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Intergenerational trauma – on feeling (and healing) the pain of our ancestors

2024-04-20T15:42:08-07:00Parenting & Child Development|

“Pain travels through families until someone is ready to feel it.” - Stephi Wagner Intergenerational trauma is trauma that’s been passed down through generations; also known as generational, transgenerational, or ancestral trauma.  This is never a fun one to write about, but it is true that we ‘keep’ [...]

Disgust: The gateway emotion for healing toxic shame

2024-04-20T18:46:32-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity|

If you suffer from chronic illness or symptoms of the physical or mental variety, addictions, relationship troubles, negative thoughts or low self-worth… …it is very likely that you experienced TOXIC SHAME growing up.  Whether it was dosed out by parents, caregivers, siblings, teachers, or society in general, you [...]

What do you do when you have unresolved trauma? Two types of orienting.

2024-04-20T18:48:58-07:00Trauma & Survival Physiology|

In this blog I’m sharing a vlog that covers one of the fundamentals for healing unresolved trauma and restoring regulation and better self-awareness back to the human system: Orienting The capacity to orient to one’s environment in two different modes - exploratory and defensive - as well as [...]

How to come out of a chronic freeze response after repeated stress & trauma

2024-04-21T16:23:42-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Trauma & Survival Physiology|

This is one of the BIGGEST questions I get. How does a person come out of a chronic shutdown and functional freeze stress physiology after they've been shutdown and not able to feel or process past emotions, memories and sensations effectively, or for many, not at all. This [...]