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What is Parallel Parenting?

Divorce or separation can be a traumatizing experience…. no matter the situation. It is an end to a “family” the way it existed, leaving everyone in its wake to figure out how to move forward. Research shows us that the quality of the parents communication and co-parenting relationships profoundly impacts … Read More

What is complex trauma?

Complex trauma, sometimes referred to as C-PTSD, is when a person experiences prolonged exposure to multiple traumatic events. These experiences are often interpersonal (within an attachment relationship or connection) and occur over an extended period of time. This is why it’s often called “developmental” trauma.  Complex trauma can also be … Read More

Urgency Culture

True nervous system healing requires rest not hustle. You cannot hustle or grind your way toward regulation. It’s likely that is the exact energy that created your dysregulation in the first place. Healing demands that we prioritize rest, slowing down and attuning to our needs. We live in a world … Read More

Anger is a Messenger

Did you know that suppressing anger comes at a cost for your nervous system? Anger is a messenger of self-protection. If you were a child who had an emotionally unavailable parent or an abusive parent, there was likely a chronic experience of helplessness and powerlessness. As we get older, anger … Read More

Understanding Narcissism

A lot of people are talking about narcissism these days. How does Narcissism develop? Theorists propose two developmental pathways in the development of narcissism. Narcissism can develop in a child who has experienced both parental devaluation AND parental overvaluation. Parent devaluation happens when a child experiences parental rejection and/or exclusion, … Read More

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