Category Archives: Ways We Can Help

Ego-Defense Mechanisms

Ego-defense mechanisms are a way to protect oneself from disturbing thoughts and events.  The concept was introduced by Sigmund Freud in his work on personality; namely, the ego, id and superego.  The ego deals with reality, the Id seeks to fulfill all the wants, needs and impulses and the superego is the moral compass.  This […]

Trauma and the Brain

Most people have had some kind of trauma in their lives, whether small trauma (t) or big Trauma (T).  The brain is a marvelous organ that helps us cope with the trauma.  However, sometimes the trauma is not adequately reprocessed and present day functioning is impaired in some way, behaviorally and emotionally.  Click on the […]