The following is taken from Chapter 19 of When the Body Says No; Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Mate, M.D. The Seven A’s of Healing “Pursuing the seven A’s of healing will help us grow into emotional competence. Emotional competence is the capacity that enables us to
By Nora Hood Domestic violence in the U.S. is considered somewhat of an epidemic. To give those words more meaning, consider this startling statistic: During the period of 2001 and 2012, 6,488 American troops were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, but 11,766 women were murdered by an
HeartMob provides support for those targeted by online abuse. HeartMob connects people so that they can support and encourage those suffering from online attacks. If you or someone you know is experiencing online harassment, you do not have to face online harassment alone. Invite your friends, family, or other
Is My Relationship Abusive? For those that wonder if a relationship is destructive, Leslie Vernick created an “Emotionally Destructive Relationship Quiz” to help create some
The light stream is a relaxation meditation used to calm distressing sensations in the body. It is also a body scan that allows you to be compassionate and mindful of what you are experiencing and feeling in this present moment. This is an adaptation of Francine Shapiro’s original Light Stream.
In the recent podcast, “How Trauma Lodges in the Body,” Krista Tippet interviews Bessel van der Kolk about how the body restores and heals from trauma. Excerpt from interview, “How Trauma Lodges in the Body:” “The psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk is an