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How to Help Kids With Complex Trauma

Trauma can be a common underlying condition that might cause other issues, like addiction, depression, anxiety, or self-harm. Healing from trauma can take time and require specialized treatment. How does “complex trauma” compare to other traumas, like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? What Is “Trauma”? Trauma can be broadly defined as a maladaptive response to an […]


Living a Meaningful Life with Trauma

When our past is troubling or full of painful experiences, we can struggle to move forward with hope for the future. Trauma is a common underlying cause of addiction. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, approximately 59% of young people with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) develop substance abuse problems. Developmental trauma, a form […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]