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The Delicate Dynamics of Intimacy; How Early Relational Trauma Plays Out in Our Adult Relationships

By: Tian Dayton PhD Our capacity for empathy and closeness is formed and strengthened through the quality of our childhood relationships. From conception onwards, we resonate in tune or out of tune...

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The Trauma/Addiction Cycle

By Claudia Black, Ph. D. Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows Addiction encourages trauma and trauma can encourage addiction. This process becomes a vicious cir...

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30 Things You Need to Know about Trauma and PTSD: PTSD Awareness Month

My therapist prescribed me to drink more alcohol. I had described symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet once again, the diagnosis was completely missed. Even worse, this uniformed ther...

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The Connection between Your Fuel and Your Mental Health

By Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN, Senior Fellow of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare When you think of management of your mental health, what comes to mind? Maybe you meditate or take yoga, perhaps you ...

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The Subtle Cues of Communication

By:  John Parker, MS, LMFT, SATP, CSATJohn Parker, MS, LMFT, SATP, CSAT, Therapist, Rio Retreat Center “You cannot ‘not’ communicate.” Read More

Frozen Tears: Processing Hidden Losses

Grief is normal, it is a direct result of attachment and love. There is really no one-size-fits-all approach to grief but normal grief tends to follow a pattern whereas complicated or what psychologis...

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