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Trauma-Informed Blog

Here you’ll find content that focuses on complex trauma research, as well as survivor stories & poetry, and featured articles from clinicians and thought leaders in the world of trauma recovery.

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CPTSD – the Thief of Time

There is no word to describe the feeling. I tried time after time to define this knot of emotions. It is a task that is beyond my ability. I cannot find a singular word that describes the feeling. I keep looking but, for the moment I carry this undefined weight with...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Line between Routine and Ruin

Your mother liked her figurines smallest to largest. Your friend chews food exactly 25 times before swallowing. Come to think of it, you do like your books stacked a certain way… We’ve all heard a phrase similar to “She’s OCD about her clothes” or “I’m real OCD about...
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Positive Childhood Experiences, Resiliency, and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Positive Childhood Experiences, Resiliency, and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

One might think of negative childhood experiences as intimately linked with complex trauma and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), and you would be correct. CPTSD is caused by a series or numerous traumas, usually in childhood, and can form in...

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Safety First: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Couples Who Want to End Abuse In Their Relationship

Safety First: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Couples Who Want to End Abuse In Their Relationship

If you and your partner want to pursue couples therapy, that’s commendable! There is so much hope and help available in therapy. What if you’re dealing with intimate partner abuse or violence (IPV)? Therapy for domestic violence requires a trauma-informed approach....

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Control As a Trauma Response: Knowing You Were Powerless Helps You Heal

Control As a Trauma Response: Knowing You Were Powerless Helps You Heal

After living through abuse, neglect, or violence, it’s normal to promise yourself you will never let that happen again. That promise seems to make sense. You need to feel safe, to find some sense of control. Otherwise, the danger and powerlessness you feel are too...

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What is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

“Complex PTSD comes in response to chronic traumatization over the course of months or, more often, years. This can include emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuses, domestic violence, living in a war zone, being held captive, human trafficking, and other organized rings of abuse, and more. While there are exceptional circumstances where adults develop C-PTSD, it is most often seen in those whose trauma occurred in childhood”. 

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