How Psychodrama Heals Trauma

tian dayton PhD
Posted: September 24th, 2019
By Dr. Tian Dayton, Meadows Senior Fellow The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, touted by Oprah Winfrey as one of the most important studies of our time, has successfully made the connectio...
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ACoA’s and Children of Trauma: 7 Things You Can Be Grateful For

tian dayton PhD
Posted: April 12th, 2019
How many times have I heard people share that they “do not regret the past”? “Whatever brought me into recovery,” says Sharon M., “has helped me to make such positive life changes that I t...
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Growing Up in the Shadow of Addiction

tian dayton PhD
Posted: February 11th, 2019
Children who grow up with addiction and the relational trauma that surrounds it can carry the imprint of that pain for the rest of their lives. And as adult children of alcoholics (ACoA), we can be...
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Laughter: Why It’s So Important

tian dayton PhD
Posted: January 15th, 2019
Why do we need to laugh? And what can laughter do for us that nothing else can? Well for starters, laughter is a complex brain/body catharsis, if you will, that is cleansing and enlivening mentally...
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Oh There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

tian dayton PhD
Posted: December 17th, 2018
How the Legacy of Unresolved Familial Trauma Can Emerge Around the Holidays “We are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our body, which is doomed to decay…, from the exter...
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When Words are Not Enough: Why Trauma Responds to Experiential Forms of Healing

tian dayton PhD
Posted: October 31st, 2018
We need to feel the stories of our lives in order to heal them. But trauma is all about not feeling. Even asking the question,  “Can you tell me about your trauma?” can be befuddling if not d...
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The Dis-equilibrating Dynamics of an Addicted Family System

tian dayton PhD
Posted: October 18th, 2018
Visit the living room of the average family that is “living with,” or should I say “drowning in,” addiction and you are likely to find a family that is functioning in emotional extremes. Wh...
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Emotional Stress: Long Term Deep Stress That’s the Result of Parental Addiction, Adverse Childhood Experiences and/or Trauma

tian dayton PhD
Posted: August 22nd, 2018
Got one or more of these? Keep reading…… Everyone knows about stress. We work too hard, play too hard and sleep too little. We’ve got too many balls in the air and ignore self-care. No m...
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Dr. Tian Dayton’s Emotion Explorer

tian dayton PhD
Posted: January 8th, 2018
Emotion Explorer is an interactive site for processing emotions. I designed it to give people a place to go to process a feeling the minute they were experiencing it. As a therapist I was concerned...
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The Unconscious and Sexual Acting Out

tian dayton PhD
Posted: March 8th, 2017
The Use of Psychodrama in Treating Sexual Addiction By Tian Dayton Ph.D., TEP Note: This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. It is the body’s natural mandate to act; we are beings...
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