What about developmental trauma?

What about developmental trauma?

It is estimated that 95% of the thoughts we have each day are the same thoughts we had yesterday. This means that most of our thoughts are not helpful, tend to be habitual, and are not part of our conscious awareness and that may even be harmful.  Do you ever feel...
CPTSD & The Inner Critic

CPTSD & The Inner Critic

The inner critic is a well-known concept in psychology, referring to the part of the psyche that judges and criticizes our behavior. One might think of this as a form of radar, and while there may be many things showing up on the radar system, not everything is of...
Loving Them Is Not Enough Review

Loving Them Is Not Enough Review

I recently watched Loving Them Is Not Enough, a three part video series led by Crystal Krueger, LMFT, CCTS-F that is aimed at helping foster parents to care for children that have been through trauma. While this series may have been designed for foster parents though,...
Don’t Wait, Don’t Rush

Don’t Wait, Don’t Rush

Don’t Wait, Don’t Rush Trauma Informed Parenting Making Space to Heal There’s the adopted child who comes to the parent and asks about his before life; the foster child who is anxious to talk about her feelings. Then, there are those who say nothing...
The Care and Feeding of a Child’s Brain

The Care and Feeding of a Child’s Brain

Recently speaking to a number of therapists in the southern part of Arizona gathered together for training on the neurobiology of trauma, the question was asked why one needs to understand so much about the brain and it’s functioning in order to be a more...