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Dealing with Sexual Trauma

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Unwitnessed and unseen wounding of sexual abuse can manifest in these ways. Filled with Shame. Confusion. Denial. Anger. Numbness. The world in which you knew it is over and we grieve the sense of loss of a safe world. You …

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I’m Not Okay

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It’s hard to utter these words to yourself and others. Just even the mere thought and admittance of this can feel deeply scary and shattering.

We want to show the world we are functioning. We want to show the world …

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Live Mindfully

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Let us face it. Many of us start the week with a fresh new start, or still tired from the weekend…and before we know it, we are pulled into the abyss of stress, detachment from our bodies, disconnection from our …

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Ancestral Trauma

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We carry what has happened to our ancestors within our bodies and interact with the world unconsciously carrying them into spaces with us. What is left unresolved in families continues to be passed down generationally. We carry the pain of …

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Shame and Trauma

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Unexpressed Emotion in Body and Trauma

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Unexpressed Emotion Lives in the Body.

Sometimes we don’t have the words to consciously name or connect with emotions we are feeling. These feelings can continue to live within us until we begin to validate their experience and give them …

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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

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Being a new mother

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Being a new mother and maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be challenging at times. Let us not forget, there is also time to allocate for studies (if you’re taking any sort of classes for training/school), and spending quality time …

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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 …

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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 …

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