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 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 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.
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...
A Note from ATH Supervising Editor, Sherri Carter: Def Leppard drummer, Rick Allen, co-founded the Raven Drum Foundation to provide "healing programs for veterans, active duty military, and their families... using self-care modalities to aid in healing combat-related trauma, and the everyday stress, anxiety, and depression experienced by service men and women and their families." For more information, please visit www.ravendrumfoundation.org.
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Scott Trevelyan
Most people refer to it as a disability. I almost see it as a gift. To experience near death and be able to view life from a new positive perspective is something I have found many Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) survivors have in common...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: I met Scott Trevelyan, a visual artist on the North Coast of NSW, Australia, via an international art therapy project. Scott used printmaking techniques as a cathartic tool to overcome life-threatening injuries sustained in a traumatic motorcycle accident in 2002. He currently runs art therapy classes for Acquired Brain Injury survivors at his wheelchair-friendly, purpose built studio, ‘Willowbank Studio’.
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 from Debbie Allen: 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 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.
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