What is Trauma
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What is Trauma? [Video]

What is trauma? Trauma is both a psychological and physiological experience. It occurs as a result of a severely distressing event, or a series of such events, that exceed person’s normal capacity to cope. Trauma comes with a shock to…
social media and self care

Trauma, Social Media and Self Care

Social media increasingly allows us to become more connected to our communities and to local, national and global events in real time. As we find ourselves with more immediate access to information and news, we also experience the tragedies…
coping with grief and loss

5 Ways for Coping with Grief and Loss

The loss of a loved one, a relationship or even a job can have a significant and devastating impact on our lives. When we experience loss, we can expect to be faced with a number of symptoms including shock, sadness, guilt, anger, fear and physical…
how trauma gets passed along

How Trauma Gets Passed Along

“I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.” -James Baldwin Trauma is defined as a distressing or disturbing experience resulting in an emotional response. This…
treating trauma with acupuncture

Treating Trauma with Acupuncture: A Holistic Approach

When I hear the word “trauma,” I feel its weight. Definitions of trauma include such words and phrases as “shock,” “severe distress,” “wrenching experience,” “disastrous event,” “rape,” “combat,” and “resulting…