The Touch That Heals Trauma

 

By Dr. Margaret Paul March 30, 2020

We all have more power than we know to help each other heal. Loving mothers know instinctively that when their children are hurting physically or emotionally, what they need is to be gently held with loving arms and soothed with loving words. Those of us who . . . → Read More: The Touch That Heals Trauma

The Terror that Triggers Protective Behaviors

Do you know what triggers you and why?


Have you ever found yourself suddenly feeling angry or scared or shut down when a moment ago you were feeling fine?

People or situations can trigger us into rage, anger, blame, compliance, caretaking, resistance, withdrawal, numbness, dissociation, explaining, complaining, lecturing, righteousness and so on. These triggered feelings are generally attached to previous traumatic events, such as:

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