Photo by Luis Galvez on Unsplash The groundbreaking Adverse Childhood Experience study was a major study of more than 17,000 people to find out if there is a correlation between traumatic events in childhood and adult health. ACE’s are events during childhood that happened either to you or to a parent. Traumatic events include: sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional … Continue reading The Adverse Childhood Experience Study – and how it impacts how we think about trauma.
And how we try to escape the wounds from childhood. Sam ColemanMar 3 · 4 min read Photo by Larm Rmah on Unsplash When we are born we develop an attachment to a caregiver. It is our biological need to seek security and care as well as a protective factor. John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth were the pioneers of … Continue reading How our Early Attachments and experiences may influence our addiction.
It’s time to drop the stigma and view addiction through a compassionate lens. Sam ColemanFeb 13 · 5 min read Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe that they can be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours.” Gabor Maté In the Realm of Hungry … Continue reading The Trauma behind the addiction.
This article discusses what happens in our brains during and after a traumatic incident.