The Consortium Speaks

The Connecticut Women's Consortium Blog

principal blog image

What Is Affect Regulation and How Can I Use it For My Clients?

Emotions and moods are complicated and are deeply affected by people’s experiences in life — including trauma. When people have trouble regu...
principal blog image

Yoga for Trauma Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know

Trauma is a full-body experience, and people store trauma in their bodies. So it makes sense that yoga for trauma therapy can be an effectiv...
principal blog image

A Compassionate and Trauma-Informed Approach to Fear and Anger

Imagine a world where no one experiences the highly charged — and often destructive — emotions of fear and anger. We don’t live in that worl...
principal blog image

Understanding and Providing Grief Support to People in Recovery

Life can be complicated, and most of us have dealt, on some level, with grief and loss. Certainly, the global pandemic moved grief into a ce...
principal blog image

Exploring Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a troubling and costly mental health issue that affects millions of people. Yet most people with anxiety disorders do not receive...
principal blog image

The Basics of Trauma Counseling for Urban Communities

As behavioral health professionals know, trauma is an unfortunate reality in many urban communities. Trauma is worsened by a lack of social ...
principal blog image

Our Mission: Better Serving Those Who Serve

More than two million people are serving either in active duty in the armed forces or in the reserves. And the United States is home to more...
principal blog image

The Road to Acceptance: DBT Emotion Regulation Skills

Can we trick our brains into helping us get a handle on our emotions? Many people who are challenged with depression and anxiety have found ...
principal blog image

Whole Person Approaches to Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

When someone has a mental illness and a substance use disorder, it’s called a co-occurring disorder. But the term might obscure the fact tha...
Explore our diverse catalog of trainings that provide quality continuing education opportunities for behavioral health professionals.