Stress, your body and your mind

Stress, your body and your mind

We all know how stress can make us feel. Our hearts start racing, we break out in a sweat, we get a headache, etc. These are the body’s, immediate responses to a tense moment. Over time, however, stress can have a much more significant, far-reaching impact on both the...
The developing brain

The developing brain

This look at the developing brain is the fourth part of a series we have titled “Concepts and Skills of Parenting.” It is adapted from the book Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love. To read Part 1 — which provides a look...
The biology of stress

The biology of stress

The stress response is critical to the understanding of the neurobiology of trauma and attachment disorder. Stress is an automatic physiological response to any situation that is threatening, overwhelming or requires adjustment to change. The stress response includes...