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Childhood Trauma: Dissociation in cPTSD

Childhood Trauma: Dissociation in cPTSD – What You Need to Know I. Introduction  Dissociation in cPTSD is a complex issue requiring much attention and understanding. It involves separating the individual from parts of his or her perception, thoughts and memories due to childhood trauma. cPTSD, short for complex post-traumatic stress syndrome, is a severe form …

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Childhood trauma: cPTSD in relationships

Childhood Trauma: cPTSD – Understanding and Supporting Your Partner on the Road to Healing Understand your loved one better and support him on his road to recovery: If your partner suffers from complex post-traumatic stress disorder (cPTSD), living together can be emotionally challenging. But it’s important to know that you can support him on his …

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Childhood trauma – forms: These are the most important cPTSD symptoms

Childhood trauma – cPTSD Symptoms Childhood trauma (cPTSD) due to abuse and neglect leads to manifold upsets in various areas, especially in controlling emotions, self-perception, sexuality or the shaping of relationships. In addition, there are changes in self-perception, personal values, and beliefs within the framework of a so-called trauma identity. List of the most common …

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Year in review: Being alive is a wonderful gift

The year is drawing to a close — time for a review of the year and a look ahead. If I’m not certain how long I will live, I want to do everything I can to be in tune with my values.  When people need help to survive, I want to help as many people …

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Childhood trauma forms: unwanted children and their reactions

Childhood trauma forms: when children learn that they are not wanted Children are completely dependent on the people around them. If a child must learn that it is not wanted by parents or primary caretakers, it cannot interpret that situation as abusive. In a child’s world, people cannot be bad and evil at the same …

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Childhood trauma reactions – what happens in the brain during extreme fear

Childhood trauma responses: Neurobiology To understand what childhood trauma reactions do in the brain, we need to understand what trauma is in the first place. For example, subjective conditions must also be distinguished in addition to objective conditions. A situation is objectively traumatic if the event caused extreme stress for most people, an armed robbery, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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