Browsing Archive: April, 2013

Trauma recovery

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : trauma therapy 

Trauma recovery

Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter our sense of security, making us feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world. It is our subjective experience of being overwhelmed (emotionally, spiritually, physically) that defines it as traumatic.

The circumstances of the event commonly include abuse of power, betrayal of trust,entrapment, helplessness, pain, confusion, and/or loss.

There are vast differences among peo...


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Living by principles

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, In : Whats worked for me 
Having a basic set of principles to follow can be useful in life. Being guided in your decisions and actions can keep you accountable…
•Face the reality of your problem • Develop hope for another way of living •Commit to your decision to be guided by a set of new principles •Honestly review your old way of living •Truthfully share the nature of your character with another person •Be open to le...tting go of your old character flaws •Develop humility to ask those who know more t...

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Safe trauma therapy is essential

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : trauma therapy 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhuzpUlaX_k

Babette Rothschild talks about safe trauma therapy- using an analogy of learning how to drive a car, she shows how this 'hitting the break' is essential in trauma therapy. Feeling safe whilst "driving a car" helps build confidence and trust.

Another analogy of a shaken up coca cola bottle portrays how easy it is to explode when working with a traumatised client. Trauma therapy must be done slowly...just like releasing a bottle of coke slowly, bit by bi...
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somatic experiencing

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : trauma therapy 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTYR6ahSzSg

Check out how by getting into your body a real difference can be felt quickly....
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Peter Levine's take on trauma therapy

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : trauma therapy 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0PsQFoz48g

This puts it very simply: find the "place of injury" and find the solution which is inate to all humans...
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Outpatient Group Addiction Therapy benefits addicts/alcoholics

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Recovery group 
In my experience the power of the group is extremely beneficial to a person with addiction issues.

Whether you consider yourself a social drinker who occasionally goes overboard (ok maybe more than occasionally if youre honest...), a shopaholic who just cant quite stick to the budget (ok your three credit cards are maxed!) or someone who is fastidious about tidiness (you find yourself spending hours cleaning the kitchen, daily) belonging to a recovery support group can be a lifesaver. Relatin...
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SOS: Negative to Positive thinking

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Whats worked for me 
The other day I found myself sinking into a bit of a dip and beginning to entertain the idea of a self piteous afternoon. Suddenly I realised to how much a part of this feeling I was contributing. I stopped, observed my thoughts and steered away from the negativity. Deciding not to allow this feeling to dominate my afternoon, was empowering. It showed me I can change the way Im thinking and feeling, and therefore behaving. 
What a relief!
Simple technique: SOS
If you are an addict/alcoholic/cod...
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