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Keep 'Em Talking

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 09.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

This dialogue is encouraged as the brain observes internal sensations. Such a relationship arouses instinct, an unbridled imagination and an undomesticated intuition. All of which contribute to a unique individual living an inspired life.

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Transforms Lives: An Interview With Hala Khouri

Omega Institute | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Omega Institute

Hala Khouri explains how combining yoga's ancient wisdom with a modern psychobiological understanding of trauma can help people heal. Omega: How do...

What 'Harry Potter' Taught Me About Trauma

The Establishment | Posted 01.09.2017 | Home
The Establishment

I not only didn't have to follow a template or measurement of my brain's responses in comparison to the people (Muggles) around me, I also got to satisfy the child-like part of myself that was raised to believe that parentless people (or kids with serious PTSD) could be heroic.

Yearning for the Angry Father: Donald Trump

Volney Gay | Posted 12.13.2016 | Religion
Volney Gay

As the world knows, ISIS leaders and those whom they inspire carry out atrocities with much dedication. They create three distinct mental states: terr...

Processing Paris

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
Shannon Cutts

In the wake of the shock of Paris, I had allowed myself to adopt and believe what I now realize is a lie I've been telling myself - that this is the best we, the world, which includes me personally, can do, and there is no way it can or will ever get better.

'Disappeared David' -- Trauma and Dissociation

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 10.03.2016 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

I was helping my mother clean closets. The closets in my parents' bedroom had built in cabinets, way, way up high for long-term storage. For some re...

Anxiety in Children: Don't Look the Other Way

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 08.24.2016 | Parents
Elisabeth Corey

Anxiety doesn't show up like we think. In children, they may have panic attacks, but they may experience more subtle responses. Here are some examples of reactions I have seen in my own children.

Weird Things Happen When You Stare Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.24.2015 | Science

Staring into someone's eyes for as little as 10 seconds can be an intense experience of connection, or one of discomfort. So what happens when you lo...

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable opi...