Symptom Explainer: Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are unwanted, cognitively and emotionally disruptive thoughts. These thoughts are characteristic of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive class disorders. They are also found in mood, eating, trauma & addiction disorders. Intrusive thoughts are usually thoughts about actions, scenarios or fears the person finds upsetting and often taboo in their culture. Common topics include inappropriate … Continue reading Symptom Explainer: Intrusive Thoughts


Reparenting is a therapeutic method as well as a general healing technique. It’s useful when parents fail to help children form healthy self-concepts, self-monitor and regulate and have autonomy. Domains of reparenting. Accountability: You take responsibility for your actions. You apologize and/or make amends when you’ve harmed another. But done with positive and self-respect and without … Continue reading Reparenting

Coping Skills: Obsessive Thoughts

Table of Contents What Are Obsessive ThoughtsSkills in The MomentBreak The SpiralTrauma SkillsKatniss SkillAffirmationsSomatic Skills2 to 1 BreathingSensory Integration ToolsProgressive Muscle Relaxation Radical Acceptance Long Term Skills What are obsessive thoughts? Obsessive thinking is an inability to control and cope with recurring, distressing thoughts, and images. The process may be mildly distracting or absorbing. Obsessive … Continue reading Coping Skills: Obsessive Thoughts

Informational Article: Hyperarousal & Hypoarousal

Hyper and hypoarousal are the two dysregulated states of the autonomic nervous system. These states are connected to the Fight-Flight-Freeze-Fawn/Fold response. "Fight & Flight" are states of hyperarousal, "Freeze" is a split response and "Fawn/Fold" is a state of hypoarousal. Arousal refers to the level of stress and type of activity our central nervous system … Continue reading Informational Article: Hyperarousal & Hypoarousal

Coping Skills Masterposts: Panic Attacks, Flashbacks & Dissociation

Table of Contents The BasicsBreathing SkillsCalm Breathing2-to-1 BreathingGrounding SkillsStatements of PresenceBody EngagementBody Scan5-4-3-2-1 SkillB.O.L.R.A.IGrounding ObjectsKatniss SkillBilateral StimulationBilateral TappingMeditative WalkProgressive Muscle RelaxationMisc. Coping SkillsMovementSplash Cold WaterDistraction The Basics Feel emotions & have thoughts. When we deal with flashbacks and panic attacks we tend to want to make the emotions go away or immediately stop the anxious … Continue reading Coping Skills Masterposts: Panic Attacks, Flashbacks & Dissociation