Trauma Resiliency Model

How the Trauma Resiliency Model in working with Oppressed Population

Living in a society that practices discrimination regarding certain groups can be an underlying cause of trauma and depression.  It may come with not being understood, isolation, and unfair treatment—which can affect mental health. For many, discrimination can lead to a life of trauma. The trauma resiliency model, a somatic alternative therapy, can help people…

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Mindfulness Somatic Healing

Mindfulness Somatic Healing For Sexual Assault Survivors

Regaining trust in the world after sexual assault is challenging. A survivor may disassociate from their own body in response to fearful situations and in order to overcome the danger. If a survivor suffered abuse in childhood, they may have a limited sensory and emotional awareness overall. Body psychotherapies can help people have a body…

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couples therapy in Los Angeles

Survive Holiday Stress With Couples Therapy in Los Angeles

The holidays are an exciting time to share with your partner. There’s a lot of eating, gifting, bonding, reminiscing, and messages of joy. The holidays can also bring plenty of stress as we’ve been programmed to meet many expectations. Handling the holiday stress alone is a heavy enough task; doing it as a couple can…

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seasonal depression in Los Angeles

Fight Seasonal Depression in Los Angeles

It’s natural to enjoy routine. Expectations are met, order is in place, and there’s control over the situation—or at least there’s the feeling that everything you know is guaranteed to remain the same. When there’s a change in your routine however, it’s easy to feel off-balance. This sentiment applies to many things, including seasons having…

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somatic experiencing

Using Somatic Experiencing to Cope with Anger

An angry person can catch us off-guard if the anger seems to come out of nowhere or if the reason for their anger appears trivial. However, it’s important to acknowledge that some people instinctively respond with anger when they feel trapped in a similar situation from their past– this can be a symptom of PTSD….

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Couples Therapy in Los Angeles

Couples Therapy in Los Angeles After a Miscarriage

Often when couples experience loss of an unborn child they don’t know how to handle or share their grief with each other and with others.  Every year, 10-25% of pregnant women experience a miscarriage, making it a startling common, and yet overlooked occurrence. Because the memories of the unborn child are reserved to its time…

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