What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series, Therapy

What Is… STAIR Narrative Therapy for PTSD

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is STAIR narrative therapy. I recently stumbled across STAIR narrative therapy for PTSD, so I thought I'd do a post about it. STAIR stands for Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation. STAIR narrative therapy, which was developed… Continue reading What Is… STAIR Narrative Therapy for PTSD

MH@H book review: You Will Never by Normal
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: You Will Never Be Normal

You Will Never Be Normal by Catherine Klatzker takes the reader on a journey of discovery with her as she learns that she has dissociative identity disorder and Parts inside of her have been holding trauma she hadn't even been aware that she had experienced. The book opens in 2009 as she's having a talk… Continue reading Book Review: You Will Never Be Normal

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
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Mental Health and COVID Restriction Easing (Guest Post)

This post on mental health effects of COVID reopening comes from Escaping the Cage. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay  Mental Health and COVID Restriction Easing I’m worried about my mental health as COVID restrictions are eased. I know that for many people COVID has brought many challenges to their mental as well as physical health. For me, however,… Continue reading Mental Health and COVID Restriction Easing (Guest Post)

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
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Emerging Blogger Series: Sara (Wishing Tree)

This post is by Sara of Wishing Tree. Purpose Writing helps me access that which I cannot speak. I write in order to release – to free myself of all that entraps me – to give a voice to all of the parts inside of me that cannot make a sound. Writing teaches me to… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sara (Wishing Tree)

diagram of the window of tolerance, with hyperarousal and hypoarousal on either side
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… the Window of Tolerance

NICABM In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is the window of tolerance. Winterdragonflies recently did a post on this topic that got me interested in doing more reading on the topic. The window of tolerance was first described by psychiatrist Dr. Dan Siegel in… Continue reading What Is… the Window of Tolerance

students in the SKIDS documentary
Social Justice

SKIDS: Traumatized Kids and the School System

https://youtu.be/foeMt0Oeoi4 I recently heard about the documentary SKIDS from Hanna of The Bullsh*t Positivity Project. It focuses on kids attending Vanguard Secondary in Langley, B.C., Canada, which is not far from where I live. Vanguard Secondary is an alternative school that takes a trauma-informed approach, recognizing that trauma is at the root of the significant… Continue reading SKIDS: Traumatized Kids and the School System

MH@H book review: The Body Keeps the Score
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk is perhaps one of the best-known books about trauma, particularly early life trauma. It's been on my to-be-read list for quite a while, and I've finally managed to get around to it. This is a hefty book. The digital version that I was reading weighed… Continue reading Book Review: The Body Keeps the Score

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
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A Childhood of Abuse, an Adulthood of PTSD (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, Shanon of Surviving Childhood Trauma writes about living with PTSD as a result of childhood sexual abuse. I always struggle with how to begin my story, what parts to share and how exactly to word it. My abuses were so severe, my trauma so impactful that my memories are broken… Continue reading A Childhood of Abuse, an Adulthood of PTSD (Guest Post)

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… Intergenerational Trauma

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is intergenerational trauma. Trauma that occurs at an individual level is devastating enough, but when it occurs on a collective level, the effects of that trauma may not stop with the people who directly experienced the traumatic events.… Continue reading What Is… Intergenerational Trauma

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… the Inner Child

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is the inner child. The concept of an inner child, or childlike aspect within each of us, has some roots in psychology, but it's also a pop culture phenomenon. A search of Google Scholar for inner child psychology… Continue reading What Is… the Inner Child