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Compiled below are some resources that you may find useful in times of distress and well-being.

Distress Lines:

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-8-8, 2-1-1, 9-1-1, go to your nearest emergency department, or contact a support line, such as:

Queer Resources:

Affordable and Low Cost Therapy:

Window of Tolerance Info:

The window of tolerance is a concept originally developed by Dr. Dan Siegel, MD to describe the optimal zone of “arousal” for a person to function in everyday life. When a person is operating within this zone or window, they can effectively manage and cope with their emotions.

For clients who have experienced trauma, it is often difficult to regulate emotions and the zone of arousal where they can function effectively becomes quite narrow.

When a client is traumatized, it can be especially difficult for them to stay grounded in the present because the past is more vivid and intrusive. Someone constantly living in their past trauma is primed to detect threat — and enter into that state of defense. That means they generally have a very narrow window of tolerance.

The stress of a traumatic memory or trigger may cause them to be pushed out of their window of tolerance. Even seemingly minor stressors can cause a client to dissociate, get angry, or feel anxious – leading to states of hyperarousal or hypoarousal.
Information sourced from NICABM.

Here are some images and worksheets to help you understand this concept better:

Couples/Partners Resources:

Audio and Video Resources:

These are just tools that I’ve found helpful. If these help or harm you in some way, please stop engaging, and bring those feelings that arise into session. Note, that these are not catchalls, and may not represent your experience or feelings of these situations.
Take these in with discernment.

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