post-traumatic growth

How to Heal Trauma or Just Get Unstuck with EMDR

Do you notice yourself struggling with a sense of being stuck instead of moving toward a goal you have for your life?  Despite working hard for a better job, a secure relationship, or peace of mind, for example, do you seem to go nowhere? Sometimes people feel unable to get past the same old stumbling… Read more »

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How To Love And Enjoy Your Own Body Again, Especially After Sexual Trauma

No matter who you are, feeling confident and attractive in today’s world can be a huge challenge. Images, voices and messages from mainstream media hold us up to impossible standards of looks and beauty.  Sexual confidence can disappear if we get unrealistic ideas in our heads about what it takes to be deemed attractive. For… Read more »

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How to Build Healthy Relationships

Ever wish you could laugh and talk more easily with others? When you try to share your feelings and get closer to someone, what happens? Do you freeze and say nothing? Does too much spill out? Do you have a short, awkward conversation? Do you end up feeling bad about yourself? People learn early in childhood… Read more »

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To Heal Trauma, Free Your Most Compassionate Self

The experience of trauma makes a profound mark on a person. It doesn’t matter whether the injury is grave and evident, like the bruising of a battered person, or hard to see, like the emotional neglect of someone detached and withdrawn. Whatever the cause, when a person feels threatened, helpless, and unable to escape, that… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine Case Example of Somatic Experiencing Approach for PTSD

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine describes a case example of the Somatic Experiencing Approach for Combatting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Peter A. Levine: I also have a video I made of an Iraq-Afghanistan Marine who was blown up by two IED’s and completely destroyed. But, again,… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on Working Through a Personal Traumatic Experience

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter A. Levine. Dr. Peter Levine describes working his way through a personal traumatic experience. Dr. Peter A. Levine: It was a perfect February winter day in southern California. I was going to go up to LA for a friend’s 60th birthday, and as I was crossing… Read more »

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