Category Archives: Healing from Trauma

Have you experienced trauma, abandonment, or abuse?

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Trauma recovery is a long difficult journey that becomes more manageable with time and re-building. When people experience trauma, they are often left in a state of panic, depression, hopelessness, anxiety, or fear. These are natural responses to considerably stressful events that fragment a person’s worldview, security, and really leave a person feeling helpless and […]

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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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Five ways to combat domestic violence

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1. Safety plan: Consider your safety, or the safety of the loved one dealing with domestic violence, as a very important priority. It is important that all victims of domestic violence have a written contractual agreement with themselves and a loved one, which states the plan of action in the event the victim feels in […]

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Depression Therapy NYC for Depression in New York City

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Feeling sad, isolated, unmotivated, or overwhelmed seems to be common reactions to life in an active city like New York City. We are required to always be “on”, handling hundreds of tasks simultaneously as we drown in work and familial responsibilities.  Signs of depression can include fatigue, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, irritability, difficulty concentrating, […]

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Practice Self Care: Approve Yourself.

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As humans, we all have a sense of belonging. For much of our lives we live seeking the approval of others, often using it as a barometer of how we approve ourselves. Many people spend the bulk of their lives trying to please others and engage in much self sacrifice and martyrdom just for the […]

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Anger Management 101 (Tips to deal with anger)

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People tend to shy away from anger due to the misconception that anger is unnatural, destructive, and dangerous. However, anger is actually a normal and healthy emotion that serves to communicate in your body when you’re compromising yourself, when needs are going unmet, or when your boundaries are being crossed. Anger is a neutral emotion- […]

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Reasons to avoid hitting your children

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All children need boundaries and rules. Boundaries help children feel safe to navigate the world in their development. There is a misconception that hitting is the only way children learn to follow the rules. However, boundaries can be taught and modeled without physical punishment and aggression. Parents can discipline their children with positive punishment- such […]

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Are you comfortable with your reflection?

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Have you ever held a mirror up to your face for a close up? Can you say, “I love you” to yourself, reassure yourself, “I am here for you”, or encourage yourself “I am good enough” AND actually mean it? Do you like what you see in the mirror? We wake up everyday and spend […]

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Forgiveness after Trauma

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Forgiveness. What a loaded word, an emotionally triggering word for some. It means many things to different people. How can you forgive a person who has hurt or betrayed you? How can survivors of trauma forgive their perpetrator(s)? How can anyone forgive injustice? What happens after you forgive, does it mean the person is not […]

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Choosing Freedom to Connect to Self

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…letting go of trauma, memories of unfairness, or people that have betrayed and hurt you in any way is one of the most difficult things to do. However, letting go does not mean they are exempt from accountability of their hurtful actions, or does not mean that they were right in their decisions, and it […]

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