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Why Caution May be Needed When Meditating

Meditation can be a great tool used for calming us down, allowing us to think more clearly, boost our immune system, and can also be helpful as a tool for a wide range of psychological problems. However, as survivors of trauma, we need to make sure we approach meditation with caution, as without guidance from professionals, meditation can be more stressful than supportive.

The Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation

While the two terms may seem interchangeable, even different terms for the same practice; they are actually very different, although symbiotic, in the sense that they nurture and support each other, but require different skills for each. Put simply, meditation is the practice of quiet, an inwards focus on “nothing”, and the practice of mindfulness is to be integrated fully in the present, in “something”.

Why Is Eating Disorder Recovery So Complex?

The Link Between Trauma and Eating Disorders

Surprising as it may seem, eating disorders are generally not just about dysfunctional or irregular eating habits. In actual fact, often eating disorders aren’t even about food. Understanding the root cause of eating disorders is imperative in order to create an effective, sustainable treatment plan for clients. In many cases, the root cause of an eating disorder will be some form of unresolved, misdiagnosed or untreated trauma.

How Craniosacral Therapy Helps with Trauma Recovery

Often the root cause of mental illnesses or addictions is a nervous system that has been reorganised in an unbalanced way as a result of its inability to integrate a traumatic experience.

Can Anxiety Work In Our Favor?

The Benefits of Group Therapy for PTSD

Group-based trauma treatments are regularly offered to clients in need of trauma-specific treatment. Expert clinical opinion supports this practice, emphasizing the importance of meeting other trauma survivors and the potential such encounters in a therapy setting bear for corrective emotional experiences.

EMDR Therapy Explained

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and is a psychotherapy technique used to treat a whole range of mental health issues including anxiety, PTSD, depression, and OCD, among others.

Using Yoga in Trauma and PTSD Treatment

The importance of the connection between the body and the mind is something that has been understood for many, many years within Eastern traditions, and more recently the Western world has also been taking an interest in some of the wisdom from the east.

Trauma and Trust

Trust issues can have an impact on our most important, intimate relationships. Indeed, it is in these relationships where our trust issues are most apparent, because it is these relationships where we are more vulnerable.

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