Hi Everyone…

In gratitude for vaccines coming into our lives I just want to give away my COVID workbook…now that we have hope on the horizon…we can work through the pain of this COVID period and embrace the next chapter…it’s suitable for private and professionals….It gives you a way to work through the complex emotions and even trauma that is the residue of this past year…and to consolidate the personal growth and strength you’ve come bay….stay safe!

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https://www.tiandayton.com/get-workbook-maintaining-emotional-sobriety-during-covid-19/


I work in the field of addiction and as such, I am very familiar with the concept of denial. “Your dad’s not drunk, he’s just feeling happy.” “My wife can’t come, she has the flu”. “He can handle his liquor, she seems “fine” to me, maybe a tiny bit depressed” etc, etc, etc.

Denial is gaslighting to be sure, it messes with your head…but it’s more than that.It keeps you from reality and another person from getting the mental and emotional help they need.

Denial is a pathological rewrite of reality, it is a kind of deception that plays with…


We’re talking a lot about maintaining our physical health these days and that’s good. But we need to start talking about our emotional health. We need to know what the long term cost of collapsing can be and how to turn that cost around, how to maintain resilience and even grow through the adversity and challenge we’re experiencing in our world today.

Some of the factors that can make a situation feel traumatic are: feeling of a loss of an orderly and predictable world, sudden shocking events that are outside of the normal scheme of things and a feeling that…


How to Create a Sense of Calm in Uncertain Times

By Tian Dayton, Senior Fellow @ The Meadows, Clinical psychologist, psychodramatist, author Emotional Sobriety,ACoA Trauma Syndrome, The Soulful Journey of Recovery (2019),Trauma and Addiction, Forgiving and Moving On at tiandayton.com

Uncertainty is one of our most difficult feelings to manage. We humans like to wrap our minds around things, we like to know what’s going to happen. But do we? HHHmmm that’s the age old question. It is times like these that pull us into the present, that remind us of who we love and what we have.

It’s not what happens to us but what we do with what…


How to Turn Pre-Trauma Symptoms into Post Traumatic Growth

By

  • Tian Dayton, Senior Fellow @ The Meadows, Clinical psychologist, psychodramatist, author Emotional Sobriety,ACoA Trauma Syndrome, The Soulful Journey of Recovery (2019),Trauma and Addiction, Forgiving and Moving On at tiandayton.com

The uncertainty and unpredictability that are part and parcel of Covid-19 days, can place us under unusual stress which, over time can produce many of the same trauma symptoms as we see when treating PTSD. But in this case, we’re not talking about a one-time event with a clear beginning, middle and end. Rather the length and duration here are unclear and the finish line is constantly in motion. We…


How We Use Psychodrama in Resolving the Past

One of the problematic issues for adult children is that some if not much of their mourning dates from a time and place in their childhood. Many of them feel too old to let themselves exhibit the kind of grief they actually feel. Some have parents who are now sober with whom they have vastly improved relationships. They don’t want to jeopardize their relationship today by releasing their pain, but it still needs to be felt and processed because they still carry it and perhaps live it out. So an adult child…


One of the most moving films I have seen in, well….years Cracked Up currently on Netflix, is a stunning and running commentary on what goes on in homes that we never find out about. Cracked Up tells the story of Darrell Hammond, one of Saturday Night Live’s favorite stars and the world within him that remained hidden under brilliance, talent and hurt. This courageous film illustrates, in a way that few films have so well achieved, the dynamics of post-traumatic stress disorder or how pain and even the memories themselves, from one period in one’s life, in this case Hammond’s…


How to Use These Days to Heal Old Wounds Rather than Reenact Them

By Dr. Tian Dayton, Meadows Senior Fellow, Clinical psychologist, psychodramatist, author

First published in Meadows Behavioral Health Newsletter

Our sense of loss during the current COVID-19 crisis can trigger hidden emotions from when we experienced a sense of loss before. Whatever early losses you have had in your life — whether they be your own divorce, your parents, or both, or the abandonment of one parent, a childhood or parental illness or death, financial upheaval, constant moving around, or growing up with parental addiction or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — they are likely to have left an unconscious residue on…


Affirmation, Inspiration and Coloring!

The certainty I thought I had is being challenged, living a day at a time brings me back into the alive and nourishing present, it teaches me to be in touch with the “power of now”. I draw strength from sources that I didn’t know I had. As part of my maintaining my peace of mind in this climate, I will build reassuring routine into my day. I will take good care of myself knowing how important it is that I do. I will treasure the people I treasure and tell them, I will value them.I…


How to Create a Sense of Calm in Uncertain Times

It’s not what happens to us but what we do with what happens that matters. Research on resilience finds that those who thrive in situations that might defeat others, have somehow figured out how to mobilize their supports and make use of them. They have a sense of reality and acceptance about their circumstances but they are proactive in taking steps to make things better. Here are some tips that will help you to manage anxiety and actively create some balance and calm throughout this challenging period.

  • Take it a…

tian dayton PhD

Senior fellow at The Meadows, psychologist, psychodramatist, author Emotional Sobreity,ACoA Trauma Syndrome, Forgiving and Moving On, Huff Post blogger, speaker

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