There are many interpretations of what the gifts are of trauma. It’s difficult at first to see the gifts in some of what we have had to go through, but there is always a gift in it we just have to search much harder to find it. From my own personal experience, I would have… Continue reading The Gift Of Trauma
The Polyvagal Theory founded by Dr. Stephen Porges was introduced in 1994. There has been much more evidence and application with success in the research, application and validity of how this vagus nerve is the primary connection between the brain and the body. If there is optimal function of the vagus nerve, it means we… Continue reading Interrupting the Fear Cycle
Laughter is one of the most neglected and forgotten form of healing. Laughter releases endorphins in the brain which are the feel good chemicals we need on a regular basis to keep our stress and anxiety levels down. While everyone has their own individual sense of humor, here are a few links and videos that… Continue reading Laughter, it really is the best medicine!
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN IMMEDIATE AND EXTREME DANGER PLEASE CALL 9-1-1If you need help with other things such as feeling suicidal, there are some options below for immediate assistance.USA/Canada Suicide line: 1-800-784-2433Canadian Children’s Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868Canadian Children’s Text: 686868USA/Canada Teen line: 1-800-852-8336 (6pm-10pm PST) Free online assistance from anywhere and anytime:… Continue reading For the Youth
IF YOU ARE SUICIDAL AND ARE SEEKING AN IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION PLEASE CALL ONE OF THE NUMBERS BELOW TO SPEAK TO A CRISIS LINE WORKER AT ONCE!USA AND CANADA: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) Online assistance to text volunteers 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week: https://www.7cups.com/ While this website specifically is designed with an intention of wanting… Continue reading IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS
When we do this work in learning how to calm down our mind, body and spirit we have to look at the things we were taught to believe and challenge them so we can get out of the “danger” signals our brain is sending to our body. We are holistic in our environment so we… Continue reading Challenging Beliefs
There are many researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists and medical professionals who have studied the link between various issues in our adult lives that occur as a result of the childhood we endured. These range from chronic pain, to all types of addictions, to a diverse range of what we consider to be mental health issues, to… Continue reading Adverse Childhood Events Questionnaire