Trauma is encoded first in the body, as sensations or raw emotions. Over time, and with the acquisition of language, those sensations attach themselves to a narrative. Narratives are stories that explain the emotions. Common narratives are variations of fears of, anger toward, sadness about, and desire for. For example, a common narrative might be, […]
Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.
You may be asking right now as we move into 2017: “How do I handle all the emotional intensity that is happening in my life, politics, family etc…?” “How do I stay peaceful when the world is going crazy?” Seeing human life as a spiritual mission re-frames the very thing we call “bad” (pain, challenging […]
Barbra White has a masters in transpersonal psychology and ecopsychology, Diploma of homeopathy, Reiki Master, and published author. She is a gifted intuitive, spiritual life coach and Earth Angel communicator.
There are many theories that attempt to explain the origin and function of emotions – – this research has only fostered even more intense research. All the theories available seem to agree that cognitive appraisal, bodily symptoms, action tendencies, expression and feelings all categorize our emotions. Let’s start with cognitive appraisal. I believe we have […]