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What is Dissociation? Why Do I Feel Stuck? 

By Chana Ceasar

Part 1 of 2 Do you ever wonder why you sometimes do things you don’t really want to do? Why you will say “yes” or say nothing when you really want to say “no”? Why you feel like you sometimes shut down or feel a sense of overwhelm in the presence of a man? Do…

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When Attachment Causes Trauma and Three Tips To Helping You Heal Pt 2

By Chana Ceasar

Trauma is more than experiencing child abuse, war, rape, etc but can often include attachment wounds. Often when one thinks about insecure attachment or attachment wounds we often link this to issues with abandonment related to adoption, neglect, or again child abuse. The truth is that issues with attachment, which often relate to insecure attachment,…

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When Attachment Causes Trauma: How Attachment Works Part 1

By Chana Ceasar

Many people think of trauma as something big that has happened to a person. We often think of sexual abuse, physical abuse, rape, or war when we think about trauma. But the reality is that attachment disruptions or issues around attachment often causes trauma symptoms.  Attachment has been studied for decades and most people know…

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How To Stop Yourself From Freezing When Triggered: 4 Steps To Take To Take To Halt You Automatic Trauma Reactions

By Chana Ceasar

It’s 8 o’clock in the morning and you are eating breakfast. When you woke up this morning you felt pretty good. You slept well and you’re actually in a good mood. As you pick up your fork to eat that first bite of food, your phone buzzes beside you. When you look at the screen…

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What Is Dysregulation and How Does It Link To The Stress Response System and Trauma

By Chana Ceasar
trauma, dysregulation, and stress response system

Today I want to talk about dysregulation, how it impacts your Stress Response System and trauma. Many times we often think of trauma as this terrible event that has happened to us, a person violating another person or a frightening car accident. When you hear trauma you think of something on a grand scale. But…

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Using Mindfulness to Heal From Complex Trauma and Why You Need to Integrate Into Your Daily Routine 

By Chana Ceasar
mindfulness and healing trauma

Healing from complex trauma is possible. Complex trauma has its roots in early childhood abuses (physical, sexual, emotional, etc) and/or neglect, and can often feel like it’s apart of your identity. Having lived your whole life in survival mode, using survival adaptations just to get through your day to day experiences, you often vacillate between…

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Change Is Hard. So Here Are 3 Steps You Can Take To Maximize Your Chances Sticking To Your New Year’s Resolution Goals

By Chana Ceasar

One of the reasons its so hard to change is because of the way the brain is wired. This is especially true if you’ve experienced trauma and had your stress response system frequently activated.

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5 Steps To Eliminate Nightmares From Childhood Trauma and Abuse That Is Causing You Problems Today

By Chana Ceasar
5 Steps to eliminate nightmares that result from past trauma

It’s 10 o’clock at night and you’re preparing for bed, yet you’re feeling a little anxious about it. For the past of couple nights you have woken up covered in sweat, your heart racing, and in an incredible amount of fear. When you wake up in the morning, after finally getting a couple of uninterrupted…

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3 Tips To Surviving The Holidays With Your Abuser

By Chana Ceasar

It’s that time of year again, holiday time! The time that most people get together with their families, whether they like them or not.

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How Do I Talk To My Therapist About The Sexual Abuse I Experienced As A Child?

By Chana Ceasar

You took the plunge and decided it was time to seek a therapist for the painful past you experienced as a child. There’s just one problem! You’re finding it very difficult to actually say the words out loud. In truth, you can barely stand to think about your past trauma, so the idea of talking…

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