Posts Tagged ‘trauma’


The Three E’s of Trauma

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Noam’s dad dropped him off at PS 234, just blocks north of the World Trade Center. Noam and his dad were blissfully unaware this would be the last year September 11 would merely be the day that came after September 10. They had no idea that before this…[ Read the full article ]

Trauma Therapy: Choosing Change for a Change You Didn’t Choose

Traumatizing experiences make us question our safety, trust in others, and even worse… ourselves. These events place us in hyper-aroused states of survival that are designed to protect us in the moment, it’s survival mode. Survival mode is necessary. It is designed to save us, but it is not meant to be lived in. But…[ Read the full article ]

Trauma and Surviving a Crisis

Trauma is a word that is used often and something that not everyone may fully understand. Trauma usually refers to “any situation that causes a person to experience stress so extreme that it overwhelms his or her natural ability to cope and may have long lasting psychological effects”. Trauma reactions are our immediate responses to…[ Read the full article ]

Trauma/Re-Trauma

Most of us know what trauma is — that state of shock people go into after suffering some crisis, loss, or abuse. Peter Levine, in Healing Trauma, writes that people “can be traumatized by any event they perceive (consciously or unconsciously) to be life threatening.” And we can accept and work through that. But we…[ Read the full article ]