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Nothing Happened, So Why Am I Freaked Out?

The fact that “nothing happened” can cause a freak-out? Doesn’t make much sense does it? Something, some event, usually causes a freak-out, but not nothing. These “nothing happened” freak-outs are because “something should have happened and didn’t” . . . also known as neglect. Research shows that childhood neglect has a much bigger impact on us than the […]

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The Good News and the Bad News About Attachment

First the Bad News Dr. Mary Main and her associates at UC Berkeley have been conducting research since 1986 about how infants form their early attachments to their mothers during the first year of life. In her long-term follow-up studies with infants, she discovered that an infant’s attachment style at the age of 12 months predicts almost perfectly their attachment style for the […]

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Treating Symptoms vs. Healing Anxiety, Stress & Trauma

What’s the Difference? What I read about helping people with anxiety, stress and trauma focuses mostly on the treatment model. Treating symptoms of anxiety, stress and trauma typically includes using tools such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication, and is typical of the Western medical model. The goal of the treatment paradigm is to reduce, relieve or eliminate symptoms. The […]

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ACEs Are Traumas

The results of the 1998 ACE Study clearly show that ACEs are traumas. These interchangeable terms both describe how early abuse, abandonment and neglect impact children’s short- and long-term physical and mental health. Childhood maltreatment has now become a public health issue. High levels of childhood trauma increases the risk of many mental health issues, including […]

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Freaked Out 101: An Online Course

 Freaked Out 101: How Hidden Developmental Traumas Can Disrupt Your Life and Relationships, is an online designed to help you better understand why you get anxious and freak out in certain situations and around certain people. This course helps connect the dots between hidden early developmental traumas and problems you are experiencing in your life, particularly in your relationships. […]

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