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To (Radically) Accept or Not to Accept; That is the Question

Guest blog by Sarah VanMeter, LCSW If you’ve been alive for any length of time at all, you know that life is full of situations, people, and circumstances that you just don’t like. Every human being faces this. But how do you deal with it? You may find yourself falling into the trap of saying […]

Relapse in Addiction Recovery

Guest post by Karen Kuhlman, LSW, CADC Recovery from any kind of addiction often involves relapse. Addiction relapse is common whether it be substance use or process addictions, such as gaming or eating disorders. Relapses occur in almost every course of addiction treatment. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 85 percent of […]

What is Somatic Experiencing Therapy

  Have you experienced a traumatic event? Some people seem to easily overcome the impact of such an event, while others struggle to cope and are overwhelmed by the same situation. Their brain gets rewired to maladaptive physical and mental responses, and the body gets stuck in a constant stress response. Somatic Experiencing therapy addresses […]

How Tuning In to Your Body Can Make You More Resilient

guest post by Linda Graham, MFT   By balancing our physiology and nervous systems, body-based practices can help us through hard times. Stuff happens. Another car suddenly swerves into your lane on the freeway. You misplace your keys and wallet two minutes before you need to catch your bus to work. You shred the wrong […]

How to Embrace Change When Trauma Symptoms Feel so Familiar

Change can be challenging for anyone. However, for trauma survivors, it can be even harder. Especially when change feels uncomfortably familiar. It may seem easier in the moment to push change away, refusing to accept it. Yet, that robs you of the opportunity to overcome and make meaningful change. So, how do you embrace change […]