Trauma / PTSD

Trauma Therapy: How It Can Help You Heal?

Trauma Therapy: How It Can Help You Heal?

Like most people, you've probably experienced some type of trauma in your life. Whether it's a car accident, natural disaster, assault, or any other event that leaves you feeling shaken and scared, Trauma can have a lasting impact on our lives. Thankfully, therapies can help you heal the trauma and move on with ...
When to Worry: Recognizing Signs of Trauma in Your Loved Ones

When to Worry: Recognizing Signs of Trauma in Your Loved Ones

Over the past several years, there have been numerous traumatic events all across the country. From incidents of mass violence to devastating natural disasters, hundreds of thousands of Americans have experienced or witnessed a disastrous or life-threatening event. In addition to tragedies such as these, anyone ...
When Family Becomes Toxic

When Family Becomes Toxic

Tips for Dealing with Toxic Family Members Montgomery Counseling Group:  A multidisciplinary psychotherapy practice based in Charlotte, NC The word “family” can bring to mind an array of complex emotions. Depending on your childhood and current family situation, these feelings could be mostly positive, mostly ...
The Body Keeps the Score: Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

The Body Keeps the Score: Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence—the body keeps the score. That’s how Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s ...
Clinical Hypnosis via Telehealth – Does It Work?

Clinical Hypnosis via Telehealth – Does It Work?

Hypnosis has to be one of the most misunderstood mental health treatments hands down. The myths surrounding this treatment stem from the many exaggerated movie scenes and stage shows that get people to cluck like a chicken. The truth is, hypnosis is an effective psychological treatment that has helped countless ...
What is Complex PTSD?

What is Complex PTSD?

Overview of Complex PTSD Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is caused by any number of traumatic events–single events or multiple events over time. Complex PTSD comes into the picture when trauma is ongoing and repeated. Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) is a more intense sibling of PTSD.
Does It Really Work? – The Science Behind Hypnosis

Does It Really Work? – The Science Behind Hypnosis

You’re getting sleepy… very sleepy… …and when you wake up you will cluck like a chicken. This is what many people think of when they think of hypnosis. But hypnosis is much more than a funny party trick. Hypnotherapy has been used for centuries. In fact, in ancient times priests and shamans used altered ...
Do You Have C-PTSD?

Do You Have C-PTSD?

You have most likely heard the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – also known as PTSD. It is used to describe the mental and emotional anguish suffered by those who have experienced sudden trauma. PTSD is often experienced by soldiers as well as those who have been victims of rape and other crimes, and even ...