Bessel van der Kolk on Effective Trauma Treatment with EMDR

It’s important to think about the nature of trauma, and trauma is not some unpleasant thing that happens to people. Unpleasant things happen all the time, and we’re actually quite well equipped to deal with unpleasant things. Trauma is something horrendous, something that makes you stare with horror. Trauma is about horror. Something that you stare in the face, and […]

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Healing Trauma by Peter Levine Resolving the Trapped Fight, Flight Freeze Response- PTSD Recovery #3

Today I’m going to do a super short book review of one of my favorite and most recommended books Healing Trauma by Peter Levine now I love this book for many reasons but one of the big ones is the size so take a look at this now this is a nice concise book you compare that to his other […]

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Trauma Bonding Recovery | Break Trauma Bond (6 signs of trauma bonding!)

drama bonding recovery is possible but in order to understand how to heal we need to know what trauma bonding is what causes it and what we can do about it trauma bonding refers to the strong emotional attachment that occurs between an abused person and their abuser now abuse doesn’t only mean physical or sexual abuse it can also […]

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How to Overcome Trauma

Psychological trauma can be defined as a negative event so overwhelming that we cannot properly understand, process or move on from it – but, and this is the devilish aspect to it, nor can we properly remember it or reflect upon its nature and its effects on us. It is lodged within us but remains hidden from us, making its […]

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The psychology of post-traumatic stress disorder – Joelle Rabow Maletis

Many of us will experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Sometimes, we escape with no long-term effects. But for millions of us, those experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. This phenomenon, called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, isn’t a personal failing; rather, it’s a treatable malfunction of certain biological […]

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Me, Myself, and I: Dissociative Identity Disorder

[INTRO ♪] In 1955, a woman named Shirley Mason visited the psychotherapist she’d been seeing for a few months. When the therapist asked her how she was doing, she said, “I’m fine but Shirley isn’t. She was so sick she couldn’t come, so I came instead… I’m Peggy!” Through continued therapy, the therapist discovered what seemed like 16 personalities living […]

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Mental Health Apps: How Medicine Can Keep Up With Tech

Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring this episode. Go to dashlane.com/scishowpsych to learn more about Dashlane. [ ♪INTRO ] Silicon Valley thinks they have a solution for everything. Including, apparently, the fact that not everyone around the world who needs mental health care gets it. And at this very moment, there are thousands of mental health apps out there claiming to […]

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TRACTS: VA Research explores mental health issues of PTSD and TBI

– WE WERE GETTING HAMMERED EVERY DAY. WE WERE JUST GETTING SHOT AT. – THE STENCH OF BODIES. – THERE WAS A LOT OF EXPOSURE TO A LOT OF POWERFUL WEAPONS AT THAT TIME. – AND YOU’RE SEEING JUST THESE PUFFS OF DIRT EVERYWHERE. – WE GOT HIT WITH LARGE ORDNANCE. – A COUPLE OF THEM DID LOSE THEIR LIVES. […]

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