Body-Based Therapies for Stress, Trauma and PTSD

Body-Based Therapies for Stress, Trauma and PTSD

Since the New York Times Magazine’s feature on noted trauma researcher Bessel van der Kolk a couple years ago, somatic (body-based) approaches to stress and trauma have continued to move to the fore. In a world where exposure and cognitive therapies are still thought...
TV, Teens and Trauma: 5 Tips for Taking Control

TV, Teens and Trauma: 5 Tips for Taking Control

Though this year’s Screen Free Week is now a fading memory, the reason for such events persists  It’s tough to unplug from our electronic entertainment, isn’t it? Though Lynea and I watch less TV than the average American, even we “had” to watch American Idol,...
The Children You Save

The Children You Save

A few years ago, after hearing news of another mass shooting, I sat with the principal of the rural elementary school where I worked as a counselor, feeling sad and discouraged. Then he said something I’ve never forgotten: “The children you save never make the...
New Hope for Dealing with Tension & Trauma

New Hope for Dealing with Tension & Trauma

Have you ever been so nervous or scared, your body was literally shaking? That shaking is called neurogenic tremoring – an innate release system that nearly all mammals are born with and seems to be a key component in how they handle stress. Yes, just as our bodies...

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