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

Defining Alcoholism: Quantity vs. Intention

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Many people would probably consider themselves social drinkers, no harm nor foul in enjoying drinks with friends. But would you be able to identify the switch from social drinking to problem drinking? Confusion starts to set in for people in … Read the rest

Post-Traumatic Stress vs. Post-Traumatic Growth

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Anyone who has suffered a trauma in their life, has more than likely experienced a flashback or moments of re-traumatization. The feeling of re-traumatization is essentially a relapse that jolts your body back into a state of trauma, triggered by … Read the rest

Using CWAR as a professional resource and tool

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Since the release of ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’ in 2014, 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. … Read the rest

Have a Merry, Mindful Christmas

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Anyone who has suffered a trauma in their life, has more than likely experienced a flashback or moments of re-traumatization. The feeling of re-traumatization is essentially a relapse that jolts your body back into a state of trauma, triggered by … Read the rest