Stop wondering how to face your fears

Have you ever felt paralyzed by the fear of making a mistake, to the point that it seems impossible to make a decision? It could be an important life decision that involves financial planning or consulting other members of your family; and it can also happen for common everyday life choices, such as which fruits … Continue reading Stop wondering how to face your fears

How stress affects YOU

What is happening when you are stressed? Stress can be external (think of a sudden loud noise) or internal (for example going into shock). It is a healthy response from your body to a stimulus. On the physiological level, the hormones that activates the fight or flight response are released and the energy and blood … Continue reading How stress affects YOU

How to reclaim your body with yoga to overcome trauma

In the earlier posts, I discussed the Link differences between complex trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and shared some of my personal experience with mindfulness. Last week, I was focused on providing survivors and carers some tools to understand the impacts on the individuals and to start healing. Today, I will focus on yoga … Continue reading How to reclaim your body with yoga to overcome trauma

What is Complex Trauma?

What is trauma? A dictionary definition states: “emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes leads to long-term neurosis.” Just as this short definition shows, there are different types of trauma may it be emotional or physical, in adult or life. The term Post … Continue reading What is Complex Trauma?

The power of mindfulness for trauma survivors

Let's first understand what trauma creates in your body. When affected by a traumatic event, the human body will create a series of defense mechanism to protect itself. It is important to note that the degree by which you are suffering will be different than what someone else might experience, as you are both unique … Continue reading The power of mindfulness for trauma survivors

How EMDR helped me recover from trauma

The human body is an amazing tool, extremely well designed. All processes are communicating and functioning together. When the brain perceives danger, it will shut off some processes and redirect blood flow to its center to get ready for survival. We experience this as the fight or flight response or hyper Some signs can be … Continue reading How EMDR helped me recover from trauma

3 Ways to Sense Your Body

What is dissociation? The various mental health symptoms for trauma can affect an individual on different planes: the physical with heart palpitations, sweat, and panic attack; the emotional with low self-esteem, shame and guilt and, the psychological plane with dissociation. The latter could be explained as the separation of mental processes, or disconnection of the … Continue reading 3 Ways to Sense Your Body

Finding your safe place for meditation

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you would rather be somewhere else? Maybe letting your mind drift on the thought of your next holiday when your friend is telling you about their restful weekend? Or maybe planning in your head your afterwork activities while attending a lengthy meeting? This capacity the mind … Continue reading Finding your safe place for meditation