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Trauma and Transformation 12 Steps

Trauma and Transformation : Steps


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What's Trauma got to do with it??!! Please join us on Sunday at 11:00am EST. This is a NEW Sunday morning talk show!! This week's topic: Rivka Edery, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., tackles the all-important subject of trauma, and why society needs to take a very close look at this matter. Guest Call In: (914) 338-0673 or online: www.blogtalkradio.com/rivkaedery Clinical social worker Rivka Edery, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., author of “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide”, will address why a conversation on this subject is especially critical, and why some people shy away from participating in this dialogue. While we may agree that having an open dialogue is critical, the barriers are ever-present, and it’s time to explore why. For more information on your host, listen to her previous radio show interviews, podcasts, read blog articles, and more, please visit her website: http://www.rivkaedery.com

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SOUL-PAINPain is a response, an internal expression of your hurt and wound. Pain can be hidden and create a silent suffering that no one knows but the survivor. Pain can also be revealed by the survivor in ways in which they... more

You start your recovery process with identifying, and relating to a Higher Power as you understand this Power. This understanding, in partnership with applying time-tested principles, puts you in touch with that power greater than yourself.... more

Step Eleven is the daily practice and experience of deepening your awareness of your Higher Power through prayer and meditation. You are capable of prayer and meditation, regardless of your background or history. If you set aside the time... more

Step Ten is not about maintenance, because there is a rule in our universe that nothing ever stays the same. All living matter is either in a process of growing or in the process of regressing. Up until now, if you followed the first nine... more

Step Nine is no different than the other steps, and it reminds you once again, that you cannot overcome personal difficulty alone. You have prayer as your constant companion to get you through. You pray for the willingness to be willing,... more

Step Eight is about unfinished business. This step sets the stage for you to relate to yourself and others in a new way. The first order of business here is to define “harm” and “amends”. Harm includes the following: damage, impairment, wound,... more

Step Seven is about humility (realistic, selfless, and modest) and asking for help to make the changes you are now prepared for. Consider Step Seven as a portal into openness for change. Once you take Step Seven, you step out of the... more

When I first attempted this step, I had two immediate thoughts: 1) How and why would my Higher Power “remove” anything from me, and 2) What would I feel like if I were “entirely ready” to give up all my “defects”? I felt that if I would... more

At first glance, you may feel absolutely resistant when you look at this step. How can I let someone find out about me? You may feel fear, dread, anticipation of rejection and humiliation if anyone knows of your past or “secrets”. Perhaps you... more

Most survivors, unless they are in a crisis, do not put much thought into what happened; the people, places, things, and reactions to events that have long-shaped their life. But if you have not yet taken a look at what traumata... more