Adverse Childhood Experiences and the path towards healing. You are not alone.
I share my trials, my victories, and my stories with you in hopes that if any of you were ever touched by childhood abuse or neglect, as I was, you will see yourselves in my experiences and feel strengthened to voice what you had not been able to before. I hope we can learn together why we respond to life through a particular lens, and that there are ways to climb out of this prison of pain, silence, and shame.
My name is Bess Hilpert



These are just a few of the leaders and resources in trauma-related behavioral health medicine:

The National Institute for Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) (NICABM – Psychotherapy & Psychology Online Training).
Ergos Institute (Ergos Institute, Inc™ (
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (Home page – Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute)
Mindful Awareness Research Center (UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, Los Angeles, CA (
Mind and Heart Research Lab (Mind and Heart (
The Mulva Clinic (Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences | Dell Medical School (
Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk (Best-selling Trauma Research Author | Bessel van der Kolk, MD.)
Dr. Bruce Perry (Bruce Perry/ Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. (
Polyvagal Institute | Stephen Porges
Dr. Dan Siegel Home Page – Dr. Dan Siegel (
Trauma Solutions (
Alex Howard
Trauma Healing Accelerated
Tara Brach – Meditation, Psychologist, Author, Teacher

If you are a parent and have a child you are concerned about, here are a few resources:

The Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point (Center for Youth Wellness)
The Child Trauma Academy (HOME | Child Trauma Academy)
The Texas Children’s Hospital (Home | Texas Children’s Hospital (
Trauma Research Foundation (Home – Trauma Research Foundation)

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