The Body’s Adaptive Response to Trauma

The pain from trauma runs deep, and its impact lingers in both the brain and body. And so often, people who have experienced trauma are embarrassed by their body’s response to the event – the way it shut down on them when they needed protection most. But in the video below, Stephen Porges, PhD explains why that “shut down” may have been the most protective thing their body could have done. Take a look – it’s about 3 minutes. This video was taken from the Next Level Practitioner training program where members receive a daily video like this from one…

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Guilt vs. Shame

What are the differences between guilt and shame? And how could it help our clients to have a better understanding of those differences? We thought it could be useful for you to have a side-by-side comparison of these powerful emotions that you could share with your clients. Because understanding these differences could help our clients begin to dismantle their negative self-judgments. So we created this infographic. (Please feel free to make a copy to give to your clients.) Click the image to enlarge If you’d like to print a copy to share with your clients, just click here: Color or…

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