How to Understand Trauma and PTSD

“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” -Viktor Frankl, Austrian Psychiatrist and Holocaust Survivor Trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) can be complicated issues for us to understand when a child is affected by these disorders. We might not understand what our child is going through or how we can help. They […]

Somatic

What Is Somatic Experiencing and Who Can Benefit From It?

Somatic experiencing is a therapeutic technique most often utilized for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other issues related to trauma. This approach was developed by Peter Levine and involves using physical activities to deal with mental pain. One of the key concepts driving somatic experiencing is that those who suffer from trauma store large amounts […]

Trauma

How Does Trauma Cause Pain?

Emotional trauma can create bodily pain to someone who is suffering. If your kid has been through troubling or threatening experiences, they may develop physical manifestations of their emotional turmoil. To understand why this phenomenon occurs, you need to understand critical concepts regarding “flight or fight” responses and the “mind-body” connection. Let’s explore these concepts […]

Smiling optimistic

How to Break Bad Habits With 4 Steps

Breaking bad habits can be difficult. By definition, habits are cemented firmly within our routines and lives. Bad habits can turn our kids into their own worst enemies. They might try to break bad habits–succeeding in the short-term. However, bad habits can be so ingrained in their minds that they can continually come back, making […]