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The Magic Of Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP)

How Can Equine Therapy Heal Attachment Wounds & Trauma? A Guest Blog Post By Mary Sue McCarthy, LCPC, NCC, EMDR-Certified I have personally experienced the magic of the connection that comes with being in partnership with a horse. This comes from having been around horses almost my whole life. I’ve seen horses forced into relationships;…

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Favorite Podcasts Of 2022 For Trauma Therapists

The Best Podcasts for Trauma Therapists All In One Place For You To Listen! As a trauma therapist and trauma survivor, I’m super passionate about trauma. It is on my mind at least 75% of my waking hours. I am either providing therapy to clients reading or learning about trauma providing supervision consultation to my…

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Understanding the Polyvagal Ladder: A Brief Overview

In this week’s episode of Trauma Chat, Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discussed a theory that was created by Dr. Stephen Porges called Polyvagal Theory. Passionate about this theory, Deb Dana, LCSW, has played a vital role in translating the language of this theory into terms that more people will be able to understand. Deb Dana created…

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What is Trauma Dissociation?

Many people have had the experience where they walk into a room in their house to get something and when they get into the room, they completely forget what it is that they came to get. Or, they go to drive somewhere and the next thing they know, they completely missed their exit. In fact,…

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Understanding The Window of Tolerance

In the U.S, our culture of rugged individualism tells us that no matter what circumstances we end up in, we got there all on our own. In reality, people are born into greatly varying social positions. These positions mediate the ease with which we find success, whatever definition of success that you’re using. Some people…

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Understanding The PTSD Diagnosis And Why It Matters

Fight, Flight, Freeze & Submit In Episode 4 of Trauma Chat Podcast, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C explains the four responses mammals have. This includes human responses we use to survive traumatic experiences. For example, fight, flight, freeze and submit. In Episode 5, Laura described the diagnostic criteria for PTSD. If you have experienced trauma, you…

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Effects of Trauma on the Body: What Are Common Trauma Responses?

Trauma Is Common and Confusing Trauma is incredibly common, yet we seldom recognize the effects of trauma on the body. We simply operate in reaction to our emotions. Sometimes without much conscious awareness of what drives our behavior. Probably one of the most confusing things about being a trauma survivor is that our trauma reactions…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Recovering from Trauma and Therapy (Part One)

A Trauma Therapist Explains Trauma & The Process of Recovering from Trauma Through Therapy In Understandable Terms By Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Founder of Trauma Therapist Network What Is Trauma? We have all heard the word “trauma” used to describe terrifying events. This includes surviving a plane crash or something like the loss of a pet…

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The Effects of Trauma and How Trauma Shows Up In Our Lives

One of the main goals of the Trauma Chat Podcast, created by Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, is to help listeners identify whether or not trauma is impacting their lives so that they can take control of their own healing journeys. This trauma podcast episode will help to explain more about the effects of trauma. On last…

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