Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Watch this video of a DC explaining the traumatic birth of his daughter and how chiropractic allowed her body to heal from the inside - out!
Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: Inspirational and informative, this video highlights the multiple types of trauma children encounter and the powerful role that the arts have in their healing.
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by Kim Murriera
When substitute-teacher Kim Murriera stepped in to take over a second-grade class, little did she realise the trauma she would encounter. In Part 2, Kim continues her account of how the story of St. Christopher came to the rescue. See Part 1...
by Paul Levy
In the early 1980’s, I began consciously experiencing the full-blown, cumulative effects of trauma resulting from years of emotional abuse at the hands of my father. As I became more aware of the shattering impact that this abuse had on me, I was thirsting for someone with whom I could talk to about this on-going psychological violence, which was both happening in real time in my relationship with my father, as well as, much to my horror, inside of my mind...
Editor's Note from Carl Helmle: Paul is a pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence, as well as an innovator in the field of dreaming (both night dreams as well as waking dreams). A Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for over 30 years, he has intimately studied with some of the greatest spiritual masters of Tibet and Burma.
by Gerry White
EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as the tapping technique, has been thought of as a method that allows one to adjust the intensity of an emotion usually associated with an event. Gary Craig, the founder of EFT often says ‘try it on anything.’ I have used EFT for many situations including emotional problems, removal of pain from extremities and even easing potentially tense situations such as crucial business meetings and public speaking/ performance engagements...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: EFT, (Emotional Freedom Technique) sometimes referred to as "tapping", is often thought of as a therapeutic intervention for chronic emotional issues. EFT practitioner Gerry White explains how he successfully used EFT in an acute trauma situation.
by Karen Stabley, MCAT, ATR, BC,
ATH Co-Editor of Art & Art Therapy
Body Mapping is a technique used by art therapist's to help clients illustrate, identify, and give voice to their chronic pain. I have found over the years through working with clients with chronic pain that there is a connection between emotional trauma and chronic physical pain symptoms. My 42 year old client, Christine, is a perfect example...
Editor's Note from Karen Stabley: Listen to your body! Please don’t ignore physical pain. Understand that some forms of chronic pain are rooted in emotional trauma, which can be illustrated, given a voice, and healed!
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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.
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