Thriving Beyond Complex Trauma
RE/ACT: Recovery Education for Addictions and Complex Trauma Tools & Resources are available upon request, many of which are free! Otherwise, browse the directory below for recent insights and quizzes to build your awareness about Complex Trauma, healing, addictions and mental health.
Introduction To Basic Needs
June 12, 2020
“The fact is that people are good. Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behaviour.” – Abraham Maslow Abraham Maslow’s theory on the hierarchical needs is categorized into 5 parts. By taking a deeper dive into them, we can see that Maslow categorized these […]
RELINK – The First Book by Tim Fletcher
May 29, 2020
“Having an addiction is like sitting under a large pile of rocks. The rocks, are shame. My shame. The first days when I learned about Complex Trauma, it was like someone taking one rock away at a time so a little bit of light could seep in, and I could begin to find myself.” June […]
A Bit More About Brain Development
May 8, 2020
“Of all the mammals, we humans have the least mature brain at birth. Early in their infancy other new born animals perform tasks far beyond the capabilities of human babies. A horse, for example, can run on its first day of life. Not for a year and a half or more can most humans muster […]
What is Complex Trauma?
May 7, 2020
Imagine you are driving a car. It’s just you in the driver’s seat, and the roadway lies ahead. After driving a short distance, you realize something is wrong. Your car isn’t running properly. People on the side of the road begin staring and pointing at you. So you pull over to a restoration shop at […]
Complex Trauma and Brain Development
“An MRI study in 2002 looked at the white matter in the brain of dozens of cocaine addicts from youth to middle age, in comparison with the white matter of nonusers. The brain’s grey matter contains the cell bodies of nerve cells; their connecting fibres, covered by fatty white tissue, form the white matter. As […]