Do you ask “what happened to you?” instead of “what’s wrong with you?” Both questions, unfortunately, still have more in common than they do different.Read More
Question from our community:
"My 3 year old has an obsession with a mole on my arm. It's a raised mole, and he rub his finger around in a circle on it. I'd love to get him to stop because it's slowly driving me insane. But, honestly, I'm getting touched out! I don’t blame him because it seems like a sensory issue but this needs to stop! What can I do?”Read More
One trick is to having something sink in is to repeat it.Read More
I am often asked if I would recommend an organization using the ACE Questionnaire. Generally folks are asking because they are interested in screening for trauma in some way. Which is so fabulous! The question is a great one. But here's why using the ACE questionnaire is not a good idea.Read More
Clients and patients come back when they trust us. They show up (early even!) for appointments when there is trust. They follow recommendations and ask for suggestions, when there is trust. For clients with a trauma history, trust is everything. When you take steps to trauma-sensitize your practice, you are building trust with people who really need it.Read More
Most people are relieved when they aren’t asked many questions on an intake form or by their doctor.
I’m not one of them.Read More