Category: Blog

The Promise of Post-Traumatic Growth Part I

“Things get broken, and sometimes they get repaired, and in most cases, you realize no matter what gets damaged,life rearranges itself to compensate for your loss, sometimes wonderfully.” –  Hanya Yanagihar Post-traumatic growth is the recognition that however horrific our experiences, we as…Read More »

Help Us Shape the Next Generation

Recently, I visited our Saturday parenting class. It was the first class of the series and some of the parents looked as if they really did not want to be there. Some were guarded, a few were anxious and some were closed…Read More »

The Promise of Post-Traumatic Growth Part II

What do you imagine post-traumatic growth looks like? Feeling stronger in the face of a new challenge, knowing we’ve already overcome the worst that life can throw at us? Being more grateful for the little things? More connected to our friends and…Read More »

Conference Highlights 2018

A couple of years ago at Echo we made a conscious decision to always balance our message about the impact of childhood trauma with the recognition that the human spirit is incredibly resilient and often goes on to become stronger, wiser and…Read More »

It’s All About the Receptors, Baby!

The problem about being a tourist in the world of endocrinology and molecular biology is that some of the finer points of the science can be beyond us. However, Echo takes great pride in being able to sift through and break down…Read More »

Your Therapist Didn’t Heal You

One of the biggest shifts when acquiring a trauma-informed lens is to realize that there is no therapist, guru, healer, fantasy rescuer or parental stand-in who can heal you from trauma. The old paradigm was that someone, an expert, would perhaps hand…Read More »

Righting the Wrongs?

Sometimes the world feels like an overwhelming place. There is so much pain, so much injustice and we can feel powerless to stop it. I am sure many of you have felt that way hearing stories of children separated from their parents…Read More »