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Understanding Triggers

by Doug Cobb :: Healing Center

A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the person back to the event of her/his original trauma.

Triggers are very personal; different things trigger in different people. The survivor may begin to avoid situations and stimuli that they think had triggered the flashback. They will react to this flashback trigger with an emotional intensity similar to that at the time of the trauma. A person


Understanding Stalking

by Sophia Cobb :: Healing Center

STALKING:
A person commits the offense of stalking if they willfully on more than one occasion follows or harasses another person with the intent to:

  1. Place that person in reasonable fear for their safety, or that of their families or close, personal associates. [read more..]

Positive self-affirmations for healing

by Sophia Cobb :: Healing Center

  • I am strong and healthy
  • I am receiving healing in all that I do
  • I feel strong and healthy
  • I am feeling stronger and better now [read more..]



Possible Reactions of Male and Female Incest or other Sexual Assault Survivors

by Doug Cobb :: Healing Center

Note: I include this sections to illustrate the multitude of sometimes contradictory effects that sexual assault survivors experience. This list was created from several lists that compiled responses of many survivors, both male and female. Not all survivors necessarily experience all or even most of these. [read more..]


Coping with PTSD in Family Members

by Doug Cobb :: Healing Center

Coping with PTSD in family members can be a difficult thing to do. The effect of PTSD on family can be great. Studies have shown that families where a parent has PTSD are characterized by more anxiety, unhappiness, marital problems, and behavioral problems among children in the family as compared to families where a parent does not have PTSD. [read more..]


Understanding PTSD

by Doug Cobb :: Healing Center

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that


Understanding Sexual Assault

by Doug Cobb :: Healing Center

Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact or attention achieved by force, threats, bribes, manipulation, pressure, tricks or violence. Sexual assault may be physical or non-physical and includes rape and attempted rape, child molestation and incest, and sexual harassment. [read more..]


Understanding Domestic Violence

by Doug Cobb :: Healing Center

Domestic violence is defined as abuse from a current or former intimate partner, boyfriend, ex-boyfriend, husband, ex-husband, girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, wife, ex-wife. Domestic violence can mean physical abuse