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Domestic Abuse: 5 Control Tactics and How to Counter Them

By Jocelyn St.Cyr, LICSW

Being in a toxic relationship often feels like standing in the middle of a thick fog. In that type of hazy environment, you can’t sense directions, you don’t know what’s up…

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Five Reasons Why Couples Counseling Doesn’t Work For Abuse [Video]

By Jocelyn St.Cyr, LICSW

Have you gone to couples counseling to address your partner’s abuse? If you have, and it didn’t help (or made things worse), you are not alone. Couples Counseling is usually…

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Five Reasons Why Couples Counseling Doesn’t Work For Abuse [Video]

Have you gone to couples counseling to address your partner’s abuse? If you have, and it didn’t help (or made things worse), you are not alone. Couples Counseling is usually…
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Common Abuse Tactics You May Not Know About [Video]

In this video, Jocelyn talks about three common abuse tactics that are often not discussed in the public.  Have you heard of these before? This video was originally posted LIVE…
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fog sitting over a lake

Domestic Abuse: 5 Control Tactics and How to Counter Them

Being in a toxic relationship often feels like standing in the middle of a thick fog. In that type of hazy environment, you can’t sense directions, you don’t know what’s up…
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Grounding Techniques: Individualized Coping Skills That Really Work

As discussed in the article “Trauma Survivors: Why Relaxation Skills Don’t Work and What to Do Instead”, grounding techniques* are different from relaxation techniques because they have a different aim.…
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Why Relaxation Techniques Don’t Work for Trauma & What to Do Instead

There it is again. That familiar feeling. Maybe it was triggered by a smell, a look, a sound, a certain phrase, a tone of voice, or the way someone treated…
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Getting Through A Trauma Anniversary

It happens every year. A thick fog sets in all around you. There’s a heavy depression you can feel deep in your bones. You realize that despite all the work you’ve…
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How Anger Heals Us

Jocelyn St.Cyr, LICSW So many of us have convinced ourselves that it’s wrong to feel angry. We shouldn’t feel angry, we think, because there are healthier ways to respond when something is…
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When the World Hurts & You’re Feeling Triggered

As a New Yorker who experienced 9/11, I often find myself feeling triggered by large-scale community tragedies. Whether it’s coverage of a terrorist attack, or a mass shooting, etc… four…
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Who Am I Now? Rediscovering Yourself After Trauma

Who Am I Now? Rediscovering Yourself After Trauma

After the fog clears from a painful relationship, a loss, or some other traumatic experience, you’ll suddenly realize you have no idea who you are anymore. Even though it’s scary…
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The 7 Healthy Habits of Trauma Survivors

The 7 Healthy Habits of Trauma Survivors

Fact: You CAN heal from trauma. You can live a full and meaningful life, even with what’s happened in your past.  If you listen to the stories of other trauma…
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What To Do When You Feel Worthless

Jocelyn St.Cyr, LICSW Sometimes you feel so down and alone that you wonder if anyone really cares about you. Perhaps you question why so much bad has happened to you,…
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How to Care for Your Loved One with PTSD

Jocelyn St.Cyr, LICSW How to Care for Your Loved One with PTSD When you have a loved one dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, it can sometimes be…
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