BOOK REVIEW

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

In The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, van der Kolk combines his experience with his clients with recent and evolving scientific studies into a single resource for anyone working with trauma survivors. This is a must read for anyone who is eager to heal from their trauma, which could be from one event (like PTSD) or continual trauma (like Complex PTSD).

PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS, UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS

Parenting with ‘Legitimate’ Triggers

My children were triggering me to no end. How can it be an over-reaction when, very logically and rationally of course, I was right!?

STORYTELLING, UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS

I Hear You, Panic Attack, I’m Listening

Somehow, I ended up with a blinding fear of criticism about my judgment and decision-making abilities.

BOOK REVIEW, FOCUS ON YOU, UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS

Complex PTSD by Pete Walker

A wonderful book that describes CPTSD and how to heal from its devastating effects on daily life.