Repressed Memories, Dissociative Amnesia, PTSD, and the Memory Wars

trauma, repressed memories

Today you’ll learn three skills for better understanding lost memories, also known as dissociative amnesia or repressed memories. Or at least you’re going to learn my opinion about it.–dPi2EurM I had a ton of comments on my last video about how trauma messes with your memories, and a lot of the comments went like […]

4 Ways to Heal From Your Past (Traumatic Memories Part 2)

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In the last post we talked about four ways traumatic memories differ from regular memories, and in this post we’ll cover four ways you can work with those memories in the present moment so that they don’t bother you so much. So here’s the thing about trauma: even though the event happened in the […]

Why Are Traumatic Memories So Different From Other Memories? PTSD Memory

ptsd memory

In this post we’ll talk about how PTSD and trauma change your memories and three things you can do to soften or treat traumatic memories and their painful symptoms. When you have a traumatic experience, your brain physically changes in structure and electrical activity. And one of the big symptoms that we see with […]

10 Best Trauma Books for Healing Your Past

trauma books Hey, everyone. I love to read and learn more about how to treat trauma and PTSD, so I thought I’d share my favorite trauma books to help you heal from trauma and PTSD. 1. Healing Trauma So here is my favorite PTSD book. It’s Healing Trauma by Peter Levine. Now, I often don’t have […]

PTSD Treatment Options: How to Find a Good Trauma Therapist

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I’ve made a lot of videos about trauma and trauma treatment, so I get asked in a lot of emails this question: How can I find a therapist who does trauma treatment like you?  And it’s a great question, not because I’m the world’s best trauma therapist (that is not the case) but because when […]

How Trauma and PTSD Change Your Brain

Traumatic experiences like abuse, assault, tragedy, or witnessing violence can leave people feeling constantly on edge. And trauma and PTSD change your brain by impacting your emotions, your stability, and your relationships. Trauma can also have an impact on physical and mental health.  And these are really common experiences for many people. And they’re due […]

How to Release Trauma From Your Body

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Trauma is very common. But despite how common it is, trauma treatment is complicated, and complex trauma, stemming from years of abuse, really impacts the brain in long-lasting ways. So I’m not going to pretend that I can just teach you how to fix it in one short blog post. But we can break trauma […]

The Effects of Trauma on Your Body

how trauma gets trapped

In the last post we talked about how stress hurts your body. In this post you’ll learn the effects of trauma on your body.  Trauma is a mental injury, not a mental illness. But when that stress becomes chronic, it takes root in your body.  We’re going to talk about ACEs and crocodiles and how Holocaust […]