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Rachel Breskman,


Resources (Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Peter Levine, PhD) (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation)  (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Institute) (Resources on trauma and advocacy and related books) (National Eating Disorders Awareness) (Information on Eating Disorders) (Information on Eating Disorders) (website for building positive body image) (12 Step program for people with eating disorders)  (information on Eating Disorders from an Eating Disorder Treatment Center)  (Information on Eating Disorders from an Eating Disorder Treatment Center) (National Institute of Drug Abuse: Information and research) (National Alliance on Mental Illness, with information on support and educational groups) (General mental health information) (Dr. Jim Phelps’ website on Bipolar Disorder, light/darkness therapy, medication, mood disorders, treatment) (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance; has support group listing) Research Study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) with prevalence and effects on later life (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) (David Baldwin’s website for information on trauma, booklist and articles) (Child Trauma Academy: The mission of the ChildTrauma Academy is to help improve the lives of traumatized and maltreated children)

Meditation Resources: (Information, research, meditation recordings, resources)

Psychologists and long-term meditators and authors:

Tara Brach, PhD:

Rick Hanson, PhD:

Jack Kornfield, PhD:

Kelly McGonigal, PhD:

Kristin Neff, PhD:

Chris Germer, PhD:

Pema Chodrun (A Buddhist teacher, author and nun):


Programs in meditation

University of Pennsylvania MBSR Programs (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)  online courses on meditation and related issues  free meditation app

Support groups (Alcoholics Anonymous) Anonymous) (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous) (12 Step program for loved ones of alcoholics) (12 Step program for loved ones of addicts) (12 Step program for adult children of alcoholics) (12 Step program for people with eating disorders)

Addiction Treatment Programs  (Addiction Treatment Center with trauma treatment in Lancaster, PA) (Addiction Treatment Center) (Mirmont Treatment Center for addiction) (Long Term Addiction Treatment Program for chronic relapsers)

Trauma Treatment Inpatient Programs:  (Sheppard Pratt Trauma Disorders Program in Towson, Maryland) (Psychiatric Institute of Washington: The Center: Posttraumatic Disorders Program)

Sex Addiction Treatment Programs: Inpatient program for sex addicts Outpatient group program for sex addicts and their partners


National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1(800)273-8255

Norristown: Montgomery County Emergency Service 610-279-6100 or 1(800)452-4189


Philadelphia: 24 Hour Suicide and Crisis Intervention 215-686-4420


Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES): research on the effects of adverse childhood experiences/trauma in the family

Links to Articles and Information

Got Your ACE?

Trauma Statistics

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Establishing Your Daily Meditation

How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Statistics

Did You Know?

My Practice FORMS

Introductory Information Form

Survivors Group Flyer

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