are what is called emotionally dysregulated. Read more

C-PTSD, Trauma And Our Stress Response System

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Trauma affects everyone differently. Trauma affects everyone differently. Traumatic events push the nervous system outside its ability to regulate itself. Children who constantly experience emotional stress, such as a fear, judgment or rejection can end up developing c-PTSD. People who suffer from c-PTSD can have difficulty controlling their emotions and emotional responses. Read more