Trauma

Understanding and Healing Relationship Trauma

Understanding and Healing Relationship Trauma

Human beings are wired for connection and safety within relationships. When these needs are dismissed, ignored or we experience physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse within the very relationships that are supposed to bring us a sense of security and joy, our whole...

Yoga for PTSD 

Yoga for PTSD 

I’ll never forget my first yoga class. I was a stressed out and harried grad student and decided to go for it despite considering myself highly uncoordinated and inflexible – the class was offered as a part of my school’s gym membership, so what did I have to...

Healing Trauma: The Mind Body Connection

Healing Trauma: The Mind Body Connection

Our bodies are deeply intelligent and geared for survival. In moments of crisis, this can help us to run, fight back, freeze or even check out completely. These are strategies of survival that are very adaptive when there is a real threat present. They allow us to...

What is Trauma?

What is Trauma?

What comes to mind when you hear the word “trauma?” Until fairly recently, most people thought of trauma as the exception rather than the rule. Trauma was thought to be tied to terrible events that happen to folks unlucky enough to experience them.  In the past...