Relational Trauma

May 7, 2017

Attachment: Am I Safe with You?

Emotional Bonds of Attachment Attachment theory describes emotional bonds within relationships. Patterns of attachment grow out of early childhood experiences and tend to endure through the lifespan. How we attach to others influences the […]
April 29, 2017

Resilience: Courage To Change

Dr. Salvatore Maddi, a licensed Clinical, Health and Forensic Psychologist, defines resilience as hardiness or the courage to grow from stress. Self-determination and the ability to choose is critical for our mental and emotional health. When tragedy strikes, illness takes a family member, an accident steals health or wholeness; we can feel manipulated by our circumstances and that things are happening around us that are out of our control. This is a horrible feeling.
April 20, 2017

Fight-flight-freeze: Is anxiety adaptive?

Anxiety is part of the body system activated during a dangerous event, a way our body quickly keeps us safe. Not only is anxiety normal and adaptive, it is, also, our body's natural alarm system. This system triggers our body to move out of the way and act when a car runs the red light just as you are stepping into the crosswalk.