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
Trust. It’s a simple five letter word. It’s meaning is clear and employed the world over. There is no grey when it comes to trust. It’s as black and white as words come. Then why is it such a tough word for children impacted by developmental trauma to comprehend? All relationships begin with trust. … Continue reading Trauma vs. Trust: Who dares win?
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?