People can emerge from the grief, stress and trauma of COVID-19 better and stronger. The study of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) shows that many people experience positive personal growth and transformation as a result of going through the struggle of a major life crisis...
Since the start of the year, we have shared a series of blogs about foster care — the challenges and needs of children in the system and the attachment issues they often struggle with. These articles sparked energetic discussion and we heard from a number of...
One of the most wounded populations of children and adults we work with at Evergreen Psychotherapy Center are those who have been through the foster care system. Unfortunately, this is also the population that is often the most disenfranchised, with the least access...
We hope that our series of articles about the mind-body-emotion connection over the last weeks has provided insight into how early trauma, stress and neglect impact the brain, the body, behavior and attachment in childhood and beyond. As we have stated throughout,...
Over the last weeks, we’ve explored the biology of trauma. In other words, we’ve focused on what happens to the brain and the body when an individual is exposed to stress and trauma, especially at a young age. In this article, we take a closer look at how trauma (and...
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...
Heal the Family; Heal the Child: An Experiential Therapeutic Approach
Attachment, Trauma & Family Systems Therapy
June 15 Experiential Interventions
July 13 Healing Parents Training
August 17 Attachment Communication Training
September 14 Corrective Attachment Therapy and Parenting
October 19 Facilitating Mother-Daughter Attachment
Registration information to come
What is attachment?
It is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. However, more and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development and are at risk for: