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Holistic Healing and Trauma Recovery
Esther Goldstein LCSW Trauma Specialist
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Holistic Healing And Trauma Recovery. This Blog Discusses Topics On Trauma, Attachment, Relationships, Grief, Healing, Hope And Connection. My Blogs Are Inspired By My Years Of Practicing Psychotherapy And My Ongoing Passion For Learning And Researching About The Human Mind And Its Profound Healing Capacities.
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Do I need Trauma Therapy? 10 Questions for Clarity
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW, Trauma Specialist
September 17th, 2018
“Don’t you think we all have trauma?” A sweet young woman inquired after we both shared about our professions as we waited on line. I answer , “Yes, most of us have gone through some sort of trauma, however, this does not mean that everyone needs therapy.” She seemed perplexed. A therapist who doesn’t push therapy? To help clarify I explained: “Well, the only reason you need treatment is if your mind an …
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The Silent Wound
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW Trauma Specialist
May 1st, 2018
Characters in this article are fictional, created for the purpose of portraying therapeutic process. "I don't have any specific trauma. I've never been in a car accident and I wasn't bullied when I was little. So then why am I suffering so much on the inside? Why do I feel like the light on the inside is dim? Why do I have a hard time trusting myself and letting others come close?" This confusion exists in many clients who reach out and are brav …
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Better Than Your Parents?
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW Trauma Specialist
February 13th, 2018
The line is thin. The line of appreciating your parents for who they are and who they were as they raised you, while birthing your own inner voice of the kind of parent you want to be for your children.  The reason the line is thin is because, I humbly believe that there is a balance that we need to be cognizant of. Our parents have their stories and so do their parents. We have our hopes, dreams and aspirations as did they. I have neve …
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Satiating the need For Emotional Connection
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW Trauma Specialist
February 5th, 2018
In the past blog I discussed the concept  of emotional hunger.  If you’re in relationships that feel disconnected or where you're left thirsty for real, steady connections, read on.  What are emotional needs? And what does it meant to feel emotionally satiated? Emotional hunger is similar, yet different to physical hunger. Try to remember the last time that you were incredibly hungry. Your tummy grumbled and your digestive tr …
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What is Emotional Hunger?
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW Trauma Specialist
January 30th, 2018
What is this thing we call hunger?  Hunger represents the physiological need to eat food. Feeling satiated is the absence of hunger. Appetite is the desire to eat food. When your belly is empty, the hormone called ghrelin is produced by the stomach triggering a hunger message. Satiety is the feeling of fullness that tells you to stop eating.   Now let's look at emotional  hunger, its sensations and how …
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Supporting The Trauma Survivor. Why Family Support Matters.
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW Trauma Specialist
January 3rd, 2018
I've been approached by gentle, caring parents, family members and siblings of someone who has been through a trauma. They've been asking how to care for their loved one who has been through A big trauma or a small trauma. Here's the thing about trauma; even when it's over, it never really goes away. Yet the need for connection, the ability to love, and the innate desire to be embraced by others and life is always aflame.  Yes, goo …
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#BeyondTheHashtag
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW Trauma Specialist
December 25th, 2017
Just this past week Time magazine published its cover page titled "Person of the Year 2017: The Silence Breakers". In there, Tarana Burke, creator of #metoo speaks about #metoo not just being a moment, rather it's a movement. A time to make a change. Burke speaks of the importance of setting actionable steps in keeping the momentum, to create a rippled effect that will have lasting change on society.

As a trauma therapist I am gratefu …
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