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Split-Sheet Exercise for Helping You Stay Calm Instead of Triggered

Looking for a way to get your PTSD triggers to stop? In this post, I’m going to teach you something that I’ve developed called The Split Sheet Exercise that will help you do just that. When you’re feeling triggered – when you’re feeling afraid – especially when you’re looking forward to a situation and feeling …

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Addressing The Rumor That CPTSD Cannot Be Healed (Part 2)

If you saw my last post addressing the rumor that trauma can’t be healed, you already know that I covered the problems faced by therapists and therapists-in-training when it comes to finding and sharing effective tools for healing trauma for themselves and for their clients. Today, I’m going to suggest that healing can and does …

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Addressing The Rumor The CPTSD Cannot Be Healed

Since establishing the Center for Healthy Relationships in 2001, I notice that no matter what problem individuals and couples come to solve, the obstacle obscured by obvious complaints most consistently is trauma. Childhood trauma continues in a tireless trend, sabotaging safety and security for individuals and couples by overshadowing objectively safe and potentially healthy relationships …

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How To Talk To Yourself to Improve Your Relationship Choices

For someone who has survived childhood trauma, developing healthy relationships is no small task. “Scripts” in the trauma brain provide templates for ongoing overwhelm when it comes to choosing a healthy partner, initiating insightful interactions when conflicts happen and attracting affirming actions from a partner rather than accepting continuing abusive treatment. Is there an answer …

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Which Type of The 2 Types of High Achiever Are You?

Did you know that there are two basic types of high achievers? High achievers typically share common behavior patterns. But when it comes to these two types, it’s the quirks that separate them. Let me explain. Both types of go-getters are action-oriented. They both focus on consistently getting things done. Both types focus on the …

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