Polyvagal Theory: Understanding the Physical Body in Trauma

This week I wrote another explanation for my coworkers that might be helpful for others. Ever since I went to the National Sexual Assault Conference this past September, I had my attention tuned into this notion of Polyvagal Theory as it relates to trauma. Here is a tiny, 4-minute little video from Dr. Porges (through … Continue reading Polyvagal Theory: Understanding the Physical Body in Trauma

Bystander Intervention Theory

This research project was made public recently. You can see it on the PDF on this site (and then go to the bottom of the PDF and read more). I analyzed this for my coworkers this week and decided to share it with others. I appreciate this work because it integrates several of the leading … Continue reading Bystander Intervention Theory

The art of Zentangle: A Tool for Healing

Order Prints of Dr. Christy Sim's Empowered Series: She Breathes Fire She Discovers Courage      I discovered the art of zentangle as a means to artistically draw our way to healing. It is a fun process and enough friends have asked about it, I collected the best online resources together in one place.  I … Continue reading The art of Zentangle: A Tool for Healing

Sexual Violence: Let’s Talk Facts (a guest post by Misty Campbell) 

Instead of hearing from me on the blog, today you get to read the words of my dear friend, Misty Campbell. Misty works as the Volunteer Coordinator for one of our agencies that work with survivors of sexual assault. She's also my co-presenter this week in a webinar (for Kansas domestic violence & sexual assault … Continue reading Sexual Violence: Let’s Talk Facts (a guest post by Misty Campbell) 

Review with Excerpts: Lundy Bancroft’s New Book

Lundy Bancroft's new book "Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That?" (Berkley Books, 2015) is a fantastic new, game-changing, tool for those of us who work with victims of domestic violence.  It is also an amazing resource for survivors to access and use individually. The book is divided into several parts. These include: How to … Continue reading Review with Excerpts: Lundy Bancroft’s New Book

Christian Feminism Today Article, Dr. Christy Sim

In Christian Feminism Today, my article on How to Help a Victim of Violence went live today. "Since graduating with a doctorate focused on domestic violence and healing, the question I am most frequently asked is “How can I help my friend or family member who I know is being hurt?” This is followed by … Continue reading Christian Feminism Today Article, Dr. Christy Sim