by Susan Peabody
Those who vacillate between love addiction and love avoidance are called Ambivalent Love Addicts. Most Love Addicts and Love Avoidants are ambivalent at one time or another. They crave love, but they also fear it. The most famous kind of Ambivalent Love Addict is the Narcissist...
Editor´s Note from Debbie Allen: In recent years the addiction field has moved from a sole focus on substance addiction to understanding that people may have multiple addictions including sexual addictions and love addictions. In many cases, there is a shame based core in the personality which is often linked to early trauma resulting in disrupted attachment needs. The longing for attachment and fear of attachment results in an ambivalent style of intimacy in adult relationships. Susan Peabody describes the unique characteristics of the Ambivalent Love Addict.
by Craig Weiner DC
Here is the obvious. If you use EFT yourself or with others, you are using the process of memory. If you are seriously doing EFT with others, if you have not yet, then you will run into trauma...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: Memory - why is it that you might forget where you left your keys yet a traumatic memory from years past keeps rearing its ugly head? If you have practiced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) on yourself or employ it as a modality in your health practice, you have probably encountered traumatic memories.
Dr. Craig Weiner helps you understand how trauma alters memories in a simple, concise explanation of the neuroscience behind memory. Knowing how trauma is stored explains how random, seemingly unrelated memories arise during a tapping session. As well, Dr. Weiner explains why the emotional flood gate might open when recalling a past trauma.
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: Worthiness does not have any prerequisites. However, our thoughts might tell us "you are not good enough" or "you aren't worthy." You may doubt your worthiness because you have experienced trauma and abuse. This guided meditation helps you to connect with your worthiness. Always remember, you are worthy as you are right now, no matter what.
Editor's Note from Meagan Hughes: From Woman to Woman is a collaborative project between Musicians without Borders (Netherlands) and Snaga Žene (meaning 'Women Power') based in Bośnia i Hercegovina. The project uses music to address severe, persistent war-related trauma among women in Eastern Bosnia. More specifically, From Woman to Woman introduces the use of the voice and the body - singing and body percussion in the broadest sense of the word - as a powerful supplement to existing medical and psychosocial support programs. http://www.musicianswithoutborders.org
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Craig Weiner, DC
Sometimes I find myself working on a patient that I have not seen in several years. While my hands are gently kneading the muscle tissues and offering pressure along their spine, suddenly my hands become flooded with memories of how this person’s body felt under my hands, years before...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: How does energy medicine "work?" Is there an energy field composed of information about your past traumas and injuries? Is this the information an energy therapist accesses to facilitate the healing process? Craig Weiner, DC, a health care practitioner for 25 years as a doctor of chiropractic, certified massage therapist and EFT practitioner, explores the potential of accessing this cellular memory - this field of possibilities - that enables an individual opportunities for healing.
by Paul Levy
I tried to explain to the psychiatrists that I WAS sick, however, but just not in the way they were imagining. I had a creative, psychological illness, which is to say that my seeming madness was an expression of my creative self, alchemically transforming an underlying perturbance in the field of consciousness so as to heal itself...
Editor's Note: A true pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence, Levy describes the correlation between being traumatized, abused, and wounded, and having a shamanic initiation/spiritual awakening. See Part 1.
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: Do you experience post traumatic stress? The reasons can be various and individual - a car accident, a natural disaster and violence - and its impact on your life tremendous. And now, what can you do? Guided imagery can help you as it helped me on my journey to heal post traumatic stress of sexual abuse and violence. One of the imagery I used was by Belleruth Naparstek. Listen to this interview and find out more about her work and how it may help you.
by Alana Eve Burman
We've written about how sports massage therapy can help football players, stating that regular massage can help keep players refresh during long periods of training, as well as help players avoid or manage their injuries. Yet another way massage therapy can help all athletes – and especially football players – is in its ability to treat pain associated with scars...
Editor's Note: Massage is not just for relaxation. It is gradually getting more attention for being a pain relief therapy. Scar tissue can form from any injury and traumatic bodily experience. This can cause serious pain. Read this article to find out how massage can help permanently relieve this pain.
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