8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery:

Take-charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing

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  • Introduction to 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Re...
    by 8keys on April 1, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    Babette talks about the purpose of the book in an interview with site Editor Michael Gavin

  • Trauma, Somatic Experiencing and Peter A...
    by 8keys on April 30, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    Peter Levine describes and demonstrates the Somatic Experiencing approach to trauma

  • KEY 3: Remembering IS NOT REQUIRED
    by 8keys on April 1, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    In the third of the keys from 8 Keys To Safe trauma Recovery Babette explains that you can improve your quality of life and progress in your recovery without being obliged to relieve painful, even unbearable, memories.

  • Key 1 Mindfulness (I)
    by 8keys on April 1, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    Babette describes how mindfulness can help to put you in charge of your own recovery.

  • Key 4 Stop Flashbacks
    by 8keys on April 1, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    Flashbacks are one of the most dramatic and troubling of the many symptoms experienced by those who have undergone trauma. Babette describes how you can learn to bring them under control in the fourth of the 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery.

    by 8keys on April 1, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    Undoing the effects of self-blame, and understanding what really happens to brain and body under the impact of trauma, are part of the fifth of the 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery. Babette explains the importance of recognising your limitations and seeing them with compassion.

  • Key 8 Make Lemonade
    by 8keys on November 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    In the final key, Babette recommends finding ways to overcome the effects of trauma by making a contribution to others when possible.

  • Key 2 (1) You Made It
    by 8keys on April 1, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    "Begin with your epilogue - you made it" Babette describes the second of the 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery, explaining that trauma survivors often do not believe and feel as if they really did survive, and how liberating this realisation - "It really is over! "- can be in your recovery.

  • Brakes & Coca Cola
    by 8keys on September 13, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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    Recovery from trauma and PTSD can be safe. Babette Rothschild, author, lecturer, consultant, and trainer, shows how using the analogy of learning ...

  • Key 5.2 Share Your Shame
    by 8keys on October 26, 2012 at 4:28 AM
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    Continuing with fifth if the 8 Keys To Safe Trauma Recovery, Babette discusses the isolating emotion of shame and the need that trauma survivors commonly have both for contact with others and for fairly apportioning responsibility and blame to others.

  • Key 7 Get Moving
    by 8keys on November 24, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    Getting the body moving is a strategy used by many people who are affected by stress. Babette explains how and when it can be helpful in recovery from trauma.

  • Brain in the Hand
    by 8keys on April 15, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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    Dr. Dan Siegel explains the hand model of the brain.

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