Tag: brain changes

The Effect of Trauma on the Developing Brain

Child abuse is a rampant epidemic in the United States with millions of kids getting hurt every day. The ramifications of this abuse and neglect are long-lasting and possibly permanent. What happens in the brains of traumatized children? The answer is that a traumatized child’s brain shrinks, and certain...

Trauma and the Developing Brain

Childhood trauma does horrendous things to a child’s mind, body, and psyche. Why? What does it change in the developing brain, and how? This article shall explore neurotransmitters and how they affect the different brain regions of a child and how these effects can be felt into adulthood. We...

Your Brain and Dissociative Identity Disorder

You struggle with the devastating symptoms of dissociative identity disorder (DID), dealing with the emotional, relational, and economic consequences every day. However, have you ever wondered what is going on in your brain when you live with dissociative identity disorder?   This article will explore how the brain is...

The Healing Effects on the Brain from Mindfulness, Prayer, and Meditation

Previous posts have focused on how mindfulness, prayer, and meditation can help complex trauma survivors climb from the pit of despair into the sunshine of healing. In this last piece, we shall examine the neuroscience behind mindfulness, prayer, and meditation plus tie up any loose ends. Changes in the...

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Fall

Life as a multiple has many aspects that we share in common with others who live with the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder. But besides the existence of alters and the chaos that brings, I think the anxiety that comes with DID is one of the hardest. The anxiety...