Fear is the Opposite of Love

Fear is the Opposite of Love

Understanding Our Physical Life As an holistic psychotherapist and healer, I believe that our existence is a blend of eternal spirit and temporary physical experience. Our spirit, although eternal, faces unique challenges when embodied in a physical form. One such...

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Grounding for PSTD and Trauma Symptoms

Grounding for PSTD and Trauma Symptoms

Grounding is a powerful tool in the trauma healing toolkit because it generally reduces states of activation, sometimes quickly and significantly. Experiencing an almost total reduction in activation just through grounding can be surprising, since grounding is very...

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Script for When You Have Been Triggered

Script for When You Have Been Triggered

Script for When You Have Been Triggered: Print this and keep with you, read the part in italics OUT LOUD: Talk to Your Body If you have become triggered, i.e., something has reminded you of a past traumatic event, or even if you have become anxious without a known...

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Grounding – the Four Paws Exercise

Grounding – the Four Paws Exercise

This exercise is excellent if you are out and about as you can do this unobtrusively by just sitting at a table or leaning against a wall or tree. Ground your Energy Using the Four Paws Exercise – Have both feet flat on the floor and deepen your breathing Gradually...

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Post-Traumatic Stress – A Brief Description by

Post-Traumatic Stress – A Brief Description by

PTSD is often associated with military veterans returning from war zones - however - PTSD often refers to one major traumatic incident so could be anything that traumatises someone eg a car accident or some other major or shocking incident. Complex PTSD refers to a...

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The Three Stages of Trauma Recovery

The Three Stages of Trauma Recovery

Adapted from Herman, 1992 If traumatic memory is worked with directly, it can contribute to re-living the trauma and further destabilization. Instead, the focus of recovery is on helping you create safety and stability, develop internal and external resources,...

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If You Have Become Triggered….

If You Have Become Triggered….

Talk to Your Body If you have become triggered, i.e. something has reminded you of a past traumatic event, or even if you have become anxious without a known reason, and your heart rate and breathing is rapid it is likely that your body is flooding with adrenalin, or...

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Dealing with Flashbacks:

Dealing with Flashbacks:

Tell yourself that you are having a flashback. Remind yourself that the worst is over. The feelings and sensations you are experiencing are memories of the past. Get Grounded. This means stamping your feet on the ground so that the child knows you have feet and can...

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