Jessica York

Recognizing a Trauma Response- and Responding with Love

A trauma response is any reaction that serves to protect us from what we perceive as a threat due to our past lived experiences. They often include emotions, body sensations, thoughts, and behaviors. They are instinctual, learned, and come from the part of our brains concerned with survival – the amygdala. Trauma responses and what can trigger them are as unique as the person.

4 Grounding Tools to Calm the Chaos

What are grounding tools and how do I use them? They can help you exit an unwanted flashback, decrease anxiety, escape the impulse to engage in addictive behavior, to settle down from overwhelming emotion, or get reconnected to your body. They are also helpful for sexual trauma triggers, emotional