What it means to hold space for someone

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Sharing your story is an important part of the healing process, and we feel comfortable sharing when we feel safety that the person listening is present and receiving the information well. When we feel vulnerable enough to share, we are looking … Read the rest

How Pets Help Us Heal

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On ‘National Pet Day’ today, as you’re acknowledging those furry family members of yours, consider something amazing—pets can actually help us heal.

It’s not a coincidence your pet makes you feel happier, research actually proves that animals can improve our … Read the rest

What Trauma Victims Can Learn From This Autism Therapy

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April 2 is World Autism Day, and if you didn’t already know, Kim Barthel has had an expansive career that began in occupational therapy and she has worked all over the world with people with Autism.

One of the successful methods … Read the rest

Therapists and Compassion Fatigue

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February is Psychology Month, a celebration of the profession and the opportunity to highlight how these professionals work to help people live healthy, happy lives. But what is psychology? It’s a broad field, rooted in science that seeks to help … Read the rest

How to use ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’ as a professional tool

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Since the release of ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’, we’ve been blessed to receive many testimonials from mental health professionals, social workers, teachers and many others, who have found a way to incorporate the book into their work. In addition to … Read the rest

How deep pressure calms us down

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When we are feeling anxious or triggered, there are many ways in which we can calm ourselves down, we call these self-soothing techniques. Breathing slowly, yawning or touching our face are just a few of the simple ways in … Read the rest

What can I do to cope with my PTSD?

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Whether you experienced trauma first-hand, witnessed it or felt the effects second-hand (common with spouses of victims and/or perpetrators, therapists, first-responders, etc.), the effects of trauma are widespread.

Individuals who survive trauma, or are exposed to it in some … Read the rest

The Growth Opportunities in Movies

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As millions of people gear up to watch the Oscars this Sunday, the world is abuzz about films right now, but we’re excited about the topic that many of this year’s nominated movies are bringing into the spotlight—trauma.

Three of … Read the rest