Trauma Effects

This quote goes well with a concept about parts we’ve been mulling over. It goes like this: “If a part of a person/personality is really extreme, it’s likely to be burdened.” I’m sure there are exceptions to this idea, but it seems like for the most part when you see extremeness in yourself, a system […]

Emotional Health, Healing, IFS, Trauma Effects

March 18, 2024

Extremes in Personality- IFS Insight

Having fights and tension between burdened internal parts is JUST as common as having them in your actual family system! While managers and firefighters are both protective parts— they handle the pain of our vulnerable parts VERY differently. Managers try to be proactive and preventative…..but when the pain of our wounds inevitably seeps into the […]

IFS, Therapy, Trauma Effects

February 20, 2024

When Your Parts are Angry At Each Other

Fear is a powerful lens that potently shapes what we view through it.

Emotional Health, Healing, Nervous System, Trauma Effects

November 23, 2023

Fear is a Powerful Lens

This shield was for your protection, but once the actual threat has passed, it becomes a hindrance to your flourishing. (The memory of the threat stays alive and active in the body long after the acute threat has passed, until it experiences resolution). Not only are the hard emotions like grief, shame, regret, heartache, (sometimes […]

Trauma Effects, Uncategorized

April 3, 2023

Trauma’s Shield

Going back on boundaries that you’ve set is not at all uncommon. Sometimes this is because the boundary was made out of reactivity, not careful consideration of how best to meet our needs for safety and connection. Upon reconsideration, we pivot and recommunicate our needs. However, A LOT of the time, when someone forsakes a […]

Boundaries, Emotional Health, Trauma Effects

March 30, 2023

Going Back on Boundaries

🗣”A normal response to an abnormal situation”. We have shared that statement so often with people who feel so much shame, self-loathing, + hopelessness about how they engage with themselves/the world. The research on PTSD in the last couple of decades has been nothing short of REMARKABLE. Such a better understanding we now hold on […]

Trauma Effects

March 20, 2023

Post Traumatic Stress Response

At FLOURISH, we believe that ALL healthcare fields should be appropriately trauma-informed. In the 15 years we’ve been in helping fields, we have seen the wreckage left in the wake of providers + practitioners who do not understand what trauma is, nor the impacts of trauma on the human body. Are you sick of being […]

Trauma Effects

March 20, 2023


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