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The Role of Mindful Self-Compassion in Trauma Care for Adults

Posted on May 15, 2012 in Cherie L. Spehar, empowerment category

TLC GUEST BLOGGER: Cherie L. Spehar, LCSW, CTS, CTC

What is Mindful Self-Compassion?

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Experience Matters

Posted on May 1, 2012 in assembly category

TLC Guest Blogger: Annette Miner, CWY, CTC-S, CYC

You want to relate to trauma as an experience, not as a diagnostic category.” – Dr. William Steele

Trauma is not in the event, but in the experience of the event. It is not the understanding of trauma that heals, but the addressing of the experience of the trauma that heals.”  – David Grill, MFT

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Experience Matters!

Posted on April 16, 2012 in adolescents category

Developmental Trauma

Posted on January 16, 2012 in developmental trauma, family category

TLC Guest Blogger: Jean West, LCSW, CTC-S, CT

Most parents are aware of the basic needs of children. They need to be kept warm, dry and fed! However, there are other needs that must be met that are just as critical for children to be able to grow and thrive, including social and emotional needs.  Children require “energetic attunement,” which includes the following:

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How to Teach Self-Compassion to Children

Posted on January 6, 2012 in adolescents category

by Miki Tesh, LSCW

Imagine this ….

You feel terrible about something. You might be overly critical of yourself, maybe even more critical than you would of a friend or a stranger.  You feel like if you are self-critical, it will keep you “inline” and make things better.         

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Explaining the Brain – Teaching Trauma Playfully

Posted on December 16, 2011 in art therapy category

TLC Guest Blogger: Cherie L. Spehar, MSW, LCSW, CTS

Expressive Play Therapy serves as a bridge between the important steps we use with TLC’s Trauma Intervention Program and the facilitation and externalization of the feelings those interventions elicit. One of my favorite ways to synergize both is when we reach the point of teaching trauma.

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