emotional trauma

christmas_tree, decoration, loneliness, einsamkeit

Loneliness – HOW-TO for coping with lonely holidays

Loneliness: Being alone is not loneliness For many people, the Christmas and New Year holidays are a time of celebration with the family. Christmas parties at work, baking biscuits during Advent, giving presents on Christmas Eve, family meals on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and numerous religious celebrations fill hearts with joy. However, when all …

Loneliness – HOW-TO for coping with lonely holidays Read More »

young child sitting in a garden looking skywards Kleinkind in einem Garten umgeben von Blumen mit dem Blick zum Himmel

Childhood Trauma: Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) – HOW TO

PMR: What is that? Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is used to reduce anxiety. The technique was introduced by the American doctor Edmund Jacobson in the 1930s. This technique alternates tension and relaxation of all the body’s important muscle groups. In this way, PMR gradually achieves a state of relaxation. With increasing practice, more and more …

Childhood Trauma: Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) – HOW TO Read More »

Childhood Trauma, Kindheitstrauma, Four F, Vier F, cPTSD

Childhood trauma: a son’s story of his father’s transformation from a violent criminal to a loving parent

Aeon features this story about a son honouring where his father’s turbulent life has taken them both. From violent criminal to loving parent, this video chronicles the father’s turbulent life and how he found a path to love through helping others, art and fatherhood. In Violator, the Los Angeles-based filmmaker Edward Robles chronicles the turbulent life …

Childhood trauma: a son’s story of his father’s transformation from a violent criminal to a loving parent Read More »

Childhood Trauma, Kindheitstrauma, Four F, Vier F, cPTSD

The ugly secrets of childhood trauma

Unfortunately, suffering through childhood trauma can have many faces. All faces of childhood trauma are equally ugly, as they hit vulnerable human beings when they cannot cope with poor parenting. Yet, not all of these faces are easily recognizable to trauma survivors and the environment. There are four forms of childhood trauma: physical (including sexual), …

The ugly secrets of childhood trauma Read More »