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
Borrowed from Dr. Stephen Porges theory of the polyvagal; when under threat, the Dorsal Vagus also is known as the “Dumb Vagus,” because it is responsible for causing immobilization (freeze … Continue reading Making Friends With Your Nervous System
If you are having difficulty falling asleep or having difficulty with sympathetic arousal (feeling sped up/ racing thoughts) then try turning on this Purrrr while laying down. Calming the Vagus … Continue reading Regulating the Nervous System with Purring
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
” 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
Complex Trauma can feel like you are fighting something all the time~ Complex Trauma is a term that was coined by Judith Herman. It is a term that is given … Continue reading What is Complex Trauma?
PTSD is a Disorder
FACT Post Trauma is an injury not a disorder
PTSD is everywhere.
FACT There is a greater understanding and awareness about trauma now.
PTSD is untreatable
EMDR and Exposure therapies work