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Collective wisdom in caring for children, especially if traumatised

Posted by LP User on Sunday, July 28, 2019,
Listen to Dr Bruce Perry's  audio about healing children when theyve been traumatised... He refers to all adversities- so called hard and soft trauma as contributing to developmental trauma.

Loving and affectionate, safe touching relationships is what kids need. 

Did we need science to tell us this? 
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TRE Group

Posted by LP User on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, In : TRE 

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2018 looking back

Posted by LP User on Thursday, November 29, 2018,
This is why I love my job. 
In reviewing my year I came to see how many of my clients have really changed. 

From addicts in active addiction moving into sustainable recovery to stressed out moms TRE'ing off daily stresses becoming better moms, to cancer patients post chemo starting to feel their feet again (through TRE) to those in long term recovery shifting deeper into even more meaningful lives.

I sometimes come home after a day in my shared private practice just marveling at the variety of ...
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Thorough documentary on what happens in trauma

Posted by LP User on Tuesday, October 30, 2018,

Polyvagal theory explained well here.
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Asthma. heart disease. cancer. Root cause?

Posted by LP User on Tuesday, October 30, 2018,

If you're suffering from the above conditions, read this to understand more about childhood traumas manifesting in your body.

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ACEs once again highlight developmental trauma

Posted by LP User on Thursday, March 1, 2018,

7 puzzle pieces to finding your way out of developmental trauma:

The order of treatment is essential.

Brain stem, then limbic then cortical.

If stuck in flight flight freeze loop ie in brain stem, wont be able to learn well at school or handle relationships.

Help the child get safe, regulated, calm and alert FIRST; then work on developing emotional (limbic ) brain, then frontal cortex work.

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The top trauma that causes addiction

Posted by LP User on Thursday, March 1, 2018, In : trauma therapy

Have  a read of this- physical and emotional scars may lead to addictive tendencies- yet another article on this strongly suggesting if youve been through trauma of any kind, find a way to treat it.
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Listen to this one song and feel calm

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, June 7, 2017,

Staying calm and managing your stress is a useful skill for those in recovery from addiction/ trauma. Here is a suggested tune that could help ground you.
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trauma and the brain video: helpful for all professionals working with trauma

Posted by LP User on Thursday, August 20, 2015, In : trauma therapy

Great simple video clip explaining how trauma is processed in the brain and how to help the victim.

Fight / flight/ freeze- is a normal survival response. All other functions stop including functions that store memories. Instead the hippocampus pumps cortisol so no pain is felt ie allows you to focus on survival. This is an evolutionary instinctive function.

Trauma= "something that occurs and you feel overwhelmed"----> can lead to ptsd/ vicarious trauma (for professio...
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treating childhood trauma

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, In : TRE

Paediatrician talks about the necessity of treating trauma in childhood asap to prevent other conditions such as substance abuse, mental health issues etc developing.
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A doctors opinion on childhood abuse and how tre can help treat the often undiagnosed ptsd

Posted by LP User on Thursday, August 14, 2014, In : trauma therapy 
What role does childhood trauma have in our behavior and resiliency? What is a disruptive, disobedient child trying to tell us? Important message to look at the cause and start healing from there. TRE is very effective in addressing trauma and releasing it from the tissues of the body. Dr Ross speaks to helpers & inmates of Ironwood State Prison & explains how childhood trauma manifests in the future life of the victim.

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Dr Gabor Mate talks about addiction and power

Posted by LP User on Monday, March 3, 2014, In : addiction treatment 
"Any behavior that gives you temporary relief/ pleasure which causes consequences, but you cant give it up"

Some peoples' brain are more susceptible to liking dopamine (the chemical that is produced after most substances are induced)?
What has happened to these peoples brains (in childhood)?

It is imperative to look at the past environmental factors to understand this: stress, abuse, neglect, emptiness, loss, trauma... brings about the "hook" of dopamine.

People in power often are empty, trau...
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experts brief summary on trauma treatment

Posted by LP User on Monday, February 10, 2014, In : trauma therapy

Basically the event(s) are not important as is the need for bodily release. ie you do not have to talk through your traumas there are other ways....somatic release.
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No talking, no trying, just releasing- TRE

Posted by LP User on Thursday, August 29, 2013, In : TRE 

Even if you havent been through direct trauma, vacarious trauma can be just as difficult. TRE heals all types of traumas.
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Neurofeedback - how it works

Posted by LP User on Saturday, July 13, 2013, In : trauma therapy

"If you're looking for a treatment that has proven trauma application, and would like a rest from talking about what's happened in the past, neurofeedback may be a terrific option for you" (quote from the article)
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What if everyone knew how to heal trauma?

Posted by LP User on Saturday, July 6, 2013, In : trauma therapy

Healing trauma / addiction - this web page offers an podcast on SE- somatic experiencing and how it works... 
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The importance of staying up to date with trauma therapy:

Posted by LP User on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : trauma therapy

Find out more on these webinars... some of the top trauma professionals share their skills

Francine Shapiro, Bessel VD Kolk , Steven Porges, Pat Ogden, David Bercelli, Robert Scaer
Diane Fosha and more.....
Ron Siegels summarises these:
Safety, attachment- therapeutic relationship,the body is the road to trauma treatment, mindfulness
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Pre during and post war- the visual changes are interesting

Posted by LP User on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : trauma therapy

This photo series does not indicate if any therapy was done in the 8 months,  but even if just time passed with no therapeutic interventions, it looks as though the faces have changed! Trauma lives in the body, as is suggested often evident in pupil dilation, increased heart rate and blood pressure.
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Healing trauma and stress: Tsokinyo Rinpoche- loving kindness meditation in Nepal

Posted by LP User on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : trauma therapy
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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

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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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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Safe trauma therapy is essential

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : trauma therapy

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

This puts it very simply: find the "place of injury" and find the solution which is inate to all humans...
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The basics on TRE

Posted by LP User on Sunday, March 24, 2013, In : TRE
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Trauma counselling

Posted by LP User on Thursday, March 14, 2013,

Trauma comes in many forms and yet the therapeutic treatment is basically the same. Trauma is stored in the more primitive, old part of the brain where language does not exist, thus rational processing is impossible at this stage. Releasing the flight/ flight/ freeze chemicals first is often the best way to treat trauma. After this release through body work such as TRE or breathwork, the part of the brain in which understanding and language exists can be activated and trauma debriefing and ...

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Posted by LP User on Friday, February 8, 2013, In : Workshops 
I am running a 6 week workshop to explain how  stress/ trauma negatively effects your body. You will get to experience two body therapies (Breathwork and TRE: Tension/ Trauma Releasing Exercises) which will help to release your trauma and chronic tension. Both are immediately effective and self empowering. You will get to tell your story of how trauma has affected your life. In this way resolution will come about.

GROUP VENUE:  3 Prospect Hill Rd, Wynberg

START DAY:           Start Date to Be ...
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