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Reforming Trauma Coaching explores trauma recovery and the theory of Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG).

During the mid-90’s, psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun suggested that individuals who had endured significant trauma, either singularly or repeatedly, would experience positive growth afterwards.

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Reforming Trauma Coaching's 5 tips for effective goal setting.

When people have experienced trauma, depression or are just in a slump and motivation is hard to come by, the biggest mistake they make when trying to set goals is not recognising their current state.

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Would you like to be more assertive?

The ability to be assertive is a fundamental communication skill which can help you to express yourself more efficiently.

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Is there a link between childhood Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and childhood Conduct Disorder (CD)?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) characterises Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) as a childhood behavioural problem consisting primarily of disobedience and hostility in pre-teen children.

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Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD): What is it and how can it be treated?

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is a condition whereby an infant or young child was not provided the opportunity to form healthy and secure attachments with their primary care givers (i.e., mothers, fathers, grandparents, pre-school teachers, etc).

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The four stages of PTSD

This stage occurs immediately following exposure to a traumatic event. The aftermath of a traumatic event leaves an individual confused and struggling to come to grips with what has occurred.

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Reforming Trauma Coaching explores factors which can exacerbate or mitigate the negative effects of trauma exposure.

Trauma, whether it be emotional, psychological or physical, damages the psyche and can, if left untreated, disrupt daily functioning and coping. The degree to which one experiences the negative effects of trauma can be exacerbated by risk factors or mitigated by protective factors.

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Is narcissism the consequence of the ego dystonic interpretation of the fight, flight, fawn and freeze (FFFF) responses?

It is possible that the cognitive dissonance between the instinctual flee or freeze response and societies perception of what behaviours constitute strong and weak behaviours leads to the creation of insecurity and the subsequent creation of narcissistic defences.

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How to use the principles of gambling to improve intimate relationships.

How do they do this? TEAMWORK. Ideally, both parties come into the relationship with the mindset of “This person is taking a risk on me. The odds are against them somewhat because they don’t really know me all that well. What actions can I perform to help increase these odds in their favour and thus make this risk/gamble more appealing to him/her?”

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Psychological hardiness, stress and trauma: A look at how these three constructs are intimately related.

The ‘3C’s’ of psychological hardiness (commitment, control, challenge) supplies an individual with the courage and the willingness to dedicate oneself to transforming stressful events and situations from unwanted and feared catastrophes into needed and desired opportunities for learning, development and growth (Maddi, 2004).

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Exploring trauma bonding and dysfunctional family relationships: Is it love or fear that keeps you going back for more?

Trauma bonding is the bond which is created as the consequence of intense and prolific emotional experiences with a toxic person. The manipulator in a relationship uses mental, physical or emotional abuse to create a trauma bond which, ultimately, serves to keep the other party from escaping the relationship.

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Reforming Trauma Coaching: The narcissist and the butterfly.

What does a narcissist and a butterfly have in common?

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