Posts with the category “trauma”

Recovery During the Pandemic
by Sandra Knapp, MS, LPC on July 14th, 2020
These uncertain times have created an environment of isolation, loneliness, anger, and a state of feeling overwhelmed for many. Being in early recovery these emotions may be the trigger for a breaking point. The lack of control over our environment can create a daily HALT experience. HALT is an acronym for Hunger, Anger, Loneliness, and Tiredness. These basic functions and emotions serve as a warn...  Read More
Cycles of Response - Improving Communication
by Sandra Knapp, MS, LPC on June 11th, 2019
Ever heard the saying “humans are creatures of habit?” Well our thoughts, feelings, and responses can also become habitual. Habitual thought patterns and behaviors can become problematic as the response often does not match the circumstance or the desired outcomes. The diagram demonstrates an unhelpful cycle of response and healthy way to approach internal processes and communication.  Let’s explo...  Read More
June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
by Sandra Knapp, MS, LPC on June 1st, 2019
FACTS:🍃5 in 10 women and 🍃6 in 10 men will experience at least one traumatic event during the lifetime.*🍃Traumatic events may include physical and sexual abuse, neglect, natural and manmade disasters, medical procedures, and death. They may occur to self or individuals witness someone else undergo these traumas.*🍃Untreated #traumas often lead to post-traumatic stress, #addiction, #depression, and ...  Read More