When PTSD Affects Relationships

The most well known symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are nightmares, flashbacks, hypervigilance, exaggerated startle response, avoidance of triggers and dissociation.  Less obvious, though, and possibly more pervasive are the effects that PTSD...

Am I Crazy? When Things Fall Apart…

“I found myself curled up into the fetal position, crying. I don’t understand where this came from. Am I crazy?” “I’m falling apart at work. I get angry at the smallest things and snap at people. Sometimes I need to excuse myself from...

Surviving an Emotional Crisis Step by Step

We’ve all been there. Something happens and your emotions take over. You can no longer think clearly and logic is not an option. You are crying, enraged, hysterical, panic-stricken or controlled by any of a number of different emotions. So what do you do to...
Why do we cry?

Why do we cry?

This week I had a beautiful session with a client about her grief over her parent’s death. She was able to transform tears of loss for herself into tears of joy for a life long lived. I was honored to be a part of the process.It got me thinking about...