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Could people who experience PTSD hold a potential key to relief right in the palm of their hand? I’m talking about a smartphone app that could help reduce symptoms of PTSD. Back in 2011, the U.S. Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD developed the app, PTSD Coach, to help veterans suffering from posttraumatic symptoms. Since […]
Could Thanksgiving be the best night’s sleep you’ll get all year? According to research, the answer might be yes . . . . . . but it isn’t because of the turkey. You see, a pioneering study from 2009 looked at whether another Thanksgiving staple could have sleep benefits. I’m talking about gratitude. Alex Wood, […]
After trauma, it can seem like the lower brain – the parts responsible for our emotional reactions and our defense system – has been severed from the upper thinking brain. This can leave clients feeling the heat of their emotions, but without insight or cognitive reflection. So when we think about treating trauma, our clinical […]
When someone experiences trauma, its physical and emotional effects can sometimes impact their children – and this can begin in utero. You see, during times of stress, the body releases cortisol – and as you know, that’s one of the ways our body helps us cope with physically or emotionally difficult situations. But when trauma […]