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  1. A main goal of healing trauma and how to begin — December 20, 2017
  2. 5 keys to healing trauma — December 15, 2017
  3. Do you have trauma and not know it? — December 12, 2017
  4. Healing Trauma with Body-based Practices — December 11, 2017
  5. iRest Yoga Nidra for healing — October 11, 2017

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Jan 23

Join the Mindfulness Revolution – 10 Awareness-building Moments Every Day

  A recent issue of Time Magazine had a feature image on the cover for mindfulness, calling it a revolution. You might be asking; why has it become so popular? You might even wonder; what is mindfulness, really?  You may even want to know how you can develop it, or why you would want to. …

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Jan 10

Coaching vs. Therapy

Feeling more balanced and having a sense of inner calm can be outcomes of both coaching and therapy, and there are some similarities in the approaches which can include deep listening, educating and suggested action steps. There are also differences between coaching and therapy. Depending on where you are in your recovery, you may find …

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Jun 07

Inner Critic Attacks

Everyone does some of these some of the time. Trauma survivors tend to do many of them excessively. This list is useful for greater awareness, and to begin quieting the voice of the inner critic. I’ll post a future article with more information on managing the inner critic and cultivating the alternatives to these perspectives. …

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Jun 06

Trauma Toolkit – 70+ tools for making life better

Here’s a list that can be used as a toolkit by trauma survivors. You may review it to learn, and remind yourself that these are inherent human rights. Any of these can be areas of challenge for trauma survivors. The list comes from the excellent book Complex PTSD: From surviving to thriving by Pete Walker. …

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Jun 02

Guided Imagery Exercise

One of the most powerful modalities for healing trauma is guided imagery. This is a process whereby you’re lead to decide what it is you want to work on and to come up with your own images for ways of addressing it. In other words you are lead through a process in which you tap …

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Jun 02

Breathe – Relax – Sense Exercise

Most trauma survivors spend an inordinate amount of time in their head, and often in a negative way. Thinking unless focused on a task often defaults to negative self-talk which reinforces and can exacerbate tension in the body and unwanted physical symptoms. This perpetuates a state of dysregulation of the nervous system – stuck in …

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May 31

Menu of modalities for healing trauma

Below is a menu of modalities for healing trauma. Most may be used by themselves or in conjunction with therapy or coaching. These are what I consider to be the top modalities for healing; there are many others that can be effective as well. Further description of each of these will be included in future …

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May 31

Symptoms of C-PTSD

For trauma survivors life feels difficult much of the time. They may experience only a few or many of these symptoms. This is a partial list. Survivors of C-PTSD (Complex PTSD) have symptoms but often don’t know that the cause was neglect. It’s not unusual for there to have been no overt abuse. Black & …

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May 31

Video Links – Guided Meditations & Talks

Here’s a list of videos that I’ve found useful for healing trauma: Guided imagery: A 15 minute exercise by Martin Rossman M.D. – Author of the book Guided Imagery for Self-Healing – An Essential Resource for Anyone Seeking Wellness. YouTube Link Paper Boats EMDR guided meditation (EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). A 15 minute …

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May 29

Trauma Healing Books List

The following are what I consider the top books on healing trauma. Most deal primarily with developmental trauma (C-PTSD / Complex PTSD), but much of what they contain also applies to regular PTSD (shock or event trauma). This list is here in the first article (post) so as to be readily available while more articles …

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