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Opposites of Fear in Extreme Distress – Being Brave, Being Safe 

I was recently interviewed by Hesna Al Ghaoui, former war correspondent for Hungarian television, now a Fulbright scholar at the University of California-Berkeley, studying fear. Hesna found me through my book Bouncing Back on Audible. We had a mutually illuminating conversation about resilience and post-traumatic growth based on her years of experience covering soldiers and […]

Pushback on My Definition of Resilience 

Abi Blakeslee is an experienced trauma therapist, currently training therapists in Hungary (online through traumahealing.org) in tools to help Ukranian refugees cope with the trauma of the invasion and bombardment of their country.  Abi and I were teaching at the recent Psychotherapy Networker Symposium on the same day, so I didn’t get to attend her […]

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 […]

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