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7 Skills That Make Trauma Therapists Different

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Have you (or someone you know) ever had a therapist who specialized in trauma therapy? Have you heard about trauma therapists or know someone who is knowledgeable about their background and professional qualifications? If not, don't feel bad. So many people struggle with the idea of a trauma therapist and do not know why trauma therapists are different from other therapists. In fact, it wasn't until I obtained...
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10 Answers To Give Meaning To Your Thanksgiving

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How do you feel around this time of year? Are you irritable, resistant, and uncomfortable? Are you joyous, pleasant, or at peace? For many of us, Thanksgiving is a holiday that either brings you joy and happiness or agitation and unhappiness. Thanksgiving is the type of holiday that can truly depress you and make you anxious. The challenges of family gatherings, getting along with disliked...
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8 Ways To Overcome Post-Election Depression

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How are you feeling 8 days following the shocking and emotionally draining election? Are you encouraged? Are you discouraged? Are you feeling like the future is uncertain? If so, you are not alone. Join the millions of protesters who feel their future, and the future of their children, are at stake. It's amazing just how emotionally draining this election has been. Every 4 years the nation goes through...
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10 Traumatizing Life Circumstances We Overlook

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What do you know about trauma? Have you (or someone you know) experienced a traumatizing situation? If so, you are not alone. Trauma affects about 26% of the child US population. About 60% of adults report experiencing trauma in some form as a child. When speaking with families who have experienced trauma, I often explain trauma to be an event or circumstance...
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Part 2: Getting Through to Delusional Beliefs

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Last week I discussed ways to communicate with someone who displays delusional beliefs. This week I would like to discuss the types of delusions that can be experienced. It is important for me to mention that not all delusions will be bizarre and odd (, out of the ordinary and obviously absurd). Some delusions (firmly held beliefs despite evidence to the contrary) are very realistic and can...
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