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
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
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
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
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
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
This weekend is host to World Book Day, a day for the globe to unite in a love for literature today. And we’d like to open a discussion about the real power in books—healing.
The practice of using literature … Read the rest
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
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
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