What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is not very different of feeling compassion towards others. Dr Kristin Neff  describes its components. 1. Recognizing suffering. First you need to recognize suffering. This first step is quite difficult for me as I was raised to ‘work through it’ and to ‘keep my chin up’. The question I … Continue reading What is self-compassion?
Getting help; why wouldn't you? People who have experienced trauma may also struggle with getting help. One of the most common outcomes of trauma is avoidance. One because you may not even be aware that something from the past can influence you and your health that much; trauma has the characteristic to tuck … Continue reading Childhood Trauma – Getting Help.
Early childhood trauma is a risk factor for almost everything, from adult depression to PTSD and most psychiatric disorders, as well as a host of medical problems, including cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke, cancer, and obesity. What changes can occur due to trauma? Behavioral changes resulting from trauma. People … Continue reading Childhood Trauma – health conditions.
Understanding Trauma in Childhood - Exposure and risk; the ACE study. The ACE-study itself. Initially the 'Adverse Childhood Experiences Study' or ACE-study was conducted by Vincent Felitti. He wondered why so many people did drop out of his losing weight program despite successfully losing the weight. He discovered that a majority of 286 … Continue reading Childhood Trauma – the ACE-study.
Your past can influence your present. Doesn’t that seem logic? But what events in the past, especially in childhood are considered a trauma? And what consequences can trauma have on your future health? I’ll write about this and try to provide some tentative answers in this four part series that will be published on … Continue reading Childhood Trauma – what is trauma?