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Stephen Porges Polyvagal theory: more than just flight, flight or freeze?

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : trauma therapy 
http://stephenporges.com/images/stephen%20porges%20interview%20nicabm.pdf

This is a pdf version of an interview with Stephen Porges. He talks about what practitioners need to know about trauma and the nervous system.  This is very important for anyone working in trauma.


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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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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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