The Hidden Harm of Covert Sexual Abuse

The Hidden Harm of Covert Sexual Abuse

The Hidden Harm of Covert Sexual Abuse When we think of sexual abuse, it can seem pretty obvious what this entails. Overt abuse involves the actual physical violation of another person. However, covert abuse can impact many people, without them realizing that this has happened. Covert abuse is the objectification

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Self-Care and the #MeToo Movement 

Self-Care and the #MeToo Movement 

Self-Care and the #MeToo Movement A few weeks ago, I watched a powerful documentary called What Haunts Us. In this documentary, the filmmaker investigates a series of suicides that are related to history of sexual abuse at a school. What happened at this school will likely anger and offend you. It’s

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Titrating Experiences for Emotional Healing

Titrating Experiences for Emotional Healing

Titrating Experiences for Emotional Healing In Somatic Experiencing, we use a term called “titration.” In chemistry, if you mix too much of one chemical in with another at one time, the beaker could explode. The reaction is too big or too intense. Something similar can happen when people are processing

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Transgender Care and Trauma

Transgender Care and Trauma

Transgender Care and Trauma There are many assumptions that many people in the general population have about those who are in the transgender community. Unfortunately, many of these assumptions can come into the therapy process as well. One of these assumptions involves trauma and gender identity outside of a cisgender

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Cancer and the Aftereffects

Cancer and the Aftereffects

Cancer and the Aftereffects The impact of cancer can last for years after the actual diagnosis. This can impact your self-esteem, your relationships, and sexuality. It can increase a feeling of vulnerability, relating to a sense of being out of control. Every year, thousands are diagnosed. Despite this, the experience

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