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Trigger Happy

Folks with complex PTSD from chronic childhood trauma and those with PTSD due to traumatic events, such as a school shooting, have triggers. A trigger is anything that reminds them of a previous traumatic event. It causes a strong reaction, making them feel as if they were reliving the event all over again. Triggers are ubiquitous …

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Invest in Yourself

Perhaps you are someone who has experienced complex trauma – chronic inescapable circumstances where you felt unseen or misunderstood. If that resonates with you, you might have trouble finding yourself or knowing who you are. You are probably an expert at identifying what you’re not through the eyes of others. In this article, I’ll use …

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A Prescription for Awe

It’s been clear to me for the past few years that the collective mental health in the U.S. has been a mix of mass trauma, depression, stagnation, powerlessness, existential anxiety, and even delusion. A recent survey showed that 88% of Americans are dissatisfied with the trajectory of our country, so regardless of one’s specific perspective, …

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The Power of Radical Self-Care

In today’s fast-paced world, radical self-care is key to maintaining your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. Even small acts of self-care can help you recharge, lower your risk of illness, and be liberated from negative thoughts and behaviors. Self-care vs. narcissism In the U.S., we live in a culture that constantly bombards us with …

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Understanding the Goal of Therapy

We normalize and weave the dynamics of our childhood relationships and environment into our identity and personality, whether they are healthy or not. Some of us grew up in dysfunctional environments and created a framework that precipitates unhealthy adult relationships with ourselves, as well as with other people. As such, we are often drawn to …

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