Tag: Developmental Trauma

mental problems
Developmental Trauma

Why Mental Problems Seem Like Such a Mystery

It’s Not “Genetic” Popular culture likes to believe that mental problems are the result of bad genes or a person being a “bad seed.” Or ...
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Developmental Trauma

An Absence of Feeling is Pathological

It’s not “tough” to feel nothing Healthy relationships, a healthy body, and a joyful life require that you feel. An absence of feeling is no ...
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Developmental Trauma

Why Groups are Good for your Mental Health

To explain why group sessions are good for your mental health, I first need to tell you some basic things about your evolutionary history, your ...
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Child Behavior

How Can a Kid Kill?

With all the speculation out there right now about “mental health” and its relationship to mass shootings, I decided to answer the question, how can ...
Trauma and Mindfulness
Developmental Trauma

Trauma And Mindfulness: What Are They And Why Do We Keep Hearing About Them?

If you are looking for help with your emotions or behavior (and you’re searching the internet for insight) you’re probably seeing those words everywhere. They ...
What is Trauma
Anger Management

What Is Trauma?

When you think, “trauma,” I bet you picture the emergency room in a hospital. Head injuries, blood, stuff like that. While that is definitely trauma, ...

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