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Meditation

Why Caution May be Needed When Meditating

Meditation can be a great tool used for calming us down, allowing us to think more clearly, boost our immune system, and can also be helpful as a tool for a wide range of psychological problems. However, as survivors of trauma, we need to make sure we approach meditation with caution, as without guidance from professionals, meditation can be more stressful than supportive.

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Eating Disorder

The Link Between Trauma and Eating Disorders

Surprising as it may seem, eating disorders are generally not just about dysfunctional or irregular eating habits. In actual fact, often eating disorders aren’t even about food. Understanding the root cause of eating disorders is imperative in order to create an effective, sustainable treatment plan for clients. In many cases, the root cause of an eating disorder will be some form of unresolved, misdiagnosed or untreated trauma.

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Using Yoga in Trauma and PTSD Treatment

The importance of the connection between the body and the mind is something that has been understood for many, many years within Eastern traditions, and more recently the Western world has also been taking an interest in some of the wisdom from the east.

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The Fastest Way to Heal Trauma is Slowly

There is often the idea that when treating clients we should help them process their negative emotions. Believing that only by ridding them of these will space be created for new, more positive feelings to gather. However, there is no immediate cure that will take the pain away but by moving forward incredibly slowly, they will begin to find their own sources of hope and motivation in their daily lives and routines that will enable them to keep going.

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The Body’s Fight or Flight Response

The body responds to threat using a response called fight-or-flight. This is also known as the acute stress response. This terminology describes the body’s physiological reaction to something that is extremely physically or mentally frightening.

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