I love being able to text with my therapist, but sometimes it doesn’t work quite the way I want it to.
There is a lot to learn from the experience of being triggered in a therapy session.
Ouch – my therapist and I stumble across my pain, and hers.
My body’s there, but my mind (and spirit) are gone.
This is a story about what you get when you put together body work, psychopharmacology, lots of trauma therapy, and one very tired woman.
Thursday evening I had my first (of three) TRE workshops. TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercises), if you haven’t heard of it, consists of a set of exercises designed to provoke tremors deep in the body. This can provide both a physical and emotional release. I had heard about it from the mind-body therapist I work with every…
I often compare recovery from a history of abuse to a journey on a rugged path with many pitfalls. Sometimes you follow the path for a while, and it just stops, leaving you stranded in a parched desert. You crawl back to a crossroads, tending to your thirst by lapping from a muddy puddle (hoping no…