Trauma

Neurobiology of Trauma: How Traumatic Experiences Affect the Brain and Body

Have you ever wondered about the physical components of trauma and how it affects the body? Underneath the surface, many different things could occur when dealing with trauma.  The neurobiology of trauma involves understanding how traumatic experiences can profoundly impact the brain and body. Trauma is a distressing, frightening, or overwhelming situation that can lead to long-lasting emotional and physiological effects.  The brain and body’s …

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Navigating Intergenerational Trauma & Breaking the Cycle

Have you ever noticed certain traits or beliefs carried down from one generation to another within your family line? This blog post delves into the complex and vital issue of intergenerational trauma. Intergenerational trauma refers to transferring trauma, often from historical events or significant experiences, from one generation to another. This can profoundly affect individuals, families, and communities, impacting mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. …

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Treating Trauma: Therapeutic Approaches for Healing and Recovery

Updated: May 29, 2024 Dealing with trauma can be challenging and deeply personal. It’s important to find the right kind of support to help you heal. At Firefly Therapy, our team is dedicated to offering a variety of therapeutic techniques tailored to your needs. Each method aims to address the unique aspects of your experiences, guiding you through a compassionate healing journey. Our therapists are …

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Dealing With the Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect

Understanding Childhood Emotional Neglect Childhood emotional neglect refers to the failure of caregivers adequately meet a child’s emotional needs, such as providing love, support, and validation. This can lead to experiencing trauma at a very young age, which has long-lasting effects on one’s life. Most importantly, childhood emotional neglect can disrupt the relationship with oneself at a very young age, instilling beliefs such as, “I’m …

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When Shame Shows Up

If I feel in any way vulnerable, other people’s silence can feel like punishment. Yesterday, I had trouble breathing, concentrating, engaging in anything. This was my go-to response in childhood. The feelings of abandonment manifest as acute physical pain in my chest, and then I essentially go numb.  Yesterday morning and afternoon I spent in this state. I distracted myself mostly by watching movies and …

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