Window of tolerance – why do you find it difficult to cope when traumatised

WHAT IS THE WINDOW OF TOLERANCE? The window of tolerance is the zone of arousal in which you are able to function most effectively.  When you are within this range, you are able to readily receive, process and integrate information and manage everyday life without much difficulty. This optimal window was first named by Dan …

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What is trauma?

Trauma is mostly believed to be caused by a singular “big” event. Like something big that involved severe abuse or neglect. When I started my practice, I noticed a pattern with people who had ‘normal’ or ‘supportive’ families, yet they struggled with severe anxiety or depression. Many were high achievers yet functional addicts. They found …

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What is anxiety?

Think of anxiety as a network of neural clusters in the brain that create an area of association. For example, a piano player will have an area of association that correlates to the hands and feet used to play the instrument. Neuroscientists like to say: “The cells that fire together, wire together.” The more the …

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