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What is a trigger and why does it happen?

Triggers can be tricky to understand.

If you're human, you get triggered. I get triggered. We all get triggered. Triggers are part of the emotional experience on this world. However, in order to live a flexible and healthy life, we want to help you demystify your personal triggers so that you can understand them. Doing this will help you heal and learn to cope better in response to the next ones that come up. 

What is a trigger?

A trigger is the feeling you get when something happens and you have a sudden flood of negative feelings. For example, someone makes a half joking-half mean comment, and it hits a raw spot for you, and you feel destabilized by anxiety, shame, doubt, panic or sadness for the rest of the day.

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Trauma Therapy Demystified - part 2

 Seeking relief from your anxiety and trauma? Reach out to Esther Goldstein LCSW and Trauma Expert to being healing today. Book at her Cedarhurst Office in Long Island, NY.

Continuing upward on the stairwell of trauma healing is Phase Two, referred to by Herman as Remembrance and Mourning. This phase often involves treating the traumatic memory, by form of narrative processing or by working through secondary side effects that have been left on the mind, body or soul. Somatic psychotherapy, EMDR, expressive arts, IFS, TF-CBT and Ego State work, amongst other modalities, have been scientifically proven effective in treating memories without diving too deeply into the narrative, avoiding the risk of re-traumatization.


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Trauma Therapy Demystified - part 1

Seeking relief from anxiety and trauma symptoms? Reach out to Esther Goldstein Anxiety and Trauma Expert in Long Island New York. Click here to schedule your first session.

"I’ve been to therapy most of my life, and I feel like there’s this alluring concept of getting better”.

Allison sits across me, her body tight, shoulders leaned forward. I remember the first time we met, her eyes had darted across the room looking for danger, feeling hyper-vigilant, her body stuck in fight and flight response.


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