Resilience requires love

Resilience requires love

Resilience means “bouncing back” from adversity. The primary factor in resilience is having supportive and caring relationships that include trust, love, dependability, healthy role models, encouragement, and reassurance. Nurturing relationships between parents and...
Toxic stress: A public health diaster

Toxic stress: A public health diaster

A landmark research project over the last 20 years, the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, assessed thousands of adults’ physical and emotional well-being, then asked them about their childhood traumas: abuse, neglect, family dysfunction, and attachment. They found...
Talking about trauma is important

Talking about trauma is important

It is common for children and adults with histories of maltreatment, trauma, and compromised attachment to avoid painful memories and reminders of prior negative experiences. Although such avoidance reduces anxiety in the short term, in the long run it maintains fear,...
Talking about trauma is important

The positive side of trauma

It is well known that trauma has many negative effects on people, including PTSD, depression, medical conditions, and substance abuse. An alternative perspective, however, is that trauma can result in positive outcomes. Individuals can experience positive changes in...
Triangulation consequence of trauma

Triangulation consequence of trauma

You get in a fight with a cousin where he was in the wrong, he goes to your aunt and uncle and tells them about it and they side with him. That’s called triangulation and it’s something that comes up often in trauma therapy, which Mr. Orlans and Dr. Levy...