Category Archives: anxiety

Shame and Trauma

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I recently watched a TED Talk by Dr. Brene Brown that talked about listening to Shame. I found the discussion to touch at the root of shame and vulnerability and how often we are afraid to feel vulnerable, equating vulnerability with weakness and rejecting these feelings within ourselves. What we don’t realize is how this […]

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Survivor of sexual trauma

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Please be advised this post has a *Trigger Warning.* “Until it happens to you, you don’t know how it feels..Till your world burns and crashes Till you’re at the end, the end of your rope Till you’re standing in my shoes I don’t wanna hear a thing from you, from you, from you Cause you […]

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Trauma and Psychoanalysis

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As I near the completion of my two year psychoanalytic trauma studies program, I reflect on the understanding I have gained of how important dissociation plays a role in trauma and the human psyche. Dissociation can be understood as the unconscious fragmentation of traumatic memories for survival of the mind and spirit.  Repression, on the […]

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Anxiety and Mindfulness

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Finding the emotional and psychic space to focus on relaxation can be difficult in a busy city like New York, and busy mind alike. When you suffer from anxiety or depression, it can be very difficult to want or have relaxation. We think of mindfulness and we thinking of fancy ways to meditate, which may […]

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Trauma and Anxiety

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Trauma and Anxiety: Anxiety is a natural, common response to trauma. Survivors of trauma can sometimes suffer panic attacks, excessive worrying, and chronic anxiety ruminating about future disappointment, future abandonment, future loss, or future danger. Many childhood survivors of trauma continue to experience other traumas throughout their development into adulthood that trigger more and more […]

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