Category Archives: Recovery

The Use of Hypnosis to Treat Trauma.

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Psychodynamic And Psychoanalytic Therapy: Treating The Root Cause Of Related Symptoms.

 

I had been perplexed for a very long time, given the emotional symptoms I was experiencing, which, it had always been obvious to me, were in large part related to my childhood experiences, why I had never been offered Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

 

Individuals who have suffered severe childhood trauma may, as a result of it, later suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or similar condition. Some professionals advocate a relatively new technique which aims to address this; it is known Read the rest

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 Read the rest

Research on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Treatment for Trauma.

 

What Is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation? :

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is normally abbreviated to TMS. Essentially, this treatment works by delivering short pulses of magnetic energy (which are generated by a handheld device that contains an electromagnetic coil) to specific Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder: Raising Our Self-Esteem.

 

WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF THINKING BADLY ABOUT OURSELVES?

Individuals with low self-esteem constantly criticize themselves. We may even META-CRITICIZE ourselves (criticize ourselves for criticizing ourselves). We often focus on mistakes and over-generalize from them, believing that these mistakes Read the rest

Psychotherapeutic Interventions That Research Suggests Are Helpful For Individuals Suffering with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

 

A quick search of the internet reveals a very large range of therapies on offer which purports to treat BPD effectively. Indeed, the sheer range of putative treatments can seem confusing and overwhelming.

It is for this reason that Read the rest

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Childhood Trauma. Does It Work?

 

 

 

WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY AND HOW CAN IT AID RECOVERY FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA?

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)  was initially devised during the 1970s by Aaron Beck and has since been developed by other psychologists (for example, David Read the rest

Coping Mechanisms for Survivors of Childhood Trauma

 

How Do Survivors Of Child Abuse Cope?

There are two main types of coping mechanisms:

1) Those which are helpful in the short-term, but unhealthy in the long-term.

2) Those which are useful in the long-term (but can take more Read the rest