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Each Year At this Time by Ralph Gilbert

EACH YEAR AT THIS TIME Each spring, ever since his own wife died, Saul would come over to our house for Passover. He sat next to me. I sat at the head of the table across from Paula, my own dear wife of over fifty years. We had become his local family. He always was […]

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Bessel van der Kolk on Mind/Body, from webcast

Quieting the Body with Yoga a Good Foundation for Healing Trauma Body awareness gained in yoga can provide trauma patients with a critical foundation that allows them to benefit from exposure therapy, psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk said in a Sept. 12 webcast by Psychotherapy Networker, part of a series on “The Trauma Treatment Revolution.” […]

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Gentle Approach to Trauma Can Be Effective in Therapy

Gentle Approach to Trauma Can Be Effective in Therapy

So many people – some famous, some struggling quietly – are searching for ways to deal with the insidious after-effects of rape, domestic violence, death of a loved one, war and public events like 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing. Gentle Approach to Trauma A leading expert in the treatment of trauma, Bessel Van der […]

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The Window of Tolerance: Edges of Growth

Body-Based Interventions Recently I had the opportunity to attend a session at the 24th Annual International Trauma Conference here in Boston; this year’s focus was on Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutic Interventions. It was my pleasure to attend the session “Safety, Risk and Transformation: Attachment-Focused Therapy at the Regulatory Boundaries of the Window of Tolerance.” A […]

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Trauma and Recovery: Education After the Boston Marathon Bombings

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen horror, heroism, struggle, strength, terror and heart. The Boston Marathon Bombing, city and surrounding area lockdown and manhunt may grow distant in our experience, but not necessarily from our minds and bodies. What Trauma Can Look Like As we get further from the days of the events, our […]

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Honoring the Many Faces of Grief and Loss

Five Stages of Mourning When people think of grief and loss what most typically comes to mind is loss related to death and dying. It is generally understood that it takes a certain amount of time and energy to grieve the loss of a loved one or pet. According to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her book, […]

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Dr. Margaret Blaustein on Treating Traumatic Stress

Dr. Margaret Blaustein is the co-creator of the ARC Treatment Model, which focuses on Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency to foster resiliency in children and adolescents who have experienced complex or chronic traumatic stress.

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What is Internal Family Systems Therapy? An Interview With Dr. Richard C. Schwartz

An Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy   To learn more about Dr. Schwartz’s model of therapy, I attended a conference where he was presenting. I had the opportunity to hear him lecture as well as interview him about the theory, practice, and thought processes that helped him to create Internal Family Systems Therapy. In […]

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Through the Fog: Understanding Trauma

I recently had the privilege of attending the 22nd Annual International Trauma Conference, at the Seaport World Trade Center, in Boston, MA. After the conference on Saturday, I was sitting down by the Fort Point Channel, thinking about everything I had learned over the last three days. There was a heavy, moist, fog that had settled […]

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