Childhood Bonding: What To Do If You Are Not Securely Attached?

This is part six in a series of articles about childhood bonding or attachment. In this article I look at what you can do if you believe you did not experience secure attachment. Is it Just Me? You… Read More

Childhood Bonding: Disorganized Attachment

This is part five in a series of articles about childhood bonding or attachment. In this article, I look at disorganized or disoriented attachment. This strategy often results when the parent frightens the child. How Does Disorganized Attachment… Read More

Childhood Bonding: Anxious Attachment

This is part three in a serious of articles about childhood bonding or attachment. In this article, I look at anxious or preoccupied attachment. This strategy often results when the parent is inconsistently responsive to the child. How… Read More

Bonding or Attachment in Childhood: Why Is It Important?

Why? How well you bonded or attached to your parent (or primary caretaker) as a child gets played out daily in your adult life. This impacts how you relate to family, partners, co-workers and neighbors. The way in… Read More

6 Steps to Take to Help a Friend Who Self-Harms

You may be shocked when you learn that someone you care about is intentionally cutting or burning herself. Two questions may arise: “Why?” and “What can I do to stop this?” In a prior article I explored some… Read More

Trauma and Self-Harming Behavior

Traumatic events, especially those that happen when you are young, have the potential of disrupting your life in significant ways. One disturbing way that people cope with the emotions and memories is to self-harm or self-mutilate. To many… Read More

Accessing the Split Self

Dissociation is not an uncommon reaction to traumas in life, and separating oneself from a traumatic event provides a form of psychological buffer and protection from emotional pain. This manifests itself in almost a “split self,” with an… Read More

Trauma Author Details Recovery Process

When dealing with trauma, it is important to look into the past as a way of interpreting the present, as well as figuring out how to move forward into the future. A new memoir by trauma survivor Michele… Read More

The Effects of Childhood Trauma

In a guest post by Dr. Kim Dennis, we learn some of the effects of childhood trauma. The impact of emotion upon the body is called somatization. Emotions that are too intense for a child to process are… Read More

Why Should Trauma Survivors Speak Out-Thoughts from Elie Wiesel

“Even if you remember a spark of the flame, that’s enough. Even if you remember one face, it would be enough,” stated Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camp survivor, peace activist and world-renowned author to his interviewer,… Read More