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20 Jan

Childhood sexual abuse and then dealing with getting Covid19!

Childhood sexual abuse and then dealing with getting Covid19 Written by: Stewart Thompson, Program Assistant & Peer Support Facilitator  When I think of the things I have been through, I believed that my healing journey that I forced myself to take on would be all I needed to stay on track to become a better person. At the time, I was a bloody train wreck out of control with no trust in myself. I...

20 Jan

The current world, Our past worlds, and how to succeed in the face of adversity 

The current world, Our past worlds, and how to succeed in the face of adversity  Written by: Theresa Foessel In our current world, with all the trouble and turbulence that has been thrown at us the past couple of years, it is not uncommon to experience immense burnout and stress. It is a hurdle to deal with alone, but for those who are working through existing trauma, it has been even more complicated and...

11 Jan

Considering Change: Exploring the various stages of change

Considering Change: Exploring the various stages of change Written by: Maria Barcelos, MA, Executive Director, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) Every New Year, we are often inundated with messages of change is possible, if you only do this one thing, or buy this workout machine or fill in the blank on the numerous ads you have probably seen trying to inspire you to purchase something that will help you change your life. At times, yes, these things can...

12 Jan

Childhood Trauma and Boundaries 

Childhood Trauma and Boundaries   By Muskaan Karwal, Previous Practicum Student, The Gatehouse Boundaries are typically seen as “lines”. They are seen as a line that marks off one thing from another. An individual can differentiate between things like personal space with the help of boundaries. These boundaries mark our territory, that is, the space in which we feel comfortable, physically, and emotionally. When someone tries to cross that boundary or crosses the boundary or line, we...

21 Sep

Transforming Trauma Conference 2021

Transforming Trauma 2021 | A Virtual Event Our 11th Annual Transforming Trauma into Triumph Conference, which took place during National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, Monday, November 15 to Friday, November 19th, 2021.  was centered around the theme of “The Power of Collaboration.” As part of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, we came together as a community to recognize the tremendous courage, sincere commitment, and resiliency that survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) have demonstrated...