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What is a fawn response?

What is a Fawn Response?

People pleasing and trauma may not immediately seem to be connected, but for many, they are. We can respond to traumatic events in a lot of different ways, and if the techniques we use to manage them are successful, at least in the short term, they can become patterns.There are four primary ways to confront …

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A woman feeling behind in life

Feeling Behind in Life

Mental health treatment centers understand the importance of dealing with and healing trauma. Things that happened years or even decades ago can have a continuing influence if they’re not addressed and can keep you from moving forward and meeting your goals. Sometimes it’s easy to connect your current challenges to a past event or ongoing …

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Self-soothing techniques for PTSD

5 Self-soothing Techniques for PTSD

Self-soothing techniques have been used for as long as human beings have been on earth. Many of these techniques are employed unconsciously, without the user knowing that they are doing so. These techniques are designed, in essence, to calm the self. Some self-soothing techniques, such as biting one’s nails or crossing their arms, are an …

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Self-harm

How to Recognize Self Harm & PTSD

Self-harm isn’t uncommon, especially among adolescents. The National Center for PTSD notes that an estimated 2-6% of people in the general public have engaged in self-harming behaviors and 13-35% of students. Rates are higher among people with mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Common self-harming behaviors are cutting, scratching, piercing, hitting, pulling out …

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family of men breaking generational trauma

Now is the Time: Breaking Generational Trauma

Breaking generational trauma begins with recognizing patterns and understanding their source. When someone experiences a traumatic situation, and its effects are passed to their children, grandchildren or other family members, it becomes generational trauma. If you’re being affected by generational trauma, you may not have experienced the initial event, but you’re still feeling repercussions from …

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soldier reflecting on what is a moral injury

What is a Moral Injury?

What is a moral injury? As you might guess from the name, it’s an injury or wound not to your physical body, but to your conscience or sense of personal ethics. A veteran’s organization defines it this way: “Moral injury is when one feels they have violated their conscience or moral compass when they take …

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