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Healing From Trauma

Unleash Your Joy

Reba Linker | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Reba Linker

So I've been thinking a lot about what 'unleash your joy' means. Here's what I've come up with...

Chicks Unhitched: Why You Should Consider Leaving Home to Heal From Divorce

Natalie Gregg | Posted 10.26.2016 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

My initial trek from Dallas to the Smoky Mountains last year was to explore options to help my divorce clients find retreat centers where they could heal. This time, my sole mission for taking a week off of my busy, divorce litigation schedule was to heal -- from my own divorce.

6 Reasons To Reveal Childhood Sexual Abuse

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.15.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

There are some stories I hear as a therapist I would never repeat. Not only because of confidentiality. Because I don't want someone else, who has not been listening and learning for 20 years, to have to cope with the horror of how parents can abuse their children.

The Only Way To Heal After Someone Has Hurt You

OWN | Posted 12.17.2014 | OWN

Anyone who has suffered a wrong at the hands of someone else -- be it a life-altering betrayal by a trusted person or a critical remark that seems stu...

Lasting Impressions

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lillie Leonardi

In the days following my revelation, I allowed myself to grieve and forgive. By doing so, the lasting impressions that once haunted me lost their hold on my heart, my mind and my soul.

Connected by Catastrophe

Craig Ing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

Why don't we go out of our way, disrupt our daily routines, and demonstrate compassion more frequently? What is it that makes it so difficult?

The Boston Bombings: Coping With Trauma

John Tsilimparis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Emotional and psychological trauma is the direct result of very unusually stressful events that tend to fracture our sense of safety and security. These events, like the tragic bombings in Boston this week, leave us feeling vulnerable and scared.

Heroes Run Together

Julia McGovern | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Julia McGovern

Let us stay united. Because next year the cheers will be louder. Next year even more of the world's everyday heroes will come together to overcome those 26.2 miles. And together we can overcome this tragedy.

What Do We Do Now?

Lynn Cluess Manzione | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn Cluess Manzione

We need to counter these horrific acts with examples of the opposite. For years I have been saying we are offering ugliness to our children in the name of entertainment and it is going to take its toll.

A 'How-To' Guide For Healing From Trauma

Lisa Arends | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arends

Restoration after a sudden trauma is not easy, but it is possible. In fact, you can even learn how to surf your tsunami, moving through it with skill and grace.

The Sickness That Affects So Many

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Sexual abuse is a betrayal of a relationship that was once trustworthy. And real healing can only take place in the context of a relationship that is again safe, understanding, and trustworthy.

Respond to Your Aurora Grief and Trauma

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

Grief and trauma are as real as our emotional and physical responses to it. Be present to the surprising waves and complexity of your responses. Be tender and compassionate with yourself and others. Become part of the triumph of goodness and hope.