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5 Personal Techniques to Work Through Flashbacks

Flashbacks are our brain’s way of processing traumatic events that we’ve experienced. But what tends to happen is, our subconscious goes to our storage cabinet to access some important memories regarding the event, and everything sort of tumbles out of the cabinet all at once. This falling out or flashback experience can feel almost as traumatic as the initial event....[ read more ]

5 Daily Self-Care Exercises for Survivors of Abuse

Unfortunately, being a survivor of trauma or abuse is exceedingly common. According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. annually. And according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2017 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, nearly 1 in 4 adult women and approximately 1 in 7 adult men report having experienced severe physical...[ read more ]

Getting Your Inner Spark Back: 5 Tips to Loving Yourself Again

We are born looking and freely accepting love. Babies and toddlers thrive with love and attention. They ask to be held, they ask for toys and presents and they feel they deserve them. When we’re very young, we simply somehow just “know” that we are amazing and deserve nothing but goodness. But then something happens… Maybe we didn't get the...[ read more ]

A Meditation Exercise You Can Do with Your Child

As a busy parent of a young child, you may find it challenging to find the time or space to meditate. One solution is to bring the two together, and have your child meditate with you. Now wait. We know how this sounds. If you're like us, you're thinking, "I can't get my kid to leave me alone in the...[ read more ]

Do I Have PTSD? Recognizing the Signs

As the #MeToo movement continues to highlight the prevalence of sexual aggression all over the United States, we often hear people talk about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Traditionally, people think of veterans or mass-violence when they think of PTSD. In fact, PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can develop in people who’ve experienced or witnessed all kinds traumatic or...[ read more ]

Get Some Sleep! 5 Tips for Busting Through Your Insomnia

If you find yourself struggling to fall or stay asleep, you’re not alone. Insomnia, the chronic inability to get sufficient sleep, is a common problem affecting millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2014 study, more than a third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep on a daily basis. Nightmares and insomnia are also extremely...[ read more ]

Why EMDR is a Helpful Treatment for Sexual Abuse Survivors

In the United States, one in three women and one in six men will experience some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). When sexual abuse happens, many people don’t know how to cope with what happened. Many struggle to express their feelings in a healthy way. The result is feelings fear...[ read more ]

Is Casual Sex Good or Bad for Your Mental Health?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 data, people are getting married later in life. In fact, the average age of marriage in the country is at its highest: men’s average age at first marriage is 29.8, while women’s average age at first marriage is 27.8. As the gap between adolescence and marriage widens, uncommitted sexual encounters are on the...[ read more ]

How Meditation Can Help Manage Symptoms of Trauma

Meditation offers practitioners powerful benefits, yet many people are confused as to what exactly those benefits are. In a nutshell, meditation focuses attention in a deliberate manner, taking you from a state of noisy mental chatter to calm and quiet inner peace. And isn’t that something most of us could use? While meditation has been practiced for thousands of years...[ read more ]

How to Tell Your Partner About Your Past Sexual Abuse

Relationships always start out on a high note. You feel the attraction and see yourself in them. This stirs up your feelings and you start to see what you have in common. Then, finding out about your differences and exploring the world together makes things fresh and exciting. When your relationship starts to become more serious, you may start to...[ read more ]



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