Trauma, Creativity and Healing

Treating PTSD can get expensive, no doubt about it. What I really love is to highlight, as often as possible, approaches that are low cost or even free. This is one of those weeks!

On today’s episode of YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA we’ll be talking about creativity in trauma recovery. Think you’re not a creative person so you can use creativity in your healing? Think again! Click here for more details about the show and my expert guests. You can listen live and take away things you can do tomorrow, Wednesday, 1/23, at 2pm EST/11am PST.

Until then, check out these posts for ideas:

A few years ago I went to the trauma conference in Boston hosted by Bessel van der Kolk and The Trauma Center at JRI. One of the very cool presentations illustrated the use of psychodrama in trauma recovery. You can read more about the psychodrama presentation here.

My own PTSD recovery began with a little poem, that led me to a graduate degree in poetry, that led me to write about my trauma recovery in the book that became BEFORE THE WORLD INTRUDED, now nominated for the prestigious BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE award.

Art therapy has been proven very effective in PTSD recovery. And meditation can actually help draw out the creativity in you.

You can start tapping your creativity in tons of simple, cost-free ways. One of my favorite ways is to write. I like it because if you can speak, you can write. Great tips for how to get started writing to heal here.


Join us on air Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, for a deeper discussion about this topic. Plus, you can call in to win our PROJECT GIVE BACK giveaway!

One lucky caller will win by dialing: 877.230.3062.


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