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Emotional Trauma

3 Steps to Understanding and Healing Trauma

Dania Vanessa Illescas | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dania Vanessa Illescas

All of us will face some form of trauma in our lives from accidents, bad experiences or choices, stress, etc. Sometimes, it is a bad memory that jumps out at us when we least expect it. Other times it could be mental or emotional distress that we may not understand or be able to name.

Overeating Is an Abandonment Issue: How to Heal it

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

I love to eat, and then eat. It's just the consequences I hate. What's a potato chip but a prelude to the whole bag? What's an M&M but a tease for ...

Living Passionately: 21 People Who Found Their Purpose -- And How You Can Too

Jim Luce | Posted 10.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Luce

In our hearts, we all wish for a life filled with meaning and purpose, but how many of us are meeting this goal? Life seems to continually throw obsta...

The Tragic and the Metaphysical

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

It is my view that the lamentable, endlessly recurring cycle of atrocity and counter-atrocity that has been so characteristic of human history derives significantly from the turning to metaphysical illusion in the effort to evade the traumatizing impact of human finitude.

Healing Touches: The Hug Theory

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lillie Leonardi

When I think about all of the medications I've taken and therapies I've undergone to try and abate the PTSD symptoms and ancillary illnesses, I am amazed at how the touch of a loved one seems to do more to help ease the emotional and physical pain than any other remedy.

She's So Trauma

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

The phrase "she's so drama" is used to needle someone who acts too "girly" by expressing more emotion than social conventions allow. But we might ask ourselves whether he (or "she") could be the victim of a social trauma, the trauma of being viewed, treated, and dismissed as "like a girl."

Addiction: Everybody Has a Beast

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

We decide how we want to live and we decide what we want from our lives. But that's only possible once we've made a conscious commitment to stop being human piñatas -- stop being victims -- and truly take responsibility for our lives.

5 Year-Old Hostage Victim "Unharmed"?

Michelle Renee | Posted 04.03.2013 | Media
Michelle Renee

Newscasters and reporters, do us a favor and remember that not all harm shows up in the form of an outer visible wound.

Trivializing the Trauma of Rape

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

As someone who has devoted more than two decades to the understanding and therapeutic approach to emotional trauma, I was absolutely appalled by Todd ...

The 5 Stages Of Grief, Addressed

Noah Kass | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

I believe strongly in the five stages of grief model, developed by the Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. It has proven to be applicable for many aspects of grief, including those involving the loss of a loved one.

Trauma Release For Enhanced Health And Happiness

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Hyla Cass, M.D.

Energy psychology is both a clinical and a self-help modality that combines psychological and physical processes for bringing about therapeutic change.

Trauma And The Hourglass Of Time

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

If you, or someone you care about, ever experience a traumatic loss, never think or utter the words, "You have to let it go and move on." Time does not heal the wounds of trauma.

What are the Wounds of War?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Support for American soldiers is strong, though I have heard from military personnel that there are still moments when war returnees are vilified as soldiers, their being mistaken for war itself.

A Cry for Help

Beth Feldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Feldman

The school's decision about whether to put my son in special education programming has nothing to do with education and everything to do with the bottom line.