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My blog, essays and articles feature stories on healing from trauma, coping with disorder and practicing mindfulness

Oct 31st 2022

10 Ways to Connect to Our Interoceptive Sense to Help With PTSD

October 31, 2022|Categories: Essays|

I didn’t know I was having a fight-or-flight response. For 23 years. A response that sent me flying outside of my body — dissociating — every time I became triggered. When there was too much sensory input. When I became too overwhelmed. Every time something took me back to my childhood. To my trauma. While living in a fight-or-flight state, I wasn’t connected to my body. Which led to many extreme complications. Complications like fainting, having high fevers, rashes, hives, [...]

CPTSD, Fight-or-flight Response, PTSD and Trauma: Practicing Meditation to Reconnect to Yourself (+8 Tips)

I’ve been practicing meditation for close to 20 years. A practice that has changed my life. A practice that I call a practice because that’s what you have to do. You have to practice. Every day. It’s a commitment. [...]

Anxiety, CPTSD, PTSD and Fear: Learning to Separate Anxiety from Intuition (Plus 4 Tricks for Distinguishing Between the Two)

I’m in my second trimester of pregnancy, and I’m not feeling the baby yet.* A very fear-inducing feeling. An all-consuming feeling. And while I can sometimes quiet my fears, it’s easy to let them rule me. To let them lead [...]

“Loved reading this Jenna, what a great explanation of how your OT helped you. I have taken a few tips for a client of mine I am treating at the moment! Great post. Cheers!”


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