Author Archives: Trauma Recovery Blog

Stress and trauma in children today

Stress and trauma in children today Research suggests that there has been a rise in both the quantity of children affected by traumatic experiences and the severity of the trauma experienced (Cafcass, 2009; Donnelly, 2013). These experiences are shown to … Continue reading

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the brainstem survival

I thought I would share two principles from Bruce Perry, a child psychiatrist who has studied trauma. These principles can help us understand the brain of a person who is traumatised. They are just two of his fundamental principles that … Continue reading

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being a secure base when a traumatised child having a meltdown…

Caring for children is such a privilege and as we approach Mother’s Day, I am reminded yet again what a miracle it is being a mother. There is nothing more wonderful that giving a child a hug, a special present … Continue reading

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The importance of therapy, play and empathy

Therapy is really important for children who have been traumatised. Play and multi sensory experiences are also vital. Children need also need to experience a consistent flow of understanding, care, empathy, attunement, kindness, love, affirmation, listening, time, fun, laughter and … Continue reading

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School needs to be safe; the introduction of Oakside Creative

Traumatised children need therapeutic education centres   As therapists working with children who have experienced different degrees of trauma, we do see encouraging evidence of significant improvement in the children’s lives due to the weekly therapy sessions and the parental … Continue reading

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Starting at the beginning: What is Trauma?

Starting at the beginning: What is Trauma? A simple description of trauma that is that psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security and result in you feeling helpless, alone and vulnerable in … Continue reading

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A new blog

Hi there, This is our new blog site! We want to pack this site out with helpful blogs that enable you to understand more about the recovery from trauma. We will have some guest blogs and the majority of blogs … Continue reading

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