Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences.
An abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it.
Childhood trauma is an event experienced by a child that threatens their life or bodily integrity. Physical or sexual abuse, for example, can be clearly traumatic for children. One-time events like a car accident, natural disaster (like a hurricane), or medical trauma can take a psychological toll on children as well.
A mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or external or internal demands.
An emotionally significant event or radical change of status in a person's life.
Helping work through the act or process of deciding.
A mood disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies.
Family dynamics refers to the patterns of interactions among relatives, their roles and relationships, and the various factors that shape their interactions.
A movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another.
Grief is the normal process of reacting to the loss. Grief reactions may be felt in response to physical losses or in response to symbolic or social losses. Bereavement is the period after a loss during which grief is experienced and mourning occurs. The time spent in a period of bereavement depends on how attached the person was to the person who died, and how much time was spent anticipating the loss.
The taking care of someone in the manner of a parent.
The act of purposely hurting oneself (as by cutting or burning the skin) as an emotional coping mechanism.
Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and manage your energy states, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that are acceptable and produce positive results such as well-being, loving relationships, and learning.
A deliberate effort to calm oneself. It is an alternative to the use of medications, alcohol, or drugs for managing anxiety and stress, eating disorders, or insomnia.