Complex Trauma Category

From Trauma to Recovery: Restorative Justice

Restorative justice (RJ) is a way of doing justice following an offense that is primarily oriented towards repairing individual, relational, and social harm. This study examined how RJ processes, conducted following intrafamilial sexual abuse, helped restore the family relationship, and assessed their contribution to the healing and recovery of the victims and the family system.  […]

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Stress disorders

Stress disorders Main articles: Post-traumatic stress disorder and Complex post-traumatic stress disorder All psychological traumas originate from stress, a physiological response to an unpleasant stimulus.[19] Long-term stress increases the risk of poor mental health and mental disorders, which can be attributed to secretion of glucocorticoids for a long period of time. Such prolonged exposure causes many physiological dysfunctions such […]

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How Master Manipulators View Adult Relationships

Master manipulators are Machiavellian personalities (“High Machs,” as explained in this post).  They are scheming and deceitful by nature.  If you are in a relationship with one, you will ride the roller coaster of love to Hell and back.  Both your strengths and weaknesses will be used against you.  You will be falsely accused.  Your feelings of jealously […]

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On Neglect

For individuals who have endured ‘invisible’ childhood traumas of chronic misattunement,deprivation or neglect, but do not yet have the perspective to identify or label them assuch, these templates assume additional damaging power as they become deeplythreaded into the fibers of personality with little or no awareness of their historic orrelational roots. These emotional and behavioral […]

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Post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur following a traumatic event. It is characterised by symptoms of re‐experiencing the trauma (in the form of nightmares, flashbacks and distressing thoughts), avoiding reminders of the traumatic event, negative alterations in thoughts and mood, and symptoms of hyper‐arousal (feeling on edge, being easily startled, feeling angry, having difficulties sleeping, […]

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Psychological therapies for chronic post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults

Randomised controlled trials of individual trauma‐focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TFCBT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), non‐trauma‐focused CBT (non‐TFCBT), other therapies (supportive therapy, non‐directive counselling, psychodynamic therapy and present‐centred therapy), group TFCBT, or group non‐TFCBT, compared to one another or to a waitlist or usual care group for the treatment of chronic PTSD. The primary […]

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Evolving values

Personality means “the evolving values, beliefs, traits, reflexes, talents, and limitations that make every person unique.”

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WHAT IS EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed […]

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The Inner World of Trauma

Donald opened with a poem by Emily Dickinson There is a pain – so utter – It swallows substance up – Then covers the Abyss with Trance – So Memory can step Around – across – upon it – As one within a Swoon – Goes safely – where an open eye – Would drop […]

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