Nancy Adler Jones

How Can Traumatic Memories Be Changed?

I find neuroscience difficult to understand, even though I use it’s concepts daily.  I felt thrilled to find this article reviewing some of the latest research about memories and memory reconsolidation.  It not only talks about the science in understandable ways, but adds a very personal note about one of the researchers personal histories.

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Sun, October 21 2018 » Trauma » Comments Off on How Can Traumatic Memories Be Changed?

Significant Adults Affect Trauma Response in Children

I frequently talk to grandmothers, aunts, teachers who are troubled by what children close to them are going through.  They feel sad, disempowered and helpless.  I explain to them that their very presence in the child’s life can make all the difference in the world, as the child feels connected and seen. Gavin de Becker, […]

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Sat, March 5 2011 » Trauma » Comments Off on Significant Adults Affect Trauma Response in Children


I’m always on the lookout for information that can help us understand how the brain functions.  This article points to some interesting research about the formation of memories and inspires hope in the treatment of PTSD.

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Fri, October 9 2009 » Trauma » Comments Off on Memory

PTSD information

The Tricare Provider newsletter provides useful PTSD facts. “PTSD may develop after exposure to extreme psychological trauma, defined as events that potentially cause a threat to life or physical integrity, and produce feelings of fear, helplessness or horror. For reasons not currently understood, not everyone exposed to such trauma develops PTSD. Individuals with PTSD: • […]

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Fri, December 12 2008 » Trauma » Comments Off on PTSD information

The Brain and Emotions

This is a useful article describing how the brain processes fear by author Steven Johnson Click Here.

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Sat, November 1 2008 » Trauma » Comments Off on The Brain and Emotions