" I cannot recommend Lara highly enough, as a wise, compassionate witness and guide.
Grief yields to gratitude, for these experiences, all of them."
Öcean MacConnell Liff-Anderson
Your Family History
Successful therapy begins with taking a thorough life history including:
Explore your childhood including significant losses, attachment history, and experiences of abuse or neglect
Identify strengths and resources from your childhood and family.
Look at significant events across generations that can lead to the transgenerational transmission of trauma
Resilience informed therapy takes into account the physiological and neurobiological underpinnings of post trauma reactions and uses this information to navigate through treatment.
Awareness of your physiological response to trauma helps you make informed choices about your health care.
Explore polyvagal theory and PTSD
Learn more about the neurobiology of trauma
Reprocess traumatic events
Resilience informed therapy attends to the impact of unresolved PTSD on physical health.
Explore how Natural Vagus Nerve Stimulation can help.
Integrate Therapeutic Yoga and mindfulness into treatment
As human beings we cannot fully be understood outside of the context of our relationships, social situations, and cultural experiences . Therefore, resilience informed therapy takes a close look at the presence or lack of current support systems and emphasizes reducing isolation.
Look at cultural elements of trauma including experiences of discrimination and oppression
Realize your Potential
Processing disturbing or traumatic life events can facilitate growth and a greater sense of purpose, helping you fulfill your potential.
Resilience Informed Therapy for Complex-PTSD
You can heal whether you are in recovery from a single traumatic event or from ongoing childhood abuse or neglect. Remember:
You are not broken, in need of fixing. Rather, you are deeply hurt, in need of care.