Caregivers often first discover their child is having problems with anger when they get sent home from school or a teacher makes contact about aggressive behaviours. In some cases, defiance presents in the home, perhaps in the form of tantrums or refusing to do simple tasks requested by parents. In many cases, the child doesn’t … Continue reading Pat Ogden: Dealing with angry children
One of the challenges of living with a child who has experienced attachment trauma is the propensity to overload the nervous system. It is so easy for them (and ourselves) to move out of what Dan Siegel calls the "window of tolerance." And when that happens, it is common to either shut down or deal … Continue reading 12 tips for dealing with anxiety
What is your response to anger: to fear it, avoid it, or express it in destructive ways that you later come to regret? Let’s face it, few of us have learnt how to have a healthy relationship with anger. (c) Pixar What is anger and its function? From an evolutionary standpoint, the role of anger … Continue reading Hello anger? Can we talk?
Every one of us is born with an extraordinary mind. To an extent, confidence is hardwired into us from the start. But external factors play a huge role in shaping our feelings of self worth. Therapist, Marisa Peer, tells us we alone are responsible for our own happiness; we can't give that job to someone … Continue reading Hello mind? Can we start over?
For many people who have journeyed through complex trauma or PTSD, the final part of the recovery is usually spiritual. Donna Eden is the founder of Eden Energy Medicine and travels the world teaching people how to heal their energy systems; to restore natural energies that have become weakened, out of balance or blocked. This is … Continue reading Using energy medicine to heal trauma
Dr. Bruce Perry is well-known for his foundational work on the potentially lasting devastation trauma can cause in the lives of young children and how “states become traits.” In other words, we all carry learnings and beliefs that are built upon our experiences. And we alone are responsible for these. Energy teacher, Jeffrey Allen, says … Continue reading Are you a thermometer or thermostat?
Why do you wake up in the morning? What energizes you to come out of bed and start the day? Or, what do you do in the morning after you wake up to put yourself in a positive mood to start the day? Many people have a difficult time waking up in the morning. Usually … Continue reading Sleep: A little death