Traumatic Words

By |2020-01-12T21:16:29-07:00July 31st, 2017|Trauma|

TRAUMATIC WORDS I overheard a conversation in my gym the other day about how people take things too personally and how it might be easier if people could let go of things quicker. This brought up a mix of emotions from me as I believe there is truth to this and a sense of privilege. We all need to be able to find some humor and humility in our humanness, but we need to recognize how much privilege there is in having a safe enough life/existence to doing this. In working with clients who have experienced trauma and having experienced my own, I know we take things more personally than would be beneficial for us. Our active fight or flight systems are constantly alert [...]

Endings and Beginnings

By |2020-01-12T21:47:12-07:00January 7th, 2015|Anxiety, Trauma|

ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS It's 2015, the beginning of a new year!  For some of us we were happy to see the end of 2014 and for others, we go into the new year with trepidation for the unknown to come.  With this in mind I thought I'd write a bit on endings today.  For without endings, beginnings can't happen. The basic definition of 'ending' is an end or final part of something.  We often have difficulty ending things.  How many of you have known that a relationship needs to end, but can't communicate this with your partner.  Maybe you do something that will make them so angry that they end the relationship.  Or maybe you continue on because it is easier than ending [...]