Trauma Responses: What is happening in the brain and the body?

Jan 25, 2022

There are a lot of things can invoke a trauma response. A specific smell, a memory, or an image can overtake you. Trauma can show up in humans in many ways. It can take the form of avoidance of a particular event, disassociation, and feelings of helplessness. Trauma can also take the form of a bodily reaction, including constriction of muscles, a “freeze response”, or the need or...

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Autumn and Winter Seasonal Changes: The Body and Mind

Oct 26, 2021

The air begins to get cooler in the mornings, it gets darker in the evenings just past dinner time, and before you know it daylight savings time is here and gone and we enter the darkness of winter. Along with the leaves changing, flowers and grass becoming dormant and our bodies undergo multiple changes with the seasons, some are more noticeable than others. As for the body, your...

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5 Simple Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health

May 26, 2021

Mastering the skill to prioritize is an invaluable asset tool for your self care. It can help you manage so many areas, eliminate or lessen the chances of burn out and help you create long-standing self care practices. 

These five ways of prioritizing your mental health were shared from licensed mental health professionals within IOME who truly know the importance of having good mental...

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Are you a morning person?

Apr 16, 2021

Ashley Nielsen, LPCC, is IOME's newest trained supporter and first fulltime employee(!!). To say we are excited to have her here is an understatement. One of the many things that makes Ashley a perfect fit for IOME is her desire to share and teach self care in all forms; for the body mind and soul. She is a perfect match for IOME's mission and we are so thrilled to share her with you all! ...

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