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by Nancy Gershman

For those who see life through a negative filter, how can we help them become unstuck from loss and regrets, trauma and remorse?  One way is to speak to the emotional brain in a language it understands – essentially sensory images, metaphors and symbols...


Editor's Note from Marie' Sakai:  Digital artist Nancy Gershman creates prescriptive "Dreamscapes" for those in need of healing as a result of grief and loss, addictive behaviors, or ruptured relationships. Nancy Gershman reviews her client's most positive memories and photos and then creates a photomontage to help the subject visualize a new life. Profound, inspirational, and provocative, this kind of healing speaks directly to the subconscious, working on all levels of the body, mind, and soul to help her clients to self-soothe in times of crisis. 


Arts & Art Therapy

by Arno Burnier, DC

Modern obstetrics may damage the baby’s neurospinal system. Chiropractors have a moral responsibility to tell the public about the abuses of modern birth practices...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Parents often wonder why their child should have their spine evaluated by a chiropractor. How could a child's spine have subluxations? In this article Dr. Arno Burnier details the trauma many children go through during the delivery process in so-called modern hospital births. Between 90 to 140 pounds of pressure is often used on the baby's head and neck causing subluxations of the cervical spine. If you are a parent, this is an article you must read!




Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Aruna Kathy Humphrys is very experienced in teaching children yoga. She provides a simplistic blueprint for the ways yoga has inspired and helped children in schools, deal with divorce and emotional traumas. Children's yoga is a great holistic option for well-being.


Family & Parenting

by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc

Standard western medicine diagnoses headaches according to type or physical causes: cluster headaches (headaches grouped together in the same day of over several weeks), tension headaches (due to tight muscles in the neck and base of the head), sinus headaches, headaches due to head trauma or migraine headaches (severe pain, often accompanied by nausea and seeing auras). These different types of headaches are all basically treated in the same manner, using weaker or stronger analgesic drugs to provide symptomatic relief of pain. The problem is that this symptomatic approach to treatment does not address the root cause of the disease. Many patients suffer for years, decades or even lifelong with pain, that may temporarily abate with medication, but never completely resolves...



by Richard Gold

We all know how hard it is to express and comprehend deeply felt pain. Pongo teaches creative writing to teens (and others) in homeless shelters, juvenile detention centers, psychiatric hospitals, and other settings. Our authors have led difficult lives, and typically have experienced multiple traumas in their childhood...


Editor's Note from Dawn Espelage: The Pongo Teen Writing Project is a volunteer, non-profit program for teens who are on the streets, in jail, or in other ways leading difficult lives. Richard Gold, Founder and Executive Director, shares Pongo's approach and techniques in working with these youth in this Part One of a three part series.


Writing & Poetry Therapy

by Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD

Past Life Regression is valuable and the only source for clearing/healing traumatic experiences in prior lifetimes, which otherwise holds us back from full actualization in this life, and/or is causing distress. Additional benefits are activating creativity or a valuable talent that was actively expressed before but has remained latent or unrecognized in this life...


Editor's Note from Cynthia Lindner: Past lives do not always fit into everyone's spiritual beliefs, however it is undeniable that for many, this hypnotic approach quickly releases issues.



by Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C Certified Instructor

James Pennebaker, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas, began studying the physiological and psychological effects of inhibition in the 1980s (Pennebaker & Beall, 1986). What he and his team learned is that their study became an exercise of confession. Participants who benefitted the most wrote about personal trauma, including the details of the event as well as their emotional responses...


Editor's Note from Barbara Lazarony: Jean Rowe summarizes some of the ground-breaking research that shows writing can help people heal. And then goes one step further by offering oncology social workers, and you too, the opportunity to keep a journal. She shares practical ideas for keeping a journal in 5 minute increments, as well as siting a wealth of books to keep you writing for longer blocks of time too.


Writing & Poetry Therapy


by Michael David Lawrience

As a child when some of our needs were never met, we may have become someone different than our real self. We may have become the clown, invisible lost child, hero or the caretaker in our family to adapt and survive...


Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: As children the core beliefs and traumas that they may have encountered while growing up forms mind thoughts and beliefs. During childhood, sometimes emotional needs are not met when maybe trauma was experienced and or just lack of parenting skills. Subpersonalities can form out of abuse and imbalanced chakras become the bi-product.


Family & Parenting

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