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The essence of healing PTSD is two-fold: Number 1 – we need to rout out the traumatic memory on the subconscious level Number 2 – we need to construct a post-trauma identity That’s it; pretty plain... Read Full Post
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Contributed by touch therapist, Kimberley Pledger. Continuing from Part 1 of this post…. Muscle tension Chronic muscle tension is caused when muscles contract and do not return to their natural... Read Full Post
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The French have an expression — ‘être bien dans sa peau’ — which literally translates as “to be well in one’s skin” meaning “to be at ease with oneself... Read Full Post
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You know how much I love success stories — each one deepens my already subterranean belief that PTSD recovery is imminently possible for many people in many ways. So when I received a note from... Read Full Post
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By Mikele Rauch For survivors of sexual abuse, trauma rearranges thoughts. For many, the lies of the perpetrator become unconscious truth for the victimized brain, a legacy of shame. Shame like this... Read Full Post
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My approach to my own PTSD healing was all wrong. I thought I could force it to happen, cause it to occur overnight and then, poof!, 25 years of undiagnosed PTSD and all the memories and... Read Full Post
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A guest post by Wanda Sanchez and Shelly Beach This week a close friend named Rachel (not her real name) experienced a horrible trauma. Rachel is a writer, and she immediately grabbed a notebook and... Read Full Post
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I love this fable. I don’t know where it comes from, I don’t know who to credit, but I love the symbolism and imagery and how it sums up our PTSD struggle in really simple terms. *Two... Read Full Post
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In my own experience I’ve found two dominant sides to the psychology of anger coin: Fear, and motivation. First, I have to apologize to my mother. I do apologize to my mother, often now that I’... Read Full Post
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Some time ago, a man wrote me how much he enjoys the blog, even though anger is not his problem, even though he’s only depressed. So let’s pause for a moment to remember: Depression is anger... Read Full Post

 
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