Trauma-Post-Traumatic Growth

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A Truth about Trauma

Trauma is a fact of life. It doesn’t have to be a life sentence. – Peter Levine, founder of Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy I quote the quote above in most of my clinical trainings on resilience, including a 12-hour training for the Ottawa Centre for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma just last […]

In Times of Cataclysmic Change, Resilience Is Bouncing Back; Post-Traumatic Growth Is Bouncing Forward

Whatever the final, final results of the U.S. national elections this week, practices to strengthen resilience to meet the massive changes on the horizon are going to be helpful. My friend Kathyrn sent me this article, Post-Traumatic Growth Might Be the Silver Lining of Trauma – Here’s How to Harness It by Cassie Shortsleeve in […]

9/11 – Trauma Then and Now

A somewhat heavy post on a somewhat heavy day, yet still offering resources to recover our resilience. Today is the 19th anniversary of 9/11 – the anniversary of a day that sent shock waves throughout the world, killing 2,977 people in New York City, launching a war that has killed 50,000 more in the Middle […]

“The War to End All Wars”…Didn’t

Today, November 11, is the 101st anniversary of the official end of World War I, “the war to end all  wars.”  Wars haven’t ended. The deaths, injuries, and PTSD from combat continue; the suffering of the innocent as well as the combatants continues. Teaching quite a bit about Bouncing Back, Moving Forward: Resilience and Post-Traumatic […]

Becoming Aware of Inherited Family Trauma

We all recognize that we can “inherit” patterns of trauma responses – anxiety, depression, anger – by growing up in families where the unresolved anxiety, depression, anger of parents, grandparents, or other close relatives was passed on to us because it was the environment we were swimming in, “normal” and we would have had to […]

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