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What grounding is and isn’t

What grounding is and isn’t

What is grounding? What is its purpose and aim? What if a particular grounding technique isn’t actually very effective at grounding? Do we confuse the outcome of grounding with a list of techniques?

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Trust is built

Trust is built

FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagramYoutube‘Trust me,’ says the therapist. And everything in me wants to curl up and away, disappear some place in my head, and never come back. It is an understatement to say it, but those two words are a massive trigger. Because ‘Trust...

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What triggers you to joy?

What triggers you to joy?

As trauma survivors we all know what it’s like to be triggered by reminders of danger from the past. But do we know what our joy triggers are? And how does paying attention to what we enjoy help turn down our sensitivity to danger?

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Shame is the handbrake on anger

Shame is the handbrake on anger

Shame so often has been conceptualised as a belief in the badness of the self, a construct of faulty cognitions. But if it serves a self-protective purpose, of acting as a handbrake on anger to keep us safe from further harm?

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