Trauma

When the Body Says No

“When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress” by Gabor Maté is a thought- provoking and insightful exploration of the complex relationship between emotional and physical health. In this book, Dr. Gabor Maté, a Canadian physician with a background in family medicine, palliative care, and addiction, delves into the connection between suppressed emotions, […]

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6 Tools and Strategies to Help Manage Your Trauma

As it was discussed in the previous blogs this month, trauma can cause detrimental and devastating effects on an individual and can create long-lasting negative consequences. Here are a few suggestions on how you can help manage your responses to trauma. 1. Evaluate your Window of Tolerance Check in with yourself to determine if you

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Physical vs Mental Image Emmaus Psychology

Trauma: The link between adverse childhood experiences and your health

Most of us know trauma affects mental health. But did you know trauma can detrimentally impact your physical health and can lead to chronic illness? Exposure to adversity in childhood can change your physiology and overall development, including the immune system, hormonal system, and neurological system. This knowledge and understanding, was explored and ultimately validated,

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Understanding childhood trauma

Understanding the impacts of early childhood trauma in adults

Many children grow up in environments that are detrimental to their emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. The environment that surrounds a child is a fundamental aspect to their development. When we look at chronic childhood trauma, we are often looking at what risk factors were present in the child’s environment throughout their upbringing. Risk factors

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Trauma defined

For the Month of October, Emmaus Psychology’s blog topics are focused on “TRAUMA.” To write about trauma though we first need to define it and understand its causes. What is Trauma? We have all heard the word trauma and how trauma affects people’s lives. When people hear the word “trauma” they mostly think of a

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Therapy myths vs. facts

5 Common Myths about Therapy

THERAPY. MENTAL HEALTH. PSYCHOLOGY. PSYCHOTHERAPY. Years ago, these terms had a negative connotation. This is no longer the case. Nowadays, therapy means: SUPPORT. UNDERSTANDING. COMPASSION. EMPATHY. GUIDANCE. MEANING. PURPOSE. However, there still seem to be a few myths (or like I say, misunderstandings) circling about therapy. Here are a few that should be understood and

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ART can help provide relief for a variety of mental health concerns

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART): What is ART and How Can it Help You?

When you hear the term ART Therapy, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a paintbrush. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is something else entirely. What is ART? ART is an evidence-based therapy that has proven to be highly effective and produce rapid results for those looking to improve their mental health. Using relaxing

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