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.
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.
by Paul Levy
I tried to explain to the psychiatrists that I WAS sick, however, but just not in the way they were imagining. I had a creative, psychological illness, which is to say that my seeming madness was an expression of my creative self, alchemically transforming an underlying perturbance in the field of consciousness so as to heal itself...
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.
by Paul Levy
In 1981 I spontaneously went into such an ecstatic state that I was hospitalized by what I call the “anti-bliss patrol.” The authorities had become alerted because I was simply unable to restrain my enthusiasm at the “good news” that was beginning to reveal itself to me about the nature of reality...
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.
by Laurie Roman
Prior to a head injury in 2006 I was a Freelance Native American Family History & Food Writer Researcher & Speaker.
That all ended when I was sent flying backwards head first into a cinder block wall...
Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: After experiencing a traumatic brain injury, Laurie Roman attempted to relearn crochet through conventional directions. It didn't work. After much frustration, she discovered the skill was stored not in her conscious memory but someplace deeper in the fabric of her being. Without directions or explicit memory, she began to crochet again.
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