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Trauma Tips #11: Feeling Safe When Trauma Hits

Trauma Tips #11: Feeling Safe When Trauma Hits

Many of us seem to have anxious feelings running through our bodies at the most undetermined time. Have you ever wondered where it comes from? Could it be your inner fire alarm, running in the background and ringing throughout your body? Perhaps the greatest stress you will ever face is the thought that you can’t protect yourself from life itself.

Let’s lay the foundation and explain how trauma is related to addiction. I will start today’s podcast by explaining what I mean by substance use disorders and behavioral addictions.

Trauma Tips #10: Trauma and Addictive Behaviors

Trauma Tips #10: Trauma and Addictive Behaviors

As discussed in previous podcasts, traumatic events can lead to unhealthy patterns of thinking. In turn, these patterns can manifest as substance addictions and other negative ways of coping, such as behavioral addictions, with the traumatic residue.

Let’s lay the foundation and explain how trauma is related to addiction. I will start today’s podcast by explaining what I mean by substance use disorders and behavioral addictions.

Trauma Tips #9: Body Image and Self-Harm

Trauma Tips #9: Body Image and Self-Harm

Today we are going to talk about negative body image and self-harm.

Issues about body image are more common than you might think. They seem to be due to the constant comparison we force on ourselves and our desire to be seen as perfect. This idea seems to be perpetuated by the media, our peers, and of course, by the beliefs we have created around ourselves and the world we grew up in.

Trauma Tips #10: Trauma and Addictive Behaviors

Trauma Tips #8: How To Support Someone Going Through Trauma

Knowing how to talk to someone who is going through trauma can be intimidating. But taking the time to do so will make a large impact in their healing. Today we are going to talk about how to listen with our whole beings.

Although we can easily agree that the ability to listen is important, listening involves more than hearing. What does listening with our whole being even mean?