This morning I read a post by Jen Hatmaker that hit home with me on Facebook. As I am writing this, Jen’s post has been liked, loved and cared for by over 40,000 people. While I have been unable to read all six thousand comments, it is clear from what I have read that many relate to her post. Here is my comment in response: Jen,Thank you for sharing. Your post and… Read More
Dr. Perry: And I would say that if we better understand how this pain—this trauma—is passed from generation to generation, we have a better chance of intentionally and effectively stopping it. This comes back to transmissibility—emotional contagion. The word transmissible is used to describe the ability of a trait (or skill, belief, etc.) to be passed on from one person to another. What Happened to You? By Bruce D. Perry and Oprah… Read More
What do you believe about God? When did you first start to believe this? How does this belief cause you to feel about yourself and God? Teresa Pasquale is a licensed therapist and author of the book Sacred Wounds, A Path to Healing From Spiritual Trauma. In a podcast I listened to yesterday, I heard Teresa say something I have been thinking about ever since. She said what we believe about our… Read More
When we are faced with the question is it real or is it trauma, it is most important that we acknowledge to ourselves that everything we feel is important.