by Sharon Sherman
You may have heard of PTSD, which stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is an anxiety disorder that sometimes develops after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. PTSD can be triggered by a wide range of events including - but definitely not limited to - a violent assault, disasters (natural or human-caused), an accident or military combat...
Editor's Note: In my practice, I have seen acupuncture help veterans and other suffering from PTSD.
Editor's Note from Lynda Martin: The High Priestess sits between two pillars representing many opposites. When the opposites are at war within us we know no rest, no peace. If we bring the opposites to work in dynamic balance, we know the gift of peace for ourselves and we bring harmony, courage, hope, to others. Right now much of the trauma in the world is due to drastic polarization, a thinking that tells us you must choose either this way or that way as right.
by Nicole Kruck
Specific types of massage can be used for women who suffer the symptoms of a displaced uterus. By using external, non-invasive manipulation the reproductive organs can gently be repositioned. The uterus can shift in the pelvis from day-to-day physical stress or physical and emotional traumas throughout our lives...
by Sobonfu Somé
For many people grief is an option. Looking at my own life, I realized it is a matter of life and death. In fact, throughout my life, grief has been an important theme from crying for food as a child to dealing with deep pain of losses as I grow older...
Editor's Note: I am currently working in Colorado Springs where there has been a devastating fire that has burned more than 380 homes. Resilience of spirit can be found through connection, care, and our kind attention to the loss and trauma incurred. If you would like to help please contact: www.helpcoloradonow.org. Let the grieving be open, allowing a newness to born.
by Leslie Delp
While one in seven children will lose a parent or sibling before the age of 20, childhood loss remains a painfully overlooked issue. Serving the grieving community of York since 2002, Olivia’s House has established itself as the premier resource in Central Pennsylvania for children’s grief and loss education...
Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: One in seven children will lose a parent or sibling before they are 20 years old. Despite these statistics, loss is a painful issue that most people are not comfortable addressing. Olivia's House in Central Pennsylvania is helping family members address pain and give voice to their pain through collaborations within their community. It is a wonderful model for grief and loss education and specialized art therapy.
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Dr Cathy Alinovi, DVM, CTCVMP, CVSMT
Co-Editor Animals & Pets
First things first: Regardless of your dog’s age, or the cause, this is a medical emergency. The causes can range from infection, to trauma, to disc disease.
Important note: In cases of disc disease, the longer your dog lays there, the more permanent the damage to the spinal cord may be.
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Panic situation: Dog can't walk! What to do and what could be the cause? Alternative medicine gives many hopeful options for the down dog; options that are far less expensive and at least as effective, if not more so, than conventional veterinary medicine.
Animals & Pets
by Dylan Charles, Editor of Waking Times
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Yoga has many benefits to the body, mind and spirit and can help one to heal from many types of traumas. Our nation’s military personnel who have served in combat zones are one of the most traumatized segments of our population and as such it is wise to find new ways of helping them to return to normal lives. Yoga has the power to help...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Yoga has the power to heal symptoms of combat stress from deployed military soldiers. The practice of hatha yoga improved anxiety and emotional stress levels from a controlled group. The peace and relaxation that most yogis enjoy should definitely be spread out where it's needed.
by Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, CTC,
Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Certified Trauma Consultant
Domestic violence is defined as “a pattern of abusive behaviors -- including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion -- used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship...”
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: In this article, art therapist, Gretchen Miller, provides an overview of her work with women and children who have been exposed to and traumatised by domestic violence. A video and presentation provide additional information of Gretchen's work.
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