Restoring meaning to our lives is an important and necessary final stage of trauma healing. Some will choose to explore this immediately either because they have had a religious experience … Continue reading Meaning
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
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
When the nervous system perceives the attack, the limbic system (containing the amygdala) within milliseconds plans to fight, flight, or freeze. The nervous system also has a role, but we … Continue reading PTSD and the Brain
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?
Are you a registered professional counsellor-psychologist-social worker EMDR Therapist? Do you feel like you are burning out? High drop out from clients suffering from complex trauma? Fed up with clients … Continue reading The Normalization of Trauma Symptoms Remote Video Course
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