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Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Tucson

Staying Present During Trauma Therapy: Grounding Techniques

Working through trauma can be scary, painful, and potentially overwhelming. Very often people who have experienced trauma have coped at least in part through some degree of dissociation. While this was necessary for your survival then, continued dissociation (especially forms that are not within your control) is not adaptive once the abuse has stopped. Now the task of therapy is to help you stay present long enough to learn other means of establishing safety in the present. How does someone with automatic survival skills of dissociation learn to do this? Grounding is one skill that can help.

Trauma therapy does not only consist of telling your story or focusing on traumatic memories, though of course that is a crucial part of the work. Bringing trauma memories to mind, talking about them in a trusting relationship, and developing the capacities for managing them while staying present in the moment are all…

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Very important information for survivors in the process of healing.

Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Tucson

This post was inspired by a Twitter conversation I had with the illustrious cartoonist of all things therapy related,  @TherapyTales , about this Tweet:

There us a difference between “telling” the story of trauma and “processing” through the trauma. One brings more pain-the other relief. –@zebraspolkadots

When @TherapyTales offered to draw an accompanying ‘toon if I wrote a post on the subject, how could I refuse?  The Tweet resonated with me as I do see this difference in my work with trauma survivors. What is the difference? What do trauma therapists mean when we talk about “processing” trauma? How is this different from talking about it?

Some trauma survivors come into therapy unable to share their stories. Others may recount their traumatic experiences freely, but in a manner that appears disconnected. It seems as if they are talking about someone else (and in the case of dissociative identity disorder, they…

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31:35 The break…
38:14 The Guest BRM came on the show


“Chosen Ones and Satanic Crimes“
Topic : Russ Dizdar is the founder and director of the Shatter the Darkness and Preemption broadcast. He will be joining us to talk about chosen ones and satanic crimes. Other subjects that we will cover include demonization, the coming army of the antichrist, and Bible prophecy.

Shatter the Darkness

Win Worley talks to demon called babylon.