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.'
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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.
by Ian R. Luepker, ND, DHANP
As a practitioner working with children who struggle with psychological and behavioral issues, I am very interested in understanding what most helps children survive difficult, even traumatic, childhoods. Beyond surviving, I'm even more interested in what helps children to become confident, autonomous and successful adults...
Editor's Note: Dr. Luepker specializes in treatment of children with disorders on the Autistic spectrum. With his extensive experience he gives us a clear case of childhood depression treated with homeopathy.
by Susan Peabody
Those who vacillate between love addiction and love avoidance are called Ambivalent Love Addicts. Most Love Addicts and Love Avoidants are ambivalent at one time or another. They crave love, but they also fear it. The most famous kind of Ambivalent Love Addict is the Narcissist...
Editor´s Note from Debbie Allen: In recent years the addiction field has moved from a sole focus on substance addiction to understanding that people may have multiple addictions including sexual addictions and love addictions. In many cases, there is a shame based core in the personality which is often linked to early trauma resulting in disrupted attachment needs. The longing for attachment and fear of attachment results in an ambivalent style of intimacy in adult relationships. Susan Peabody describes the unique characteristics of the Ambivalent Love Addict.
by Craig Weiner DC
Here is the obvious. If you use EFT yourself or with others, you are using the process of memory. If you are seriously doing EFT with others, if you have not yet, then you will run into trauma...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: Memory - why is it that you might forget where you left your keys yet a traumatic memory from years past keeps rearing its ugly head? If you have practiced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) on yourself or employ it as a modality in your health practice, you have probably encountered traumatic memories.
Dr. Craig Weiner helps you understand how trauma alters memories in a simple, concise explanation of the neuroscience behind memory. Knowing how trauma is stored explains how random, seemingly unrelated memories arise during a tapping session. As well, Dr. Weiner explains why the emotional flood gate might open when recalling a past trauma.
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.
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