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Erin Dierickx

Feeling Flooded?

What is flooding? Emotional flooding is a physiological response, often related to conflict. Diffuse Physiological Arousal (DPA) occurs when we become flooded. This means our heart rate may increase to over 100 beats per minute, stress hormones are released and we move into fight, flight, or freeze mode. It is overwhelming to the point where… Read More »Feeling Flooded?

Can Trauma be Cured?

What a complex and beautiful question asked of me recently. Upon hearing it, I was startled and silenced by its weight and importance of it. When I hear “cure” I associate this with something wrong that needs to be “removed” or “fixed,” neither of which can take place if the presenting issue is trauma. This… Read More »Can Trauma be Cured?