The Power of Expressive Modalities

Trauma therapists now understand that simply engaging traumatized clients in “talk therapy” all session, every session, will not help them achieve the level of processing and healing they want and deserve.

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Installing and Enhancing Gratitude

Here’s how you can install and enhance a sense of gratitude into the lives of your clients’, who have a history of trauma and pain.

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4 Ways to Define Early Child-Caretaker Attachment Styles

I just had the privilege of giving the keynote address, “Trauma and Attachment” to a large group of clinicians at a conference in Kentucky. Although these were seasoned and extremely dedicated mental health workers, I was struck by the extent to which they appreciated the information about insecure, ambivalent, or disorganized attachment patterns and the...

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How to Respond to Disclosures of Trauma

Here is how you can offer your client a reparative experience in the way that you respond to their painful disclosures of trauma.

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Tragedy in Las Vegas: How we can cope

Las Vegas. Another unspeakable, senseless tragedy. It’s impossible for us to wrap our minds around this kind of heinous act. When we’re faced with the tragic massacre of innocent lives, not only do we experience acute shock, outrage, and grief, our sense of the world being a fundamentally unsafe place gets rekindled and reinforced.  It’s...

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It Makes Sense Given Where You’ve Come From

Why it makes sense that trauma survivors engage in destructive behaviors after they’ve experienced their trauma. And how depathalogizing and normalizing their behaviors can help.

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The Cycle of Self-Harm

Learn about a template for psycho-education and intervention that helps clients organically let go of their self-destructive behaviors..

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The Shattered Vase: Transforming Trauma

Help your clients to understand that they can move forward from trauma to a new beautiful and meaningful way of living, even after they’ve been traumatized.

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Be Afraid and Do It Anyway

Discover how to help your clients understand that their fear is not connected to a current reality. It’s connected to the past, and the capacity in their present life can help them to weather through that fear.

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Healing Without an Abuser’s Apology

Lisa explains how it is possible for someone who has endured a trauma to heal and move forward in life, even if the abuser doesn’t take responsibility and apologize.

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