Somatic Experiencing 101

“I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening—a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation. I have little doubt that as individuals, families,…

Expanding Your Window of Tolerance: Understanding the Optimal State for Emotional Well-being and Healthy Relationships

Have you ever experienced a day when a seemingly minor inconvenience suddenly morphs into an unbearable burden? Perhaps you have been consumed by an intense rage that caused you to take out your frustration on a loved one inadvertently. Alternatively, you may have felt emotionally numb and disconnected during a crisis. If any of these…

Understanding EMDR

One of the hardest questions to answer when seeking out psychotherapy is “what type of therapy is right for me?” There are so many evidence-based modalities to choose from, and it can quickly become overwhelming to decide which one you should seek out. One approach that can be incredibly beneficial – while also being very…

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma

Note: This article is primarily intended to be a resource for mental health professionals who are treating individuals impacted by a history of trauma and who are seeking additional evidence-based tools to support their work. If you are not a mental health professional, you may also find this article helpful in learning more about the…

Applying DBT to the Treatment of Trauma: Trauma Explained

Note: This article is primarily intended to be a resource for mental health professionals who are treating individuals impacted by a history of trauma and who are seeking additional evidence-based tools to support their work. If you are not a mental health professional, you may also find this article helpful in learning more about the…

Wildflower Stands Against Racism

Dear Wildflower Community, At Wildflower, we condemn all forms of racial injustice. As human beings and mental health professionals, we are horrified and heartbroken by police brutality, racialized violence, systemic oppression, and injustice experienced by Black people. We vehemently oppose a system that continuously oppresses and traumatizes Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We stand…

Why Is Oprah Talking About Trauma-Informed Care?

On March 11, 2018, Oprah hosted a “60-Minutes” piece on CBS that explored childhood trauma and the lifelong impact it can have on people. Oprah called her experience learning about trauma-informed care “life-changing.” What is the big deal? Why should we care? What Oprah discovered and shared stems from a 1998 CDC and Kaiser Permanente…

Preeclampsia Foundation Champions for Change 2018 Summit

Preeclampsia Foundation is a tremendously impactful nonprofit organization whose mission is to: “reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving healthcare practices.“ The Foundation convened its community of experts, patients, and dedicated volunteers for the 2018…