by Dylan Charles, Editor of Waking Times
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Yoga has many benefits to the body, mind and spirit and can help one to heal from many types of traumas. Our nation’s military personnel who have served in combat zones are one of the most traumatized segments of our population and as such it is wise to find new ways of helping them to return to normal lives. Yoga has the power to help...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Yoga has the power to heal symptoms of combat stress from deployed military soldiers. The practice of hatha yoga improved anxiety and emotional stress levels from a controlled group. The peace and relaxation that most yogis enjoy should definitely be spread out where it's needed.
by Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, CTC,
Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Certified Trauma Consultant
Domestic violence is defined as “a pattern of abusive behaviors -- including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion -- used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship...”
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: In this article, art therapist, Gretchen Miller, provides an overview of her work with women and children who have been exposed to and traumatised by domestic violence. A video and presentation provide additional information of Gretchen's work.
Arts & Art Therapy
Editor's Note from Mayu Kawata: A great overview and explanation of music therapy on PBS NewsHour, inspired by Former Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords' recovery from her gunshot trauma with the help of music therapy. Based on the therapeutic relationship between the client and a professional music therapist, music therapy is much more than simple music appreciation.
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by James Williams
Most of us take breathing for granted; we know that it happens, and yet did you know that you can use your breath to feel more energetic, and experience greater peace and clarity in your life?...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: This article showcases the wonderful soulful breathwork conducted by my trusted friend, Plamen Russev. If you happen to live in Atlanta, GA USA (where we met in meditation class)... find him and experience this cleansing practice yourself. Read on and learn more about how this work helps with stress, chronic pain, trauma, etc.
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
by Robert Medhurst
Homeopathy has an important role to play before, after and, in many countries around the world, during surgery. Despite the fact that here in Australia the surgical facilities are generally quite good, we’re still confronted with a small but nonetheless consistent number of patients who require assistance with concerns that arise prior to the surgical event and the complications that can arise after the process has been completed...
Editor´s Note: Robert's list of pre and post-surgical remedies is a great resource to have in any surgical situation. Homeopathy can play an important role in making the experience less traumatic as well as hastening healing and addressing the many after effects of surgery.
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Art can do amazing, unexpected things for people. 'Traumatic Brain Injury patients at UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle often work with art as part of their rehabilitation therapy. For some patients, the therapy becomes a passion, even a career. This video includes interviews with four TBI patients - Bret Hart, Michael Carlos, Carol Wessberg and Stacy Rosevear - and with Dr. Kathleen Bell of UW Medical Center.'
Arts & Art Therapy
by Paul Levy
The would-be shaman has to pass through the experience of madness without getting stuck in it. In the experience of madness the shaman descends into the underworld of the unconscious, where they have to come to terms with the darker parts of their being...
Editor's Note: A true pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence, Levy describes the correlation between being traumatized, abused, and wounded, and having a shamanic initiation/spiritual awakening. See Part 1 and Part 2.
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