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Can My Childhood Affect My Health As An Adult?

Oh, my – yes! The Centers for Disease Control conducted a famous study on Adverse Childhood Experiences, which demonstrated clear links between such experiences  (from the categories of Abuse, Neglect and Family Dysfunction) and problematic behavior, as well as negative physical and mental health problems. The good news, though, is that trauma-informed therapy and practices (like…

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So, What IS this EMDR thing?

Momma Didn’t Lick Me As A Pup

A great article on the impact of strong maternal behavior (licking) from rat mommas. The implications for EMDR, especially the Pre-Verbal Trauma protocols produced by Sandra Paulsen, are fascinating to consider. I LOVE neurobiology and the brain’s (even DNA’s) capacity to heal. https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/epigenetics/rats/

How Can Rhino Lips Heal Trauma?

Here’s one of my best memories – feeding apples to Greater One-Horned Rhinos at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Any time I think of this moment, I simply can’t keep myself from smiling. It was such a sweet thing to see these huge beasts act so gently and socially with my daughter and me….

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