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...

Helping children cope with trauma

Resilience means “bouncing back” from adversity. The primary factor in resilience is having supportive and caring relationships that include trust, love, healthy role models, encouragement, and support. Nurturing relationships between parents and children have the...
Know the biology of attachment and trauma

Know the biology of attachment and trauma

To understand — and treat or overcome — problems associated with attachment and trauma, it’s imperative to understand how parts of the brain function. Let’s start with the limbic system. It is the social and emotional part of the brain,...