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Healing from Trauma Starts from Within

Healing from Trauma Starts from Within

There is so much pain that can be experienced in a lifetime, and those experiences can have a lasting impression on us. Traumatic events, whether experienced once or many times, can dampen our mind, body, and spirit if not treated accordingly. In an attempt to alleviate our anxieties, depression, anger, guilt and other uncomfortable feelings […]

What Can I Do For Self-Care During A Trauma Anniversary?

What Can I Do For Self-Care During A Trauma Anniversary?

“The Anniversary Effect” is a phenomenon among survivors of trauma who actively deal with the symptoms of trauma, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and other manifestations of trauma like addictions or mental health disorders. Around the time of year of a significant traumatic event, it is common for survivors to feel emotional distress, changes in behavior, […]

7 Ways to Incorporate Wellness into Your Busy Routine

7 Ways to Incorporate Wellness into Your Busy Routine

Between work, errands, family life, social relationships and more, it’s hard to focus on our mind, body, and spirit. Our personal journey to health often gets pushed aside as we try to conquer life, each day at a time – the more we dive into our responsibilities, the further this concept gets pushed to the […]

How Can I Prepare For A Trauma Anniversary?

How Can I Prepare For A Trauma Anniversary?

In our previous Q&A, we discussed a trauma anniversary and the phenomenon of “The Anniversary Effect” among survivors of trauma. Trauma lives inside of the nervous system in the body, affecting all of the ways the brain and the body operate. In the very same fashion that a child who was once bit by a […]

Recovery Is Maintenance

Recovery Is Maintenance

A common misconception is that if you’re feeling better, you are better. Whether you’ve been working on your mental health recovery for a month or a year, it’s easy to set everything down and take a “break” from doing regular self-care activities, such as meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, etc. when we’re feeling good. At times, […]

What Is A Trauma Anniversary?

What Is A Trauma Anniversary?

Events in our life shape our life. Our memories can be more than mental: memories can be emotional and physical as well. Consider the recurring celebration of the holiday season at the end of every year. It has become somewhat of a modern “cult” cultural phenomenon to look forward to the (Northern Hemisphere) fall and […]

5 Ways to Nurture Any Relationship You’re In

5 Ways to Nurture Any Relationship You’re In

As human beings, we crave nurturement through love, connection, and life purpose. Our relationships give us a sense of shared meaning, which further confirm our feelings of belonging. Relationships, whether friendship, familial, or romantic, are vital components to our mental health, happiness, and overall wellbeing. Deepak Chopra, spiritual leader and world activist, once stated, “Whatever relationships […]

For Adults With Psychiatric Disorders Does Trauma Influence Social Behaviors?

For Adults With Psychiatric Disorders Does Trauma Influence Social Behaviors?

Head to any park, preschool, or playground and you will witness the very demonstration of social cognition in development. Young children are learning how to interact with one another, what rules apply to social situations, how to recognize feelings in other, developing a sense of empathy, deciding how to respond to others, and much more. […]

ADHD In The UK

ADHD In The UK

A patient seeking care for ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can be as high as seven thousand euro per patient per year, according to Medical News Daily in their article, “The ADHD Brain Retrained”. Approximately four million children throughout Europe struggle with their ability to focus, pay attention, absorb information, stay organized, and control their […]

Waiting In The Queue Is A Test Of Recovery

Waiting In The Queue Is A Test Of Recovery

Nobody likes waiting in the queue. A queue is fine when it is short, speedy, and effortless. Even a longer queue is manageable when it is moving at a decently efficient pace. Yet a long queue, a long, insufferable, slow, unmanageable queue is enough to test anyone’s patience. We have to listen to conversations we […]

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