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Attention all Seekers, Healers, and Therapists: How to Heal Trauma – Individual & Family Trauma

Attention all Seekers, Healers, and Therapists: How to Heal Trauma – Individual & Family Trauma

Trauma is the result of an extreme response to a stressful event. PTSD occurs when the individual is unable to return to his or her pre-trauma state. Responses to extreme trauma appear to be consistent across generations and situations. When an individual is exposed to a high-stress event, the autonomic nervous system kicks in and […]

About the writer: Liz Jelinek

Liz Jelinek, Clinical Psychology- CONSTELLATIONS FACILITATOR Liz has studied Constellations with many of the most world’s renowned teachers. She has over 25 years of experience as a healer and psychotherapist, and specializes in creating a transformational experience for her clients, by helping them to heal mind, body and spirit. Systemic and Family Constellations provide unique opportunities to unravel the transgenerational entanglements that can be carried as soul memories that block self-determination and a transformational experience until they are resolved. Liz seeks to provide that opportunity for clients. For information about Constellations Workshops, Facilitator Training Program, and individual Coaching and Constellations: Contact Liz Jelinek

EMDR Therapy Helps with Early Traumas and PTSD

EMDR Therapy Helps with Early Traumas and PTSD

By Lori Gordon-Michaeli Just about everyone has dealt with some form of trauma in their life. Mental Health modalities and technologies are constantly changing to help people overcome these traumas. Shalva Adult and Child Psychiatry recently introduced EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, developed by Francine Shapiro, Ph.d. It is a very important tool in the […]

The Silver Thread Trauma: Part III: Facing Our Demons

The Silver Thread Trauma: Part III: Facing Our Demons

Traumas, conceptualized by western medicine-psychology, is a syndrome or collection of symptoms. Like medical symptoms, we seek to reduce or eliminate them. Psychiatry will use drugs, usually anti-anxiety drugs, to extinguish the fear and feelings of dread that constitute trauma. Psychologists have developed techniques such as flooding, desensitization, and insight as ameliorative tools for victims […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

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.

The Silver Thread: Trauma: Part II

The Silver Thread: Trauma: Part II

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, […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

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.

The Silver Thread: The Beginnings of Trauma: Part One

The Silver Thread: The Beginnings of Trauma: Part One

I have a 15–month-old grandson. I design my schedule so I can see him most days. One day as I was playing with him in his playroom, my cellphone rang. I had a contentious conversation with a colleague, and in frustration threw down the phone. I will never forget the look on my grandson’s face. […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

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.