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Trauma

Trauma—our mental and emotional response to a deeply distressing event that overwhelms our ability to process the stress we feel—can make us feel terrible and helpless. In severe cases we may feel paralyzed and unable to help ourselves. The experiences that trigger trauma vary widely, and each individual’s responses will be different. Someone could experience trauma from a distressing social experience that another may laugh off, while the roles may be reversed if the two witnessed the same car crash. The effects of trauma may not be immediately obvious and may surface in seemingly unrelated situations or behaviors. Thankfully, there are many effective therapies available for identifying and working through trauma.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

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How to Overcome Trauma

A great many of us have - in one way or another - been traumatised somewhere in our past. Not only have we suffered greatly, we are likely not to have been able properly to process and digest what we have gone through.

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment

For both clinicians and their clients there is tremendous value in understanding the psychophysiology of trauma and knowing what to do about its manifestations. This book illuminates that physiology, shining a bright light on the impact of trauma on the body and the phenomenon of somatic memory.

Healing the Wounds of Trauma

Catherine Jackson talks to Dr Gabor Maté about trauma and compassionate inquiry.

People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.

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Trauma and Somatic Experiencing

Peter uses his famous "Slinky" presentation to demonstrate the effects of trauma on the nervous system, and his philosophy of treating trauma; which involves slowly releasing (or titrating) this compressed fight-or-flight energy a bit at time to give the individual the ability to reintegrate it back...

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors.

Emotional and Psychological Trauma

When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. But with these self-help strategies and support, you can speed up your recovery.

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

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Trauma, Healing and the Brain

Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain

Working with the circuitry of the brain to restore emotional health and well-being.

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