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Mind & Heart: A Mindful Path to Wholehearted Living

This workshop for professionals is a 3-day intensive for individuals who want to further their own healing and for those who assist others in the healing journey. This workshop acknowledges that many ...

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Rio Retreat Center Brain Spa is OPEN

The WHY of biofeedback has been incorporated into the Monday psycho-educational lecture. There has been a  big response with workshop participants using the brain spa,  mornings, evenings and during l...

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New Focus on Childhood Trauma and Healing for Adults

By Nancy Minister, MC, Survivors Therapist I recently came across a blog written by ACEs Connection member Elizabeth Prewitt titled, “For the first time, SAMHSA's annual children’s mental health ev...

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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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