Outsourcing emotional regulation is when we depend on others, the environment, attention, or achievement to regulate our emotional state.
Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are used to describe various traumatic experiences that many people endure during their childhood. Recent studies have shown a substantial link between ACEs and the health and social difficulties one experiences later in life.
Erikson’s fourth stage of identity typically occurs between the ages of 7-13 and involves industry vs. inferiority. When a child successfully navigates this stage, they develop competency.
Erikson’s 3rd stage deals with initiative vs. guilt, and the virtue is purpose. Stage 3 builds on the autonomy stage and is strengthened by both independence and limit setting. Like most stages, this is a balancing act of learning to initiate activities and play and trying out leadership.
Erikson’s second stage of development is the beginning of the individual discovering who they are apart from their caregiver. Children who succeed in this phase establish the ability to determine what they do and how they do it.
EMDR has been shown in research to effectively resolve symptoms related to PTSD, trauma, and abuse and to work at a faster rate than cognitive-based therapies.