Ace Study – Adverse Childhood Events A large study done in the Kaiser institute over 17k persons participated in a questionnaire measuring areas of growing up with domestic violence, incarceration, … Continue reading ACE Study
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?
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
The term borderline was developed when psychoanalysis failed for a group of patients who did not have psychotic or neurotic symptoms. Put simply, borderline means on the border of … Continue reading What is Borderline Personality?
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?
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
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
Coming Soon… Online Video Modules; “Making Sense of Childhood Trauma.” For anyone who wishes to learn about trauma and master emotions or experience them without shutting down. For anyone who wants … Continue reading Making Sense of Childhood 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
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.