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Trauma in the Body

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Trauma is more than just an incident or series of painful exposures in childhood or adulthood. Trauma lives in your body and navigates the lens of which you perceive the world. We unconsciously interact, react, and respond to others carrying stored trauma and pain in our body. Our bodies don’t lie. We can force ourselves […]

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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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Domestic Violence among Americans

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Domestic violence is intimate partner violence. Emotional, verbal, physical and psychological abuse all constitutes forms of violence. It knows no socioeconomic status; both the wealthy and impoverished are plagued with its effects. Domestic violence does not discriminate within sexual orientation. Intimate partner violence remains the most common form of violence against women, while numbers are […]

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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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Dynamics of Domestic Violence

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Both men and women can suffer domestic violence. It can take the shape of emotional abuse, verbal abuse, psychological abuse, and physical abuse. Many cases go unreported because of shame, feelings of “not being masculine enough”, and fear of judgment by society of not being a “good enough partner”. Research shows, that while domestic violence […]

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Understanding Sex Trafficking

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I have attended trainings on human trafficking, have met, and worked with people who have suffered exploitation in the hands of oppressors. The souls that I have come in contact with in my professional work and through volunteering have touched my life in ways words could never fully capture.   We have organizations such as […]

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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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Choosing Your Marriage Everyday

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Choosing your marriage everyday. Union in a marriage means choosing your partner and being chosen. Being chosen is applicable to many areas in a relationship and is really the atoms and molecules of a successful marriage. Two commonalities I see among the strong couples I know that are still in love are: Unity and Teamwork (and […]

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