Self-care

How Do you Emotionally Self-Regulate to Handle Life?

Have you ever felt overwhelmed and searched for ways to calm your emotions? You’re not alone. We all develop coping mechanisms to deal with emotional triggers, but have you ever stopped to think about how effective they really are? By examining your self-regulation strategies and identifying what works for you, you can take control of your emotional well-being and develop a more resilient mindset.

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Worried that lack-of-trust is getting in your way?

Do you notice yourself second-guessing most people? Is the lack of trust you feel with others impacting your relationships? Did you know that lack of trusting others can be a trauma response? Do you worry that your trauma responses are getting in the way of healing?Do you feel your inability to trust people is holding you back? Learn why and how to make small steps to making more confidence decisions.

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Four ways to really take care of yourself in the new year

As the world starts a new year, we start a new day — and every day is an opportunity for growth and change. Every day is a good day to take care of ourselves. You don’t have to start on January 1st with a New Year’s Resolution, and you don’t have to wait until next year if you have already missed starting on the first. Give yourself permission to start taking care of yourself every day!  

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6 ways to calm your nervous system right now and understand it.

Do you always feel like you’re on high alert? Or do you just feel numb? Perhaps you bounce back and forth between the two? Have you wondered how to feel calm or peaceful? 

If you find the state of the world today especially triggering, you are not alone! Fortunately, by understanding our nervous systems and trauma responses, we can also understand and adopt new ways of calming our nervous systems to achieve enhanced wellbeing.

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The Problem with Shoulds: How Should Statements Can Hurt You and What to Do About Them

should statements

I shouldn’t feel this way.

I should know better.

I should have learned my lesson.

I should be able to handle this by now.

I shouldn’t still be upset about this breakup/death/situation.

I would like to hereby eliminate the word “should” in statements like these. I’d like to remove the word “should” from the collective vocabulary of trauma survivors. I’d like to see most everyone else eliminate shoulds for that matter! These statements serve no positive purpose, they only attempt to criticize or hurt.

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