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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Bloom Where You’re Planted: What Haze Mabry, an Elementary School Janitor, Has to Teach Us About Leading a Happy Life

April 15th, 2019 // // Tags: , , ,

Haze Mabry has much to teach us when it comes to leading a happy life. A few days ago this story by Allison Klein, editor of Washington...

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How Modern Lifestyles Activate Ancient Stress Responses

March 13th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

Do you feel fried, get easily irritated, or sink into negative states of mind faster than you used to? Do you want to collapse and cocoon at...

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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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‘Tis the season of celebration

December 19th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

‘Tis the season of celebration. The landscape of our everyday lives is transformed with the glow of candles, jingle of bells, fragrance of pine and spice, wrapping...

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Surviving Harvey And Dealing With Trauma After A Disaster

November 15th, 2018 // // Tags: ,

“This is one of the largest disasters America has ever faced,” stated Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas. By now you have seen the news accounts and photographs...

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Religious Trauma in Childhood

November 13th, 2018 // // Tags:

Though some observers argue that we live in a “secular age,” religion remains central in many Americans’ lives. More than half of us describe ourselves as “religious”...

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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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