An Introduction to Guided Meditation

Written by: Maia McCoy, MSW, Victim Services Coordinator What is guided meditation, and how can it help trauma survivors? Meditation is the practice of paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations from a place of non-judgment. Guided meditation is meditation in which the practitioner follows the lead of a teacher or audio guide. The…

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A Day in the Life of a Trauma Therapist

A Day in the Life of a Trauma Therapist By: Michelle Pauley, Mental Health Therapist, Victim Support Services When I tell people that I am a Trauma Therapist serving the students of a local high school that experienced a mass shooting, I usually hear something like “wow, that must be really hard”.  While I like…

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When Tragedy Strikes Close to Home

Our instant news culture makes the world feel like a very small place. Incidences of violence from around the country may be shocking and disturbing but all too often lately, the violence has been very close to home. From Marysville to Mukilteo and now in Burlington, tragedy and traumatic loss lie heavy on our hearts.…

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