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
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
” We make the world better by making people safer,” Stephen Porges. According to Dr. Stephen Porges, neuro exercises that calm the nervous system ~Playing any music instrument that requires … Continue reading Regulating the Nervous System
Dissociation is a phenomena or defence mechanism designed to protect us from threat. It’s a state that one can move into when they sense danger. Sometimes when a person is in a dangerous or threatening situation a person will freeze kind of like a deer in headlights. Once the threat has past so does the freeze response.
What are parts of self? Do I have parts? Does everyone have parts?We all have different parts of ourselves. You likely have a part when you talk to your kitty: and another part when you talk to your boss, partner or friend. These parts are not rigid – they are flexible and malleable. You can move in and out of these parts with ease, usually in a matter of seconds. Furthermore, you can properly switch from talking to your cat to your partner. When you use the appropriate part at the right time and in the right situation, we call these parts integrated.
Crystal Arber Trauma Therapist Naltrexone and Dissociation. What is Naltrexone and how can it help me? For some who may be struggling with complex PTSD symptoms and acute dissociative symptoms … Continue reading Dissociation & Naltrexone