Treating Trauma: The Next Chapter Approach

EDUCATE In a previous blog article, we discussed at length how the deep, intensive distress of personal trauma can often lead to dysfunction, dependency, and self-destructive behavior. Unfortunately, although the link between trauma and addiction has been well known for decades, it is uncommon for addiction treatment to focus upon resolving trauma. It is even […]

Trauma: The emotional wound that leaves a lasting mark

Where does addiction come from? Make no mistake. Dysfunctional, self-destructive behaviors don’t simply manifest themselves in a vacuum. They begin with personal trauma. When we trace the roots of addiction and dependency deep into a person’s past, we inevitably discover an intensively distressing event or circumstance that has remained with them, and never stopped affecting […]

Trauma Recovery – Recognizing Inherent Value

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The psychology of men, and why traumatized men frequently need to develop an authentic sense of self-worth during the recovery process. Men and Self-Worth They way we perceive ourselves affects the way we interact with others; it affects our motivation, our development of life goals… pretty much every aspect of our lives. At a young […]

Breath Work in Trauma Recovery

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Continued suffering from a past trauma does not indicate weakness, illness or being at fault for what happened. It’s important to understand that. Especially because those feelings can be barriers to getting help. And if left untreated, trauma’s effects can linger and show up in various ways. Trauma victims are more likely to isolate themselves, […]

Childhood Wounds and Adult Relationships

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“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud Developing and maintaining healthy, functional adult relationships certainly takes a lot of work. Forging a long-term partnership with another human being is no small task – in doing so, we must learn to communicate, compromise, and set firm personal boundaries. We must learn to […]

The Simple Complexity of Marriage (And the Role of Childhood Trauma)

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When we think of marriage, we think of a romantic union between two long-time lovers – two dedicated and established adults who are ready to commit to a lifetime of civil union. However, marriage did not always have very much to do with mutual ardor. Up until the eighteenth century, marriages were pre-arranged, pragmatic, and […]