Increasing Happiness – recommended reads. The following list of recommended reads offers different perspectives and techniques for increasing happiness, such as mindfulness, gratitude, positive thinking, and finding meaning and purpose.
The current mainstream treatment options for Trauma & PTSD may only represent a small part of what is possible therapeutically. So what are some new and emerging treatments we should really consider?
TRE - Trauma Release Exercises - In this blog we discuss how our bodies handle trauma, what TRE actually is and how it can benefit you.
In this blog, we will take a closer look at what really causes trauma to get stuck in the nervous system. We'll explore the biological reasons we are so susceptible to trauma and learn that those same reasons hold the key to healing trauma. And finally, we'll briefly outline the present and future of effective trauma treatment from a patient-centered, practical and human perspective. But first, a bit of science is essential to set the stage.
In this blog, Our Limbic System – Fast Facts, I will take a quick look into the limbic system and see if understanding it could help us more.
Stress and our limbic system - What is the limbic system? How does stress impact it and what are some things we can do to reduce this impact?
Psychedelic-assisted therapy. Here is a quick guide to answer any questions you may have regarding this type of therapy.
If there were ever a therapeutic approach that would be met with a little scepticism, it would most probably be psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. ‘Standard’, ‘regular’ or more mainstream therapy can be challenging, intense and unpredictable, so could adding hallucinogenic drugs into the mix really help the process? The short answer is yes - maybe.
In this blog, we will look at seven books that could transform your understanding of trauma and PTSD treatment written by pioneers in the field of trauma and PTSD recovery. All of these books stand as beacons of hope for those of us who understand that many of our limitations are caused by the mark left on us by ALE (Adverse Life Experiences).
When we think about trauma, we tend to think about those who have been exposed to significant traumatic events like natural disasters, terrorism, war, combat, physical or sexual abuse, or catastrophic accidents. These are some of the most debilitating experiences we can endure. However, you don't need to undergo an obviously distressing event for it to affect you. An accumulation of smaller, less intense events can still be traumatic. This is the difference between small ‘t’ and large ‘T’ trauma.