Gabor Mate: On Mind Body Unity

This a a great podcast with Dr. Gabor Mate speaking about trauma, attachment, addiction, parenting and so much more. As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look […]

Can the Legacy of Trauma Be Passed Down Through Generations?

This is a very interesting article outlining some of the research on how trauma can be passed down from one generation to the next.   The consequences of passing down the effects of trauma are huge, even if they are subtly altered between generations. It would change the way we view how our lives in the […]

Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear

I thought I would share this interview with Bessel van der Kolk.  He talks what happens to the brain when a child is exposed to trauma. He suggests that there are ways to heal trauma and specific ways to help someone “feel what is happening in the body and not run away from it,” “be friends with […]

The Impact of Poverty on Children’s Brain Activity

There are many factors that impact the development of the brain. Wijeakumar, Kumar, Reyes, Tiwari & Spencer (2019) found that poverty is one of them. Children from lower-income backgrounds, where mothers also had a low level of education, had weaker brain activity and were more likely to be distracted. Although the impact of adversity on brain […]