Treating Trauma in 100 Countries

Now that we’ve wrapped up the program, I’d like to take a moment to thank you for tuning in. 38,961 practitioners joined us for one or more sessions of the Treating Trauma Master Series. We believe the work you do with people who’ve experienced trauma is so important. That’s why we made it our mission…

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How Limbic System Therapy Can Help Resolve Trauma

When we’re working with clients who have experienced trauma, targeting the limbic system can make our interventions more effective. But what exactly is limbic system therapy, and why is it so useful in treating trauma? In the video below, Bessel van der Kolk, MD answers these questions and explains why he uses this kind of…

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How to Help Your Clients Understand Their Window of Tolerance [Infographic]

Our clients are best able to cope with stressors and triggers when they’re operating within their window of tolerance. But a traumatic experience can narrow our clients’ window of tolerance, leading to states of either hyper- or hypo-arousal. So we created this infographic as a tool you can share with your clients. It can help…

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How to Help a Client Come Back into Their Window of Tolerance

The window of tolerance is such an important concept when we’re working with trauma and dysregulation. For clients who have experienced trauma, that window often becomes quite narrow. They may space out and dissociate, or get too angry or anxious to focus. Or, they might fluctuate between hyper- and hypo-arousal. When they’re too far outside…

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How Trauma Can Impact Four Types of Memory [Infographic]

Trauma can have a profound impact on a person’s memory . . . . . . and traumatic memory can affect not only the brain, but also the body and nervous system as well. But conceptualizing how trauma can impact the different types of memory can be challenging, so we created a free tool for…

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PTSD and Emotional Trauma Affects Partners of Veterans, Too

Caring for someone with PTSD can sometimes lead to secondary trauma. And researchers at the University of Utah wondered just how bad that secondary trauma could be. While completing her graduate studies, Catherine Caska Wallace, PhD and her research team studied two groups of male veterans, along with their female partners. In 32 couples, the…

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