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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What’s Right About Your Clients

Lisa helps you to explore how your client has been able to survive, transcend, and thrive beyond their trauma and how it impacts their course of therapy.

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How Spirituality Can Play a Role in Trauma Treatment

Clinicians who work with trauma know that one of the fundamental treatment issues is processing feelings of loss. The experience of loss can permeate clients’ lives and often manifests through grief, sadness, or rage. Whether it’s the loss of innocence, boundaries, privacy, protection, trust, secure attachment, or power and control over their own bodies, trauma...

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The Rise of Teen Dating Violence and Ways You Can Intervene

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This issue is far more prevalent than people think. In the Unites States one in three teens will experience emotional, sexual, or physical abuse in their relationship with a significant other before reaching adulthood. And when these dysfunctional and toxic interpersonal dynamics are normalized in adolescence they increase...

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Psychodrama and Parts Work: Providing a ‘stage’ for practice and healing

Psychodrama is a holistic therapy that offers clients the opportunity to “act out” situations, emotions, interpersonal scenarios, and experiences that impact mind, body, and their spiritual wellbeing. It’s often thought of as a form of group therapy, but it’s more accurate to think of it as individual therapy that is executed within a group. Psychodrama...

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Highlighting Our Clients’ Resiliency

Everyone faces adversity at some point in their lives. Sometimes it feels like a bump in the road and sometimes it feels like we are forced to climb Mount Everest without a map or the proper hiking boots. What’s so remarkable is how often we manage to successfully navigate even the most difficult challenges. What’s...

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PTSD and Flashbacks

Most clients understand the concept of a flashback once therapists explain the phenomenon of reliving a painful past experience so vividly that it feels as if it’s happening again in the present time. They can also comprehend the concept of triggers; the sensory, emotional, interpersonal, and environmental stimuli that is reminiscent of past trauma and...

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