Emotions: Our Subconscious Language

Emotions: Our Subconscious Language By: Angela Englander                                 May 17, 2015 Emotions are one of the most direct ways for our body and subconscious mind to communicate with us. These emotions give us information about our environment, our experience, and what is happening around us. These emotions also give us information based on past experiences, our
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Trauma, The Nervous System, and Digestion

Trauma, the Nervous System, and Digestion By: Angela Englander      April 24, 2015 The Effects of Trauma             Following a traumatic experience some people may continue to feel that they are in danger, anxious, suspicious, on edge, or startle easily. Over the long term the person may experience sleep disturbances, appetite changes, sexual troubles, and problems
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In The Face of Tragedy

In The Face of Tragedy By: Angela Englander March 30, 2015 In our lives there are moments that change us forever, huge moments and small moments. Some of the events have very positive effects such as meeting someone you fall in love with or getting into college. Other events have a very negative influence over
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Trauma and the helping professional

There are so many things that happen in peoples lives that impact their ability to work effectively with children and youth. A lot of times people get into this field of work because of their own childhood and adolescent experiences. Many people also have experiences in their work that change how they relate to clients
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DISSOCIATION: The Search for the Missing Yesterdays

Dissociation is a spectrum of experiences an individual may have after surviving traumatic experiences. The dissociation can range from “spacing out” or not feeling focused to forgetting hours, days, weeks, and years of your life. Dissociation has a bad reputation in the movies and television where it is presented as being a big dramatic experience
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Invisible Discrimination: More than meets the eye

Discrimination has been around since the beginning of time, throughout history we’ve been working to challenge this, we’re integrating people of all different colours and nationalities, we’re working towards gender equality, we’re becoming an inclusive society treating everyone equally… Or are we? People with mental illnesses currently face a high rate of discrimination, this discrimination
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Relationships: The importance of being connected

After a traumatic experience many people find it hard to connect with other people and trust again, people may feel that others don’t understand them or that they are now changed and different from the people around them. Experiencing a traumatic event deeply challenges a persons sense of safety and security in themselves and the
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ADVOCACY: Paving the way to a better future

Advocacy is the art of communicating your needs or the needs of someone else in a way that other people can understand for the purpose of fulfilling the individuals needs. Advocacy is especially important when the individual is in a vulnerable position and their voice isn’t being heard by influential people in their life and
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The Body Remembers: The Physiology of Trauma

  Hello everyone, in this article I’ll be discussing trauma and the effect it can have on a persons body. Often times when a person experiences trauma it can have an effect on the relationship a person has with their body and the way they understand and experience their physical sensations. This is just one
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