Arizona Trauma Institute

October 2, 2019

What Is Forward-Facing® Anyway?

What comes up when you hear the term “Forward-Facing®”? A quick Google search shows us that the most common perception of “forward-facing” is an option for installing a car seat.  But Forward-Facing® is different; it is both a concept and a way of life that is transforming thousands of lives, […]
September 25, 2019

DBT Skills for Trauma and Attachment Starved Clients

Dejaye Botkin is joining our team at Arizona Trauma Institute and Trauma Institute International teaching a course called DBT Skills for Trauma and Attachment Starved Clients. Over the past 20 years working in the field of co-occurring disorders, Dejaye has recognized that all of the clients she has worked with […]
August 26, 2019

Stop Leaning, Start Rowing

Speaking the truth in love sometimes means saying nothing. In other words, let your actions do the talking, and learn to learn from those who acted before you. The experiences that come from making your own discovery go much further in remapping your brain and retraining your body than getting […]
August 19, 2019

Pedestals and Bluffs, Unnecessary Parenting Risks

Pedestals and Bluffs, Unnecessary Parenting Risks Parenting in general is a practice of humility. The family benefits most when the parent or parents remember the message does not originate with them, but emanates from an elevated source. If parents believe it is up to them to devise and develop a […]
August 12, 2019

Resilience: Just what is needed?

In this era of toxic stress, trauma, and over-worked threat response systems what do you imagine is most needed? Here’s my argument for resilience, and by this I don’t mean makeovers and body augmentations. No image managing here. So, what is resilience? Resilience is not about ethical or moral dilemmas, […]
July 31, 2019

Change Isn’t Enough, I Must Mature

Don’t ask what you want from life. Ask what life wants from you (Viktor Frankl). There are several areas of life that one can grow and mature, but one that is often ignored is perceptual maturation. Long before I’m aware of others, I’m aware of me. How I perceive me […]