trauma

You’re Not Crazy, It’s Just PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) makes people feel crazy. Really, really crazy. I am not even joking about this. Imagine living in a constant state of high alert or sensing danger all around you without knowing why. If you found yourself spacing out and not remembering what happened or wandering through life feeling disconnected from people …

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Debunking Some Myths About Trauma Therapy

Over the years I’ve found that there are some frequent misconceptions among clients seeking treatment for trauma. Based on outdated ideas of trauma therapy and a misunderstanding of the process, any one of the following beliefs could be enough to keep an individual from seeking treatment for trauma. So I want to challenge them here. …

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Our Nifty Brains, One of their Shortcomings, and Bears

Many of the people who seek treatment with me have a history of trauma. For some, it’s what we in the therapy biz call “big T” traumas, such as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse in childhood or recent life threatening injury. For others, it’s what we refer to as a “little t” traumas, such as …

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