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The Toll of Trauma: How to Heal Your Relationship

The Toll of Trauma: How to Heal Your Relationship

The Toll of Trauma: How to Heal Your Relationship When you’re in a relationship with a trauma survivor, there are many obstacles to overcome. Furthermore, it can be difficult to see someone you care about struggling with the impact of trauma or abuse. Still, it’s possible to have a fulfilling, loving, and

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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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Overcoming Betrayal and Entering Therapy

Overcoming Betrayal and Entering Therapy

Overcoming Betrayal and Entering Therapy For so many partners of addicts, entering into therapy can seem so overwhelming. It feel like you’re just trying to hold the fabric of your life, and maybe even your family together. The idea of participating in therapy can be so overwhelming. It can feel

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How EMDR Therapy Can Help Sex Addicts And Their Partners

How EMDR Therapy Can Help Sex Addicts And Their Partners

How EMDR Therapy Can Help Sex Addicts And Their Partners Sex addiction riddles a relationship with secrecy, shame and resentment. It is essential to not only understand if you or your loved one is suffering from a sex addiction but also what steps to take next. How would you know if you or a loved one

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Emotional Mindfulness can Lead to Healing

Emotional Mindfulness can Lead to Healing

Emotional Mindfulness can Lead to Healing Our emotions can be bound in a way that can cause a lot of problems in our lives. Without release, these emotions can wreak havoc on your relationships and your life. Many times, this is because these emotions get tucked away into the background.

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Staying with the Emotional Process… Where Less is More

Staying with the Emotional Process... Where Less is More

Staying with the Emotional Process… Where Less is More When working through any problem, many people want to blaze through the issue that they are facing. This makes sense. When we’re experiencing discomfort, our natural response is to speed up to get out of it. It is no different when

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7 Lost Lessons of the Harvey Weinstein Controversy

7 Lost Lessons of the Harvey Weinstein Controversy

7 Lost Lessons of the Harvey Weinstein Controversy As you probably have read, there are many opinions being shared in relation to Harvey Weinstein, and the allegations and controversy surrounding him at this time. These types of controversies can make us question ourselves and others. In typical fashion, this situation

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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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Looking at all Sides in Social and Historical Traumas

Looking at all Sides in Social and Historical Traumas

Looking at all Sides in Social and Historical Traumas Our experiences shape us. We have difficulties and challenges that we face from our childhood, on through our adulthood. We have personal experiences that reflect who we are. These experiences can impact how we deal with our friendships, social engagements, careers,

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