by David Servan-Schreiber
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Has your physician ever asked you to write about the worst day of your life? Probably not. Yet the Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a clinical study showing that writing can have a big impact on physical symptoms...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: "Prescribing story writing for medical purposes is a time-honored way of treating post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive conditions." Here is some up-to-date research info on the health benefits of writing.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by David G. Arenson, ND
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
Men, I don't just speak to you, I speak to all people. We are all part of this creation called “man” and “women.” We all share the fruits of our labours, our struggles, our successes, our failures...
Editor's Note from David Arenson: The divine masculine archetype has been perverted to serve our ends of dominating. It is men who have misused their power to obstruct justice and stimulate a fear-based society. As a result, the collective suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. These times are ending, and a more rewarding union between masculine and feminine energies is arising from the dust of obliteration we have created. It is now time for men and women to be free.
by Bradley Kobsar, DC
No one is talking about this. But if you ask me, it’s one of the biggest threats we are facing every single day.
It sneaks up on you, slowly and quietly, and it happens when you least expect it...
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Spinal subluxations are caused by three things:Traumas, toxins, and thoughts. In this article Dr. Brad Kobsar discusses toxins, in the form of "fake" Estrogen. These compounds are hidden in many products and can cause deadly health problems. Learn where these toxins are hiding, how to avoid them, and safer alternatives. Following these guidelines and getting your spine and nervous system checked by a chiropractor will allow for a lifetime of terrific health.
by Barbara Stahura
Most family members caring for a loved one with a serious injury, illness, or condition are extremely stressed; many times they fall prey to illness and some even die while their care recipient is still alive. I understand.
When my husband suffered a serious brain injury in 2003, caring for him led me to be diagnosed with secondary traumatic stress. Fortunately, he was able to recover and become independent over time, which meant I could recover, too...
Writing & Poetry Therapy
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Trauma, mental or physical, shapes our lives. These three surprising friends experienced both types of trauma and have formed a permanent, and unlikely, unbreakable bond.
Animals & Pets
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 Holli Kenley
Over the years, as an intern and then as a I licensed therapist, I have worked heavily in the fields of abuse, trauma, addiction, and grief/loss. With individuals, couples, and families, I largely relied on two approaches: Client Centered and Cognitive Behavioral methodologies. For most of my clients, their journeys were met with healing and levels of recovering that enabled them to navigate with a more whole and well sense of being. However, as far back as 2003, I began to feel that there was more left unsaid, more left unfinished...
Editor's Note: Betrayal strikes at the core of trust, causing an unraveling of the foundation of intimacy. Holli Kenley describes the questions this evokes during the healing of the betrayal injury.
by Dylan Charles, Editor of Waking Times
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Whether you agree with American foreign policy or not, it’s difficult to imagine disagreement over the fact that soldiers returning from war should be given the best possible care to recover from physical and psychological injuries incurred in military service...
Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Shamanism is a broad practice of accessing knowledge and healing from non-physical intelligent sources - spirits. There are many ways to connect with spirits, and some use psycho-active substances - plant spirit medicine - to make the connection. This article presents one of those ways. I do not have direct knowledge of Iboga, but I do know that the traumas suffered by soldiers in war time are treatable by many forms of shamanic healing - with and without the ingestion of plant spirit medicine.
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