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There will be many members at varied levels of awareness or healing in families with a history of trauma. Sometimes you may have to balance healing from family trauma with maintaining family relationships. Always remember you get to decide the right balance for you. ✨

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After consuming alcohol there is a momentary high that can bring some short term relief from emotional distress however the body fully breaks down alcohol into a chemical that affects the "happy" chemicals in the brain, thus depressing your mood in the longer term. ✨

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Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist and provide psychotherapy (therapy) to Adolescents and Adults. This may look like individual, couples, family or group therapy. I tailor my approach so that therapy can be energizing and facilitate a healthy change process for you.
Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Healing from trauma involves being aware of unhelpful patterns and consciously choosing healthier ones in any given moment. The level of awareness required for this type of conscious choice is heavily dependent on a healthy tolerance of discomfort. This is because if you have a low tolerance for discomfort it can be difficult to stay authentically in any given moment especially the uncomfortable ones.

Family dynamics are tricky stuff especially in families with a history of severe trauma because there will be many members at varied levels of awareness or healing. Sometimes you may find yourself having to balance healing from family trauma with maintaining family relationships and it can most definitely be a tough place to be. Always remember you get to decide the right balance for you. ✨

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Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Some people can focus on the external factors that can impact their mood. However, it is just as important to pay attention to the internal factors that can equally affect your mood. One such internal factor is the chemicals from broken down food that are currently in your body.

Most people have had the occasional "drink" to "unwind" but this can be using alcohol as an unhealthy coping mechanism.

People notice the short term relief from emotional distress that comes from a momentary high but not the long term discomfort of a depressed mood that comes after the high. This depressed mood occurs because the body fully breaks down alcohol into a chemical that affects the "happy" chemicals in the brain, thus depressing your mood.

An alternative and healthier physical activity that can be used as a coping mechanism is exercise. For example, walking for 30 minutes daily. This will increase your endorphins and help to improve your mood in both the short and long term. ✨

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Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Fragility could never be an indication of worth because something that breaks easily can be quite expensive. Take for example, a television, fine china, crystal (etc). Fragility however, does affect the care that we give something. So cleaning, packing away, moving around a television, fine china, crystal (etc.) are processes that most people would treat with very carefully.

It is the same with your emotional body. There will be moments of fragility so please treat yourself carefully and gently during these times. 💫

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