by Isa Gucciardi, PhD
Depth Hypnosis is a therapeutic model that does offer an effective method for working with PTSD type symptoms. The alleviation of these symptoms depends upon identifying the traumatizing event and then integrating the emotions that were not processed at the time of the event...
by Edward Tick
Warriors in traditional societies served the need for protection, and all that was done was done in the tribe’s name. They had rituals transferring responsibility for actions during warfare from veterans to the entire culture. Ultimately leaders, not ordinary troops, were held responsible for the results of battle and for the deaths that occurred...
Editor's Note from Michael Williams: A short time ago, the Soldier's Heart organization was one of our featured charities. Its founder, Ed Tick, Ph.D., has worked with war veterans or “warriors” for more than 30 years. His article tells of the importance of encouraging warriors to share their stories to enable healing from the trauma of war and from associated illnesses such as PTSD. Continued from Part 1.
by Edward Tick, PhD
Guilt, shame, slaughter without purpose, alienation from homeland and life itself—this was the legacy that Günter passed on to his son Walt from his World War II combat service in Hitler’s Wehrmacht. Walt, “the only child born in freedom,” was born in the United States shortly after his parents emigrated here from Germany...
Editor's Note from Michael Williams: A short time ago, the Soldier's Heart organization was one of our featured charities. Their founder, Ed Tick, Ph.D., has worked with war veterans or “warriors” for more than 30 years. His article tells of the importance of encouraging warriors to share their stories to enable healing from the trauma of war and from associated illnesses such as PTSD.
by Chris Colin, Smithsonian Magazine
Isolated, his family deteriorating—“I couldn’t show affection, couldn’t hug my kids”—Soliz turned to the Palo Alto V.A. Medical Center. One recent morning, he talked about his progress. Hanging from his belt was a container of doggie treats, a link to the treatment he credits with saving his life. Soliz participates in Paws for Purple Hearts, one of four experimental programs nationwide that pair veterans afflicted by PTSD with Labrador and golden retrievers...
Editor´s Note from Cathy Alinovi: The therapeutic value of animals in our lives can be found in so many different ways. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating illness. See how dogs can help veterans overcome their PTSD.
Animals & Pets
From YouTube - 'Picking up a paint brush or decorating a mask is something we often associate with child's play. But it turns out that art-making has the power to do much more. War News Radio's Elliana Bisgaard-Church reports on the healing effects of art therapy for trauma victims, specifically for combat soldiers home from Iraq and Afghanistan.'
Arts & Art Therapy
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.
One in 10 men is a victim of trauma; 71 percent of men experience some form of psychological or emotional before they turn 18. Trauma, especially in childhood, has been linked to addiction. Many addicts and recovering addicts are also trauma survivors. Though men and women cope with trauma differently, people of both genders experience the same level of intense suffering in the face of pain and loss...
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.
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