Children who grow up in dysfunctional family systems do not develop emotional EQ. They miss important developmental milestones because they are busy putting all of their energy into survival. This … Continue reading Name it! Don’t Blame it!
Calm Place~ This is a place that you go to in your mind’s eye. It’s a quiet place. It’s a place you have been to in your adult life or … Continue reading calm place
If we grew up in homes or systems (foster care) where there was no regular soothing, reassurance, or validation, the idea of self soothing ourselves seems foreign and weird. What … Continue reading Self Soothing
Complex PTSD triggers in the present that reminds us of the past. When a cue in our present environment reminds our brain of an event from the past, we move … Continue reading When the Past is in the Present
In this excellent example, borrowed from Ogden, Minton and Pain we can see what happens when our nervous system becomes activated in either hypo or hyperarousal. As Pat Ogden describes, … Continue reading Window of Tolerance