attachment trauma

When Mother’s Day Stings: Support for ACONs (Part 2)


ACON= acronym for Adult Child of a Narcissistic (Caregiver/Parent)


*Part 1 of this series can be found here.

As mentioned in my prior article in this series, not all women with a PMAD (perinatal mood/anxiety disorder) have a relational abuse history. Some do. And PMADs happen for a variety of reasons, some biochemical. For a new mom with a PMAD (Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorder) who also has a history of narcissistic abuse (either in family-of-origin or in a romantic or work relationship), I will...

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Raising Boys in the Era of Trump, #MeToo, and School Shootings: Part 4

Man up. What a cleverly disguised way to say shut up. Shut up, or fight back, or you deserved what you got." -Riley Redgate, Noteworthy

*This blog article is Part 4 in a Series: 1, 2, 3.

On Toxic Masculinity: How We Can Help Crack the "Boy Code" and Help Our Sons Be Whole 

How often do you hear coaches and parents yelling at their sons on the sidelines of sports games to "man up!" or "shake it off!" or "don't be a wimp!," no...

attachment trauma

EMDR and Birth Trauma

"After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment." Judith Herman

Trauma-informed clinicians know that EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) works for clients in the aftermath of single incident...

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