Why Loving What You Have Can Feel Scary for Those Who’ve Had Adverse Childhood Experiences

January 2nd, 2020 // // Tags: , , ,

By Senior Fellow Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP To ring in the New Year, I could quote statistics of how certain feelings benefit your cholesterol levels and pump...

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Trauma’s Rising Public Profile

January 2nd, 2020 // // Tags: , , , ,

By Wesley Gallagher Trauma. It’s a big word with many connotations. Terms like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have entered the American lexicon, tied to news of terrorist...

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The Many Faces of Grief

December 5th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , ,

By Senior Fellow Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP "…Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding…. And could you keep your heart in wonder...

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How Psychodrama Heals Trauma

September 24th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , ,

By Dr. Tian Dayton, Meadows Senior Fellow The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, touted by Oprah Winfrey as one of the most important studies of our time,...

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The Hollower: Childhood Emotional Neglect and Its Effects

March 7th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , ,

Here’s an irony for you: neglect is neglected. In discussions of childhood maltreatment, neglect hovers in the background, included categorically (“abuse and neglect”) but rarely the main focus...

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Write a Love Letter to Your Inner Child

February 13th, 2019 // // Tags: , , ,

Write a love letter to your inner child, to that part of you that is young, playful, innocent and vulnerable. That part of you who you need...

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Growing Up in the Shadow of Addiction

February 11th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , ,

Children who grow up with addiction and the relational trauma that surrounds it can carry the imprint of that pain for the rest of their lives. And...

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Childhood Abuse, Complex Trauma, and Epigenetics

November 8th, 2018 // // Tags: ,

Epigenetics refers to the study of a natural phenomenon and to the phenomenon itself. Epigenetics is the study of the mechanisms that turn on and off the...

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New Focus on Childhood Trauma and Healing for Adults

June 21st, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

I recently came across a blog written by ACEs Connection member Elizabeth Prewitt titled, “For the first time, SAMHSA's annual children’s mental health event focuses on trauma.”...

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What is Child Abuse and Why Does Child Abuse Still Matter in Adulthood?

April 19th, 2018 // // Tags: ,

The Meadows specializes in treating trauma.  Abuse is one form of trauma.  Often times, childhood trauma that occurred because of child abuse is overlooked as a core...

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