It’s Time to Address the Root Causes of School Shootings

It’s Time to Address the Root Causes of School Shootings

For many of us, these past few days have been a tangle of grief and anger. Seventeen human beings were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida – 14 students and 3 faculty members. At least 15 more were injured. It’s not just the degree of bloodshed...
Seeing Our Strengths, Transforming Childhood Trauma

Seeing Our Strengths, Transforming Childhood Trauma

When you’re in pain, support is essential. So is releasing sorrow and anger. But we can get trapped in these emotions, too – ruminate and recreate them in our lives, over and over and again. One way I know that the kids I counsel are getting healthier emotionally is...
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,...

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