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Intense Emotions: When Present Events Trigger Past Trauma

If you’ve ever experienced a trigger in the present that included noticeable body sensations, this post is for you.  There’s a lot going on in our nervous systems when we experience a trigger connected to past trauma. Apologies for the mic static on this particular video. The content is excellent, so the video was posted […]

Trauma Triggers: Tips for Handling Visits From Estranged Family Members (BPD)

Enjoy this post via the Roanne Program for young adults with BPD or BPD traits.. The holidays often inspire estranged individuals to attempt to restore contact with the family. If the estranged individual acts as a trauma trigger for your Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), just the thought of direct contact can suddenly intensify your symptoms. Unexpectedly […]

Differences between Dissociation and Detachment

In this video, I speak about what I learned last night in PTSD trauma recovery group on the distinctions between dissociation and detachment. Some thoughts on Dissociation vs. Emotional Detachment: 1. Dissociation is really an involuntary process of the mind to protect us, whereas, on some level, emotional detachment can be intentional.  Dissociation is being […]

Coping Effectively With Anxiety – Week 6 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here.To read Week 4, click Here.To read Week 5, click Here. If you suffer from anxiety, I suspect you’ll connect with this post.  Although I have come so far in my recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder and am now working […]

Avoid Testing Your Emotional Triggers: Seeking Safety, Week 5 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here.To read Week 4, click Here. Are there certain subject matters, situations, or environments that trigger you emotionally? (Here is some information about triggers, including what they are and what “TW” or “trigger warning” means on social media posts). This […]

Seeking Safety: Week 4 of Trauma Recovery Group – Recording My Story

  To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here. Hearing your trauma story, in your own voice, has to be one of the most difficult and perhaps one of the most powerful experiences one can have.  This past week in Trauma Recovery group, it was my turn […]

Seeking Safety: Week 3 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here. This week in PTSD Trauma Recovery Group, we did two things.  We covered the concept of “Red and Green Flags” (triggers and indications that we are becoming dysregulated) and we began the process of participants, in vivid and disturbing detail, recounting their trauma incident […]

Seeking Safety: Week 2 of Trauma Recovery Group

If you’d like to start by reading Week 1 of my experience in Trauma Recovery group, click here, then return to this post. Week 2 of 8… It’s week two of group, and when I arrive, I noticed that only 50% of the people from last week have returned, and only one man among them.  I […]

Seeking Safety: Beyond the Borderline Into Trauma Recovery

Week 1 of 8 in Trauma Recovery Group… Many who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder also suffer from PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As many of you know from my latest video, last week I began attending an 8-week trauma recovery group.  I attempted to attend this group years ago but was unable to handle […]