Posts made in September, 2014

5 Steps to Rebuilding Confidence after a Physical Trauma

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

5 Steps to Rebuilding Confidence after a Physical Trauma

by Whitney Prestwood, MA, NCC, Clinical Associate   One of the most common casualties of trauma is self-confidence. After a trauma we are thrown into a space where perhaps the world around us hasn’t changed much, but we most certainly have. Hobbies and activities we used to enjoy and were good at can seem alien and near impossible. Truthfully, how could they not? Our sense of security and reality has been altered and, as Walsh (2003) put it, we may struggle with the belief that we have been set back to square one. Loss of confidence can show up in a variety of ways. Perhaps your body...

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Violence in My Friend’s Relationship

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Dear Dr. Jenn, I have a friend who I suspect may be in a relationship with a man who is abusive to her. She has a couple of children with him and I am also worried they might be in danger too. What can I do to help my friend? Dr. Jenn’s Answer – The media has focused attention and channeled outrage over Ray Rice’s incident of domestic violence caught on tape. It also happens that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All of this attention is further evidence that our society is woefully unaware of the seriousness of domestic violence and the prevalence of...

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