The Dangers of Survival Mode (pt 2)

In my previous post, I introduced how stress and fear impacts the brain and body. Sometimes the body’s recovery from trauma is truncated, and symptoms of post traumatic stress can result. When these symptoms persist beyond one month after the incident, an individual is considered to meet diagnostic criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). … More The Dangers of Survival Mode (pt 2)

Honor the Story

I have tried to convey this same message so many times to others in this field who work with adolescents affected by trauma. Athena said it so well. This is the essence of meeting a person where they are. Listen to their story. We cannot rewrite experience for others, but by joining with them, we … More Honor the Story