Entries tagged with “Trauma”
Excerpt from Hope, Make, Heal: 20 Crafts to Mend the Heart
Inside the MiracleEnduring Suffering, Approaching Wholenessby Mark NepoSounds TrueSpiritual guide Mark Nepo is a consummate storyteller, as evidenced in this collection of essays, …
An excerpt from Bouncing Forward from Michaela Haas, PhD
Laying the important groundwork for healing trauma.
An adapted excerpt from Journey Through Trauma by Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD
For someone who has experienced trauma, the present moment may feel like the most dangerous place in the world.
A new study has sheds light on exactly how the brain hides memories.
“Dancing Mindfulness” combines healing movements with free-form expression to provide a new therapy for trauma.
While it is common to keep our pain to ourselves, silence creates more trauma. Margaret Wheatley explains the healing power of telling our stories.
The massage therapist slid her hand under my sacrum, and waited. I wasn’t sure what this was supposed to feel like and apparently nothing was happening.“What do you feel?” she…
"Our sexuality is one of the tenderest, most vulnerable aspects of who we are. It needs us to be safe and to feel trust. Then it can come out with the confidence, creativity, and even fierce passion that are its natural expressions."
The developer of a therapy called Somatic Experiencing, Peter Levine helps patients overcome traumatic memories through physical movement.
Lynne Vanderpot talks about the effects psychiatric drugs' effect on ones spirituality.
Shaili Jain, M.D., a top expert on trauma, writes about cutting edge medical interventions that hold the promise of preventing PTSD.
As doctors strive for a miracle, this chaplain in training learns how much hearts need healing.
While this boy watched the towers fall, the drug pusher next to him was stabbed to death. Here's a conversation that can help us all work toward ending the cycle of violence.
Rabbi Rami talks to trauma expert and Zen priest Dr. Joanne Cacciatore.
Whether you’re a policeman or an ironworker, a commodities trader or construction worker, missionary or sanitation worker, fireman or rocker, in the pit of enormous human need at Ground Zero everyone seems to be discovering we’re all more generous, less fearful, more accepting, less judgmental, more compassionate, both more vulnerable and yet somehow stronger than we ever, ever thought we could be.
Yoga can be a great tool for recovery, but only if yoga teachers understand how to shape the practice to the needs of people healing from trauma.
Disbelieving ourselves only sustains our suffering.
The World Health Organization notes PFA “involves humane, supportive and practical assistance for people who are distressed, in ways that respect their dignity, culture, and abilities.”
The fifth chakra is one of the best-kept secrets for owning your authority and interacting authentically.
How might you create holidays around the ones that mean the most?
Our political and social systems don't support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events.
As a society, we turn a blind eye to obvious trauma, making one’s story more difficult.