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Stepping Into Our Power – Nothing Can Stop Me Now

For all of us, our private road to personal power has been strewn with awful events that challenged us, boulders that have unexpectedly tumbled down about us, detours signs we saw at the last minute, rerouting that we needed to figure out on the fly, moments, weeks, years we’ve gone through that no one […]

By |February 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Warrior Women Give Themselves a Voice – A Lesson We Can All Learn

By Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D.
Author of
The Resilient Woman:  Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power
(Publication date 3.5.13) 
 

As women we know that within us is a warrior.  We may joke about being tiger moms but that’s not far from the truth.  And part of our power comes from our being attuned to our own inner opinions, […]

By |January 28th, 2013|blog|0 Comments|

Hearing Our Own Voice – When Faced With Being Blamed for Violence We’ve Experienced

Hearing Our Own Voice – When Faced With Being Blamed for Violence We’ve Experienced
By Patricia O’Gorman, PhD
author of The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power
(publication date 3/5/13)

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Our past trauma can be triggered in a variety of ways. Just after The Feast of the
Epiphany (January 6), a patient brought in […]

By |January 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Binge Drinking – Taking Away Your Own Power

By Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D.
Author of
The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power
(publication date 3/5/13)
pre-order available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Most women read “Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of
preventable death in the United States and is a risk factor for many health and societal
problems,” (1), and think, “Oh, too bad, this really […]

Christmas and Perfume

If ever there was a season celebrating resilience it is the Christmas Season.  As women, this season represents a virtual treasure trove of elements around which we build our resilience, because our resilience is built around our response to stress; and this is the season of stress, both good stress and the other kind.

During […]

Invitation to share your stories and ask questions about women, strength and resilience

Dear Friends,

I am revising Dancing Backwards in High Heels: Women and Resilience due 3/13/2012 and I’d like your input.  Please post stories you’d like to share about women and how they use their strengths– their resilience.  I encourage you to ask any questions you have about women handling the challenges that life hurls at them. […]

The Power of Resilience

 

When tragedy strikes with the death of a loved one, a serious illness or a job loss, some people fall apart, while others adapt to such life-changing events more easily.

Being resilient is what makes the difference.

“Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy or significant stress—it means bouncing […]

By |September 18th, 2012|healing, Information, resilience, trauma|Comments Off on The Power of Resilience|

12 Steps for Successful Parenting for Families Affected by Addiction

 

Step 1
Admit powerlessness over your ability to protect you children from pain and become willing to surrender to your love and not your control.

Step 2
Find hope in the belief that recovery is possible through faith and an acceptance of the fact that we are never really alone.

Step 3
Reach out for help and acknowledge that […]

12 Principles of Healing from Trauma and Codependency

1.  Healing Takes Time. 
Let’s face it, it took awhile for you to get where you are.  Likewise your recovery will also take time.  Give yourself the gift of allowing this process of self-parenting to unfold for you.  Know that it can’t be rushed. It’s a process, not an event.  What is important is […]