I have been quiet these days online. I have been watching and listening and I have been quiet. What do I say as a trauma specialist who has worked with hundreds of women and men who have survived sexual assault? What do I say as a person who has also been assaulted and spent my … Continue reading Being with Helplessness
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! YOU ONLY HAVE TO EXPLORE WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN NOW! REPEAT. Often this time of year I have many eighth graders and juniors/seniors in high school come into my … Continue reading A Note for Teens on their Future
What Survivors of Assault Need This Election Season
Anxiety and stress rates among children are rising. There are many contributing factors to this sad fact, including: Not enough free and recreation time for open play and movement, A cultural hyper-focus on achievement, Over-exposure to media, Modern diet, Lack of sleep, Genetics, Family dynamics and lack of quality time or stress from over-worked parents, Traumatic … Continue reading Three Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Stress and Anxiety
A common call that I receive as a therapist is from parents with children who are acting out either through tantrums, defiance, or paralyzed from worry and anxiety. Typically there will be a quality of immediacy to the call and often something becomes blatantly obvious in the equation of the struggle. Let's see if … Continue reading Are You in a Modern Day Busy Trap with your Children?