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COMPLEX PTSD / PTSD

Childhood Trauma : Defense Mechanisms Resulting from Stress.

In our response to stress resulting from our childhood trauma and other factors we often develop psychological DEFENSE MECHANISMS in an attempt to protect ourselves (though, very often, we are not consciously aware that many behaviours/defence mechanisms we have developed in order to try to reduce the adverse effects of stress (though not all, eg …

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Trauma: How Cognitive Processing Therapy Can Help.

  It is always important to treat post-traumatic stress and this is particularly the case in relation to childhood trauma. This is because it is during childhood that we form our core beliefs about ourselves, others and the world in general. Childhood trauma can severely distort these beliefs in a highly destructive manner. Without treatment, …

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Prince Harry Tries EMDR To Help Process Trauma. What Is It?

      Prince Harry, who tragically lost his mother, Princess Diana, at the age of just 12, has recently opened up about his childhood trauma in a series of interviews with Oprah Winfrey and has revealed that to help him process this trauma, he has opted to undergo EMDR therapy. But what does this …

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Childhood Trauma: Damage Done by Breakdown of Maternal Bond.

  Whilst the child has many relationships (e.g. with siblings, teachers, friends, etc) the relationship between the child and the mother is of paramount importance. How our mother relates to us in our early years has a profound impact on our subsequent development and future lives, not least in terms of how we perceive ourselves …

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Childhood Trauma: Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (with Questionnaire).

          Survivors of extreme trauma often suffer persistent anxiety, phobias, panic, depression, identity and relationship problems. Many times, the set of symptoms the individual presents with are not connected to the original trauma by those providing treatment (as certainly was the case for me in the early years of my treatment, necessitating me …

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Childhood Trauma: Aiding Recovery through Diet and Lifestyle.

  Childhood Trauma: Aiding Recovery through Diet and Lifestyle. Neurotransmitters : Several of my posts have discussed research that shows childhood trauma can profoundly influence the biochemistry of the brain and that these biochemical changes can, and do, lead to problems with the individual’s psychological state and behaviour. Fortunately, however, research has also demonstrated that …

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Childhood Trauma: The Link with Future Gambling.

Childhood Trauma And Gambling Addiction :   Research suggests that childhood trauma increases the likelihood of future addictions, including gambling. This gambling may become pathological. The types of childhood trauma that were experienced in pathological gamblers include violence, sexual abuse and loss. For instance, Jacobs (2008) conducted research demonstrating that childhood trauma greatly increased the …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Its Effect On Brain And Its Benefits

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)  was initially devised during the 1970s by Aaron Beck and has since been developed by other psychologists (for example, David Burns, MD) and is now used to treat many conditions that individuals who have experienced significant and protracted childhood trauma are at increased risk of suffering from (especially depression and anxiety). Put …

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