Article: Modern Parenting May Hinder Brain Development

This is an interesting short article from ScienceBlog. This new research links certain early, nurturing parenting practices — the kind common in foraging hunter-gatherer societies — to specific, healthy emotional outcomes in adulthood,… Continue reading

Journal Excerpt: Taking responsibility for my recovery…

I wrote this during my stay in Hawaii, when I was really immersed in my clumsy recovery.  Trigger warning: this is a fairly sad and hopeless entry.  Coming back to it later and reading… Continue reading

Journal excerpt: Coming to terms with my condition…

I wrote this as I was learning more about Complex PTSD and coming to accept my illness.  This short journal entry helped me focus on my recovery with a sense of balance.  I… Continue reading

Free Webinar with Dr. Lisa Firestone

June 3: Is Your Attachment Style Shaping Your Life? FREE WEBINAR Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. June 3, 2014 – 11am-12pm PST Attachment refers the particular way in which you relate to other people.… Continue reading

Developmental Trauma is a Primer for Complex PTSD

I released the first chapter of Stoning Demons a few days ago.  In this release, I share my story and look at traumas experienced in childhood and the way they prime a person… Continue reading

Post-traumatic growth resources

As a follow up to my last post, I wanted to provide some links to research and resources for post-traumatic growth. From the psychology department at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus,… Continue reading

The transformational power of trauma

Moving past trauma requires a great deal of personal strength, the investment of time and love… and replenishing those reserves of hope that lie within us all. On my personal journey, I have sought… Continue reading

Paper: Accumulated Childhood Trauma and Symptom Complexity

I love when I find full scientific papers for free online! The Journal of Traumatic Stress has published a paper entitled, Accumulated Childhood Trauma and Symptom Complexity by John Briere [Department of Psychiatry… Continue reading

Book: Solume Solutions for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Book: Solume Solutions for Survivors of Sexual Abuse By Hannah Smith, Nathan Chowilawu-Eshe, Marvin King, Andee Bingham, Susan Carter, Renee Dietz, Bethany Heinesh and Kimberly Callis. No one should ever have to go… Continue reading

Article: Childhood trauma leaves its mark on the brain

Reblogged from ScienceBlog, 15 January 2013 It is well known that violent adults often have a history of childhood psychological trauma. Some of these individuals exhibit very real, physical alterations in a part… Continue reading

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