Understanding Trauma: Breaking Free From Trauma

In this week's post, we have been focusing on breaking free from trauma! Though many of us have dealt with this or know someone who has very few of us actually take the steps needed to get out of the situation they are in. This is why here at Renew Counseling we are major advocates for seeking help when needed!...[ read more ]

Understanding Trauma: Breaking Free from Trauma (Coping Mechanisms)

After last week's small break from the series we are back on track for our Understanding Trauma Series. In this post, we will highlight an article for the American Psychological Association which deals with HEALTHY coping mechanisms for dealing with Trauma. The word "healthy" is very important to highlight because there are hundreds of thousands of coping mechanisms one can...[ read more ]

Renew Counseling- Adult Personal Growth Group

Renew Counseling is now offering an Adult Personal Growth Group! If you are interested in being a part of this amazing opportunity, please reach out to Natalie Decker using the information below!

Creating Boundaries (Interpersonal Relationships)

Creating boundaries is an important skill to have especially as a teen and young adult. In a previous blog post, I have touched on the topic of saying no and the actual freedom that can come from writing down, mentally or physically, your boundaries, knowing what you have hard lines against. However, boundaries are not only set when you are...[ read more ]

Understanding Trauma: Childhood Trauma (Ted Talk)

This week we focused on the symptoms of trauma. We highlighted common symptoms and also more specific ones that dealt with PTSD. Below is a Ted Talk by Gina Heumann that highlights childhood trauma and how it affects EVERYONE. Below is the link to the Ted Talk, and as said in the first blog post for this week if you...[ read more ]

Understanding Trauma: Symptoms of Trauma pt.2

The NHS has an amazing article called "Symptoms- Post-traumatic stress disorder". This is more of a scholarly article, but it focuses more on the specific symptoms that come from trauma and goes more in-depth into what these symptoms are like for those experiencing it! https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/symptoms/

Understanding Trauma: Symptoms of Trauma

In this week's installment of "Understanding Trauma," we will focus on the symptoms of trauma. Below is a list of symptoms of trauma created by Healthline. This will help to highlight some of the major physical and mental symptoms of trauma. Emotional & psychological symptoms: Shock, denial, or disbelief Confusion, difficulty concentrating Anger, irritability, mood swings Anxiety and fear Guilt,...[ read more ]

Understanding Trauma: What Causes Trauma

Below is an article by Psych Guide that focuses on symptoms and causes and effects of trauma. This is an amazing article to help better understand the causes of trauma! Check out the article below to get a more informed view on trauma and how to tackle it in your life and others! https://www.psychguides.com/trauma/

Understanding Trauma: What Causes Trauma (Risk Factors)

As I stated in the previous blog post we talked about the causes of trauma from a psychodynamic standpoint. Below is an infographic that gives a basic overview of biological factors that are considered risk factors of Trauma.

Understanding Trauma: What Causes Trauma

TIn this part of the understanding trauma series, we will touch upon what causes trauma. There is no clear-cut definition of what causes trauma, two different people can go through the same "life-changing" event and end with completely different outcomes. What moments and events in our lives that turn out to be traumatic usually depend on multiple factors surrounding the...[ read more ]

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