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 …

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 …

Shadow Work

In Helpful Stuff, Self-Compassion, Trauma by christine

Shadow Work In psychology terms, the term “shadow” is used to describe the parts within all of us that we may try to hide, suppress or deny. It was originally …

The Myth of Catharsis

In Latest Research, Trauma by christine

The Myth of Catharsis The term catharsis comes from the Ancient Greek word katharsis, which means purification/cleansing through the purging of emotions or the relieving of emotional tensions. The grandfather …

BLACK SHEEP

In Culture, Family & Couples, Helpful Stuff, Trauma by christine

BLACK SHEEP The “black sheep” is a common idiom used to describe someone who is considered disreputable or a disgrace in any group (such as communities, schools workplaces, or religious …

To Forgive or Not to Forgive?

In Helpful Stuff, Trauma by christine

To Forgive or Not to Forgive? Forgiveness is often touted as a necessary requirement to healing.  It is included in most religions, is frequently a key component in trauma and …