Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are negative occurrences in a child’s life that can have a long-lasting impact on health and well-being. They can disrupt neurodevelopment, causing social, emotional, and cognitive impairment. ACEs can also lead to medical and mental health difficulties, including early death. It’s not uncommon to experience ACEs in childhood, so in this article, we discuss what ACEs are and how to best overcome them.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault. - Psychiatry.org
Strategies for Managing Hypoarousal
Learning strategies for managing hypoarousal can help you more effectively respond to stress, improve your capacity for emotional self-regulation, and expand your window of tolerance. When we are in our window of tolerance—or optimal zone—we can respond to life’s demands and challenges with the ability to remain calm, think clearly, and successfully accomplish our day-to-day activities. Extreme stress or trauma can… Read More
Strategies for Decreasing Hyperarousal
Practicing strategies for decreasing hyperarousal can help you better manage stress, learn to self-regulate your emotions, and improve your window of tolerance. The window of tolerance is the optimal zone where we function most effectively in responding to the demands of life. We are calm, able to think clearly, and manage day-to-day activities. The impact of significant stress or trauma can… Read More