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Are you an Echoist | Beaches Therapy Group

Are you An Echoist?

Humans are hard wired to respond to threats with a “fight, flight, or freeze” response, otherwise known as the sympathetic nervous system activation. Echoists respond to trauma with a fourth, called the “fawn” response, where they pacify the attacker by going along with them rather than fighting back, running away or freezing.

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Back-to-School Anxiety

This time of year, some children experience uneasy feelings related to starting a new school year. While some level of anxiety is normal, excessive or persistent anxiety can become problematic and interfere with a child’s daily life and development. Children lack the vocabulary to express thoughts and feelings like adults. Consequently, back-to-school anxiety often manifests itself in non-verbal ways requiring parents to pay attention to both their behaviour and words to figure out what their child might be going through.

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Healing Intergenerational Trauma | Beaches Therapy Group

Healing Intergenerational Trauma

Healing Intergenerational Trauma is core to breaking the cycle of its transmission down through generations. It starts with a journey of exploration into your family history. Acknowledging your ancestors’ pain, as well as your own with a trauma-informed therapist can help you reshape your emotional and behavioural responses so you can deal with conflict and strife in a healthy way.

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Psychological Harm caused by scammers | Beaches Therapy Group | Photo by Photo by Mikhail Nilov: https://www.pexels.com/photo/a-man-looking-at-a-computer-screen-with-data-6963944/

Psychological Harm Caused By Scammers

Emptied bank accounts are not the only problem associated with scams. The psychological harm suffered by victims is insidious, laced with shame, and rarely discussed in public. Sadly, many victims internalize the trauma and opt to deal with it alone.

Victims of scams must, first and foremost know that they are not alone. The scammers are to blame, just like thieves are in a burglary.

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News-induced Depression | Beaches Therapy Group

News-Induced Depression

News-induced depression is on the rise. Why does this happen? We explore why the human brain has a negativity-bias and how it draws us to negative news stories. We also provide strategies for coping with anxiety caused by the general state of melancholia we see in the world.

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Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) | Beaches Therapy Group | Image byPhoto by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

Highly Sensitive People (HSP)

Highly Sensitive People (HSP) experience heightened sensitivity to physical, emotional or social stimuli because of an overactive Amygdala, the emotional centre of the brain. Positive incidents leave them joyously delirious, but negative ones overwhelm them with anxiety and apprehension. Many can benefit from routine self-care coping strategies to get through the experiences of daily living.

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