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Overcoming Trauma

Lisa D'Amato Shares Her Personal Story: Abuse and Trauma Build Character and You Can Break the Cycle

Heather Martin | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

We can all use a bit of Lisa's courage, boldness and empowerment (yes, even men). Or as she said best, "Live with a vengeance! Embrace the weirdness and rise above it all!" Oh yes, Lisa, I intend to!

The Trauma That Will Succeed the Tornadoes

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

After rescue efforts are exhausted and the recovery phase of a disaster begins, what might traumatic disorders look like in you or a loved one in the aftermath of the destruction?

Part II: Trauma Training Should Be Mandatory for Yoga Teachers

Margaret Howard | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Margaret Howard

Yoga teachers can go a long way toward taking care of their students by avoiding triggering traumatic responses in those students have traumatic injuries. And you should, as part of responsible, ethical teaching practice.

Reclaiming Joy

Dearbhla Kelly | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dearbhla Kelly

Practicing yoga has changed me, made me calmer, less anxious, more equanimous. It's given me a physiological way to deal with trauma that was otherwise unavailable to me, and as a teacher, I now have some tools that I can share with others who've experienced trauma.

To Fear or Not to Fear After the Boston Marathon Bombing

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

Aurora, Tuscon, Newtown, and now Boston. In light of so many terrorizing incidences, from a psychological standpoint, it's normal -- and healthy -- to feel fear.

Terror Management Theory and the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Americans all feel closer to the city of Boston. Even Yankees fans can put aside their rivalry in the face of tragedy. Why do we feel closer to others in times of crisis? There is a prominent framework in social psychology called "terror management theory" that helps us to understand this behavior.

Can Resilience Be Learned?

Alex Lickerman, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Lickerman, M.D.

An undefeated mind isn't one that never feels discouraged or despairing; it's one that continues on in spite of it.

My Body Is at my Desk, My Mind Is in CT

Rachel Blaufeld | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Rachel Blaufeld

For a period of time, we forgot about online predators and scary people lurking around the mall, and instead re-evaluated that the one place where we send our kids to learn, socialize and grow up is not without risk.

Bad Things Happen To Good People, But Is It Our Fault?

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

It seems to be the case that nature doesn't discriminate between good and bad, the faithful and the faithless, the criminals and the saints. Otherwise, why do bad things happen to good people?