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 Christine Woolfenden
As with most phobias, the fear of public speaking tends to develop in response to past experiences, either due to a single traumatic event or through gradual conditioning/association. The fear is then compounded by both negative emotions attached to memories of the past and anticipation/expectation of future poor performance, failure and/or ridicule...
by David Gerbstadt
When I tell my best friend the state of affairs, he tells me, “You have gotten this far -- over 1,800 days -- and everyday you have enough to get through the day. Enough: food, shelter, money, and love...
Editor's Note from Karen Stabley: Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that has many of the same symptoms as depression, but occurs after a person has seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. This is an article by artist, David Gerbstadt. He wrote this as a blog entry to describe his daily life and how he is coping with PTSD.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Deborah Smilovitz Foster, PhD
Intuition is a way of comprehending perceptions in terms of past experiences, present possibilities, future goals, and unconscious processes. Intuitive children integrate new information, often including unconscious material, quickly and automatically...
Editor´s Note: Children have a natural ability to use the relationship in psychotherapy to access wounds and heal trauma.This article explores the nature of the dynamic between therapist and child that is guided by intuition.
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.
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
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