PLAY the moment. PAUSE the memories. STOP the pain. REWIND the happiness.

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A well-known meme that reflects reality (and a stabilizing approach) quite well. It usually is supposed to be read like this: PLAY the moment. PAUSE the memories. STOP the pain. REWIND the happiness. With some adaptation, the principles of emotional stabilization can be reflected by this: PLAY the moment - if it is uplifting or constructive. (Playf...
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A Crucial Step Towards Ending Helplessness When Dealing With Emotional Distress & Psychological Trauma

A Crucial Step Towards Ending Helplessness When Dealing With Emotional Distress & Psychological Trauma
The Emotional Stabilization Standard Protocol (ESSP) is the first guideline of its kind that incorporates qualified methods for emotional stabilization that are informed by psychotrauma-therapy. It also reflects an innovative approach to teaching these methods with audio-visual media. The ESSP is a step-by-step instruction on how to ...
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Still not feeling safe from the inside


I wanted to sleep but I couldn't when I remembered what I saw. And I wouldn't sleep, I would stay awake because of how scared I was.   Rasshida, 13 yo ... the 13-year-old Raashida verbalizes, what around 90 percent of the children in these camps feel. Medical care, food and safety - these important traits are given by the aid agencies. Bu...
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"Sleeping pills and nightmares" - Where is effective trauma-therapy?


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“Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud”

“Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud”

​Time has come to breathe new life into The Essential Toolkit . We want to do so by introducing you to our new motto: "Prepare yourself so that you can a rainbow in someone else's cloud". This wonderful metaphor was coined by Dr. Maya Angelou, an even more admirable and impressing woman. Maya Angelou's powerful metaphor allows everyone to comprehen...
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