This model is borrowed from Judith Herman’s stages of trauma healing as well as EMDR best practice Stage One~ Education ~ Stabilization~ Safety. Depending on the severity of complex trauma … Continue reading The Three Stages of Complex Trauma
Do you have a safe place to live? Is your partner/room-mate supportive? Can you count on them? Do you have enough income to support yourself? Do you take care … Continue reading External Resources
not provide crisis services. While I can direct you to resources during my hours of operation, I am unavailable after my hours of operation. If you believe you are in a … Continue reading Are you in a Crisis?
The Great Francine Shapiro has died. She has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and worked to make the world a better place. I am honoured to … Continue reading The Founder of EMDR has died RIP Francine Shapiro
The adaptive child is the child stuck in the adults body that never got to grow up because they were too busy trying to survive a chaotic family.
Interesting how so many dating advice sites and popular dating books ask that women stop being needy, or never act needy, or remain aloof, but what a lot of these … Continue reading Relationships and Regulation
Vets and Anger~ Source: Episode 180 – Dr. Howard Lipke: HEArt for Veterans: Identifying the Hidden Emotion (inSocialWork Podcast Series of the University at Buffalo)
Crystal Arber Trauma Therapist Making Sense of Trauma Making Sense of complex and post traumatic stress injury. Making Sense of Trauma Group is back by popular demand. When Every Wednesday … Continue reading Making Sense of Trauma Group
When our amygdala is lit up in the limbic system of our brain, our ability to see the big picture – disappears. The fight flight freeze response takes over. … Continue reading Limbic System and Window of Tolerance
Yoga is a powerful way to release trauma held in the body. Research from Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk has shown that participation in yoga on a regular basis can … Continue reading Yoga –