It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Elizabeth Jeglic Ph.D. on October 05, 2019 in Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
Why does sexual abuse remain the most under-reported crime? Here's how to understand the barriers to reporting.
By William J Koehler Ph.D., LCSW on October 05, 2019 in Trauma-Informed Living
Have a job that sometimes makes you physically ill? Do you dread the workplace drama? Learn how reprocessing your past could help with job-related stress.
By Veronika Tait Ph.D. on October 04, 2019 in Pulling Through
Positive childhood experiences matter: Counter-ACEs such as having good friends is a protective shield against the negative health effects of ACEs.
By Michael Gurian on October 03, 2019 in The Minds of Boys and Girls
Have you noticed around you good boys and men who are angry, upset, unable to control impulses, unmotivated, and unable to tell you why? Hidden trauma could be the reason.
By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on October 02, 2019 in Mindful Anger
To free yourself from what is limiting you and unconsciously driving your actions, you need to observe yourself non-judgmentally.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on October 01, 2019 in Balanced
MDMA is an unconventional treatment for PTSD. However, the underlying theory behind why it is effective at treating the non-dissociative subtype of PTSD appears to be sound.
By Teresa Gil Ph.D. on October 01, 2019 in Breaking the Silence
How triggers and flashbacks manifest in PTSD
By Kevin Bennett Ph.D. on October 01, 2019 in Modern Minds
Four psychological disasters we wish we could avoid.
By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on September 30, 2019 in Rediscovering Love
The Ten Areas of Sexual Self-Knowledge
By Kenneth Vail, Ph.D. on September 30, 2019 in Tree of Life
What might post-traumatic stress symptoms tell us about how trauma impacts the way that people engage with life—and death?
By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. on September 30, 2019 in The Mindful Self-Express
Experts now think of anxiety disorders and PTSD as “whole brain” conditions involving the complex interplay of neurons across different brain areas. Find out why.
By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on September 29, 2019 in The Gravity of Weight
It is human nature to imagine different possible scenarios from what has happened. What is counterfactual thinking and how does it relate to regret and even setting goals?
By Odelya Gertel Kraybill Ph.D. on September 29, 2019 in Expressive Trauma Integration
Traumatic grief, that is, the grief that accompanies loss that is unexpected, is different. Such a loss triggers post-trauma survival mechanisms in addition to mourning.
By Travis Langley Ph.D. on September 29, 2019 in Beyond Heroes and Villains
Which is more dangerous, a movie that holds a mirror up to society or media speculation with the potential to create a violent self-fulfilling prophecy?
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on September 28, 2019 in ExperiMentations
First study of brain activation in parental reflective function shows how childhood adversity affects future parenting.
By James F. Zender Ph.D. on September 27, 2019 in The New Normal
The power of gratitude.
By John-Manuel Andriote on September 27, 2019 in Stonewall Strong
Biomedical HIV treatment and prevention are remarkable. But even the strongest drugs fail if we're too depressed, strung-out, or traumatized to take them.
By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT on September 24, 2019 in Arts and Health
Neuroscience has informed approaches to expressive arts with trauma. But there is a deeper explanation found in human behavior over the course of millennia.
By Tracy S. Hutchinson, Ph.D. on September 23, 2019 in Silencing Your Inner Bully
New research supports the idea that PTSD is an injury, not a mental illness.
By Jenny Grant Rankin Ph.D. on September 23, 2019 in Much More Than Common Core
An interview with Lisa Auslander on serving students new to the U.S.
By Diane McIntosh MD, FRCPC on September 20, 2019 in Psyched Up
Part 2: Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse are tremendously harmful to developing brains and bodies. Neglect, chaos, and unpredictable parenting can also result in enduring harm.
By Jodi Klugman-Rabb LMFT on September 20, 2019 in Finding Family
Discovering you have a different parent than you were raised to believe is traumatizing—to you and to your family at large. There is help out there.
By Jason N. Linder, LMFT, EMDR-Certified on September 19, 2019 in Mindfulness Insights
Trauma is not always what you think it is. Mindfulness and mindfulness-based therapies can be especially helpful in treating trauma.
By Emanuel Maidenberg Ph.D. on September 19, 2019 in Belief and the Brain
We teach our children that the world is just and fair to encourage obedience and make them feel safe. But what happens when they learn it is not true?
By Diane McIntosh MD, FRCPC on September 18, 2019 in Psyched Up
Epigenetics is the interface between nature and nurture. Childhood trauma can provoke epigenetic changes with serious long-term consequences.
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