Author Archives: Diane Spindler

How Trauma Affects Veterans and the Hope It Can Be Reversed

How PTSD affects veterans and what does it look like in their everyday life. Continue reading

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Why Emotions Get Out of Control or Up in Smoke

An explanation why people escalate and get out of control so quickly. Continue reading

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The Traumatized Child Self or Let’s Go to the Movies

An explanation of how trauma is hidden in a child’s memory, emotions and bodies and comes out when least expected. Continue reading

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Trauma Saps People’s Energy or How to Get Energy Back

Most people have seen a version of the movie depicting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In the story, Scrooge’s long dead partner, Marley, appears dragging many chains behind him  representing the weight of his past and makes the statement that … Continue reading

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Do You Have Trauma in Your Past or Who Would Have Known That’s a Trauma

When most people think about trauma, they have a very limited view of what a trauma or Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) is. Usually they will think of veterans coming back from a bloody war or a woman being brutally raped. … Continue reading

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How Does Trauma Effect a Brain or Go to the Back Burner

Fortunately with all the brain scans that are available today, there are some strong theories out there about how trauma changes the way the brain works. Though no one knows for sure, it seems apparent that trauma changes the wiring … Continue reading

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What Constitutes Trauma

Trauma is stored in four different ways in a personʼs system; the actual event, the emotions around that event, the body sensations where these emotions are stored and a set of negative beliefs attached to the event. So if the … Continue reading

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Could Trauma Be a Major Cause of Mental Health Symptoms?

Looking at the way psychotherapists approach therapy and what that means to the client. Continue reading

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Coping Skills – A Red Flag or Where Did I Put My Therapist

     When people start to lose their power and feel helpless or hopeless, they start to develop coping skills. These skills can look like anxiety, depression, OCD  (obsessive compulsive disorder) or other mental health diagnoses. They can look like addictions … Continue reading

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What Does Psychotherapy Do For People or The Powerful Baby

Psychotherapy at its best helps people get their power back. What do I mean by power?  Well when a baby is born, they appear to have no power. They can not roll over or even move their heads. All they … Continue reading

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