Trauma Blog

Attachment Styles: How Our Early Experiences Shape Our Relationships

It is said that we are the result of our early experiences. This is certainly true when it comes to attachment styles. Our attachment style explains how we relate to others in close relationships, and it’s shaped by our earliest experiences. In this blog post, we will be diving into my discussion on attachment styles…

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Becoming Self-Embodied After Experiencing Trauma in the Body

Trauma in the body can leave us feeling disconnected from our bodies and selves. It can make us feel like we are not safe in our own skin. How do we begin to heal the wounds of trauma and reconnect with our bodies safely and healthily? Our bodies are the one place that should be…

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The Brain and Chronic Illness: How Trauma Connects Them

We know that chronic illness can take a toll on our quality of life. But what about the impact of chronic illness on the brain? It’s no secret that trauma is connected to autoimmune diseases, but how exactly does this connection work? In this blog post, we will explore the relationship between chronic illness, trauma,…

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How to Build Connection in a Relationship

Are you curious how to build connection in a relationship? Our disconnection from our nature makes us disconnect from whether it’s siblings, parents, our children, our friends, or our partners, and then the wider community of humanity and nature and the whole world. Let’s Begin with our Neurobiology So, it’s really important to understand how…

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The Connection Between Stress and Health

It is so powerful to think about how when we change the way we look at the disease, there is a significant connection between stress and health, which we may not realize. What’s more, is when we realize that it is preventable! The best way to go about this is to address childhood trauma. If…

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Healing from Childhood Trauma

As we talked about in part one of this series, children, especially those who have experienced multiple traumas over the years will be impacted by their body, brain, and nervous system. This can create behaviors that create ruptures in the family dynamic as a result. The behaviors children use may seem excessive to you, but…

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Why is my child behaving this way? The answer could surprise you!

Children can be both a blessing and a curse at times. Developmentally, they are navigating a lot of changes all the time. Kids are learning how to interact with the world around them. As adults, we have experienced much of what they are exploring. So when kids experience curiosity, ask questions, scream, laugh, cry, and…

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Helping Kids with Self Regulation During A Crisis

This article is excerpted from a Therapy Chat Podcast interview. Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviewed January Roberts, LCPC (who was then Laura’s supervisee) about her work. January helps neurodivergent children tune into their bodies and helps their parents learn to co-regulate with their children. In our 2020 interview, at the height of the pandemic, January…

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Trauma, Attachment + Sensory Informed Parenting

Understanding our sensory systems With trauma-informed parenting, it is important to understand our sensory systems. There are 8 sensory systems, but we often recall 5. Smell, touch, sight, hearing, and taste. It’s part of how we get ourselves through the world. When you study babies, you can clearly see they are little sensate beings. They…

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