Letting Go of Childhood Trauma

A client asked me the other day “How do I really let go of all this shit?” My response was to ask her some questions requiring further self analysis. Really though I was stumped by the inquiry. I don’t have a quick easy DBT trick for this like I do in a lot of situations.Continue reading “Letting Go of Childhood Trauma”

When Love Doesn’t Fit the Facts: Part I

Originally posted February 5, 2019 on http://www.jamieschmidtlpc.com/blogI started doing some website maintenance today & realized I wrote this exactly a year ago. Whoo life sure is cyclical! February is upon us. With Valentine’s Day just a little more than a week a way, I thought I would do a short series of posts about loveContinue reading “When Love Doesn’t Fit the Facts: Part I”

PTSD 101: Fight, Flight & Freeze – Surviving a Freeze

I had a full-blown PTSD Freeze moment yesterday.   I’ll be honest, it caught me off guard.  For the past month, I have not experienced any of the physical effects of my C-PTSD.  A change I contribute that to reaching the apex of my trauma work mid-December.  Physically I’ve felt the difference. I am no longer fighting night terrors orContinue reading “PTSD 101: Fight, Flight & Freeze – Surviving a Freeze”

Is Trauma Stopping you from Realizing your New Year Resolutions?

I think it’s the most amazing little nod from the universe that the end of the holiday shopping season coincides with the beginning of the new calendar year.  We go from the time of year when we feel least centered and balanced, to a time when (very briefly at least) we have a completely clean slate.  Continue reading “Is Trauma Stopping you from Realizing your New Year Resolutions?”

Trauma 101: Before You Start Trauma Journey

As scary as the journey can be. The path out of that hell is to choose to face the darkness. For those who are engaging in your own trauma work as part of their 2020 intentions, I’d like to share a few guideposts from my own journey.