Sleep Hygiene

In Helpful Stuff by christine

Sleep Hygiene Have you ever heard someone diminish the importance of sleep with a quip such as “I’ll sleep when I am dead”? While the occasional night without optimal sleep …

Seven Types of Rest

In Helpful Stuff, Self-Compassion by christine

Seven Types of Rest to Consider When You are Feeling Depleted PHYSICAL. Allows the body to relax, repair, restore. Try adding an extra 30 minutes of sleep when you are …

Accepting Praise

In Helpful Stuff by christine

Accepting Praise How you see people is actually how you see yourself. What you think people think of you is actually what you think of yourself. Ever notice how you …

Strategies for Managing Flashbacks

In Helpful Stuff, Trauma by christine

Strategies for Managing Flashbacks ~Tell yourself “I am having a flashback” ~Center yourself: Centering focuses on your internal being “I am here”. Putting your hand on your chest can help …

Counter-Dependence

In Helpful Stuff, Self-Compassion, Trauma by christine

Counter-Dependence Most people are familiar with the term “co-dependency”. Co-dependency often presents as a caring individual supporting another individual to a detriment to both themselves and the person that they …

Neuroanatomy

In Helpful Stuff, Latest Research, Mood Disorders by christine

Neuroanatomy Many people trying to heal from trauma are incredibly hard on themselves regarding their suffering. Contrary to popular belief, trauma responses are neither cognitive or emotional responses (we cannot …

Reframing Anger

In Helpful Stuff, Self-Compassion by christine

Reframing Anger Many of us have been led to believe that anger is a bad thing; a “sin”, even. Instead of viewing anger as a bad thing, it is helpful …

Bend, not Break

In Helpful Stuff, Latest Research, Trauma by christine

Bend, not Break As evidenced by the research of esteemed neuroscientist Louis Cozolino, 90% of the present moment is defined by our past experiences. Fear receptors in our brains act …