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The Balance of Wise Mind
The Balance of Wise Mind

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) uses the concept of a reasonable, emotional and wise mind to describe a person's thoughts and behaviors. The reasonable mind is driven by logic, the emotional mind is driven by feelings and the wise mind is a middle-ground between...

Mindfulness: Living in the Moment
Mindfulness: Living in the Moment

Modern mindfulness is the brainchild of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, an American professor emeritus of medicine. He defines it as: the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment...

Healing from Complex Trauma
Healing from Complex Trauma

For many people on their journey to recovery, as they learn about complex trauma, and consider their own childhood, they begin to recognize that a version of this may have happened to them.    If complex trauma is not addressed, it will continue to influence your...

Coping with Complex Trauma
Coping with Complex Trauma

As research on complex trauma continues, we are beginning to learn more about what happens to a child that grows up feeling in danger, pain or constantly unsafe. We talk about the ways this can happen in our last post, Dealing with Complex Trauma. One thing we know...

PTSD: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
PTSD: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)

Research in the fields of medicine, psychology, neuroscience, and psychotherapy has linked exposure to acute traumatic events and negative childhood experiences to the development of disorders. Research shows that in about 90% of cases of addiction, some form of...

Self-Compassion
Self-Compassion

Self-compassion means to act kind towards yourself when you are having a difficult time. Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for your shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal struggles. Most...

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