Category: Trauma Resources

  • Why It Can Be So Hard to Meet the Needs of a Trauma-Impacted Person, Part 3

    Why It Can Be So Hard to Meet the Needs of a Trauma-Impacted Person, Part 3

    In my last two blogs I invited my readers to begin a process of considering why can be so hard to meet the needs of a trauma-impacted person. I have shared how frustrating it can be, and yet we need to understand how trauma impacts a person’s brain architecture and whole way of living, especially…

  • Why It Can Be So Hard to Meet the Needs of a Trauma-Impacted Person, Part 2

    Why It Can Be So Hard to Meet the Needs of a Trauma-Impacted Person, Part 2

    Last week, I invited readers to consider the fact that it can be much harder to meet the needs of a trauma-impacted person than someone who has not experienced significant trauma. Readers were encouraged to appreciate that trauma-impacted children and adults are different in many ways from those who are not deeply impacted by trauma.…

  • Why It Can Be So Hard to Meet the Needs of a Trauma-Impacted Person, Part One

    Why It Can Be So Hard to Meet the Needs of a Trauma-Impacted Person, Part One

    Needs – we all have them. Some are basic: the need to eat, breathe, sleep, and experience meaningful, loving, and safe relationships. In each stage of life, adults, children, and teens have needs that allow them to grow and develop in several ways: Physically, Intellectually, Emotionally, Socially, what we in LGI call PIES. Needs also…

  • How Childhood Trauma Can Lie Dormant and then Bam! 

    How Childhood Trauma Can Lie Dormant and then Bam! 

    Trauma, and the many ways it can occur, is one of the most important types of information for all of us to understand and appreciate, mostly because it affects nearly everyone and influences our communities and our society in so many powerful ways. According to the research in the outstanding book, The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy:…

  • What Germ Theory Can Teach Us about Trauma Awareness 

    What Germ Theory Can Teach Us about Trauma Awareness 

    Have you recently washed your hands? Had a flu shot? Used Neosporin? Taken an antibiotic? Had a medical procedure and were confident the instruments used had been sterilized? Why? The answer probably is that you are aware that germs need to be killed, otherwise you can get sick or have an infection spread. How would…

  • What Does Trauma-Informed Mean? – The LGI Approach   

    What Does Trauma-Informed Mean? – The LGI Approach   

    In the world of trauma discussions, many individuals and organizations state that they are “trauma-informed.” Lakeside Global Institute (LGI) also considers itself to be a trauma-informed organization. I’m going to share the 21 qualities we embrace that we believe allows us to say that we are indeed trauma-informed. Other organizations may have their own list…

  • Why Deep Breathing Exercises Can Activate Panic in a Traumatized Person

    Why Deep Breathing Exercises Can Activate Panic in a Traumatized Person

    This blog contains information that is very personal for me. I experienced a fairly traumatic childhood with an ACEs score (Adverse Childhood Experiences) over four. If you want to do some research on the Adverse Childhood Experiences research, go to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) (cdc.gov) As the movement of encouraging people to do mindful breathing…

  • How Children Grieve, Part Two

    How Children Grieve, Part Two

    In my last blog, I shared some information on how children grieve and what they need from adults. In this blog I am sharing some specific information about what can happen for children who are very young, school-aged, and teens. Much of the information comes from the book Growing Up with Divorce: Helping Your Child…

  • How Children Grieve

    How Children Grieve

    In my previous two blogs I invited readers to learn more about the subject of grief and loss. Having recently completed writing curriculum for a 3-hour workshop on the subject, I became aware that it’s so important to inform readers how the power grief can affect their lives and some of the ways to respond…