Entries tagged with “Trauma”
Yoga is an incredibly powerful tool for stress management. Try this sequence of five poses to calm down, relax, and recenter yourself.
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
“Over time, feeding and caring for my being this way, along with nourishing other diverse aspects of my life, built my fortitude to transform family meals into a time of warmth and care, ending a legacy of trauma and neglect.”
Chronic pain can be caused by lingering trauma, creating stress that is unresolved. Break the cycle.
Laying the important groundwork for healing trauma.
An adapted excerpt from Journey Through Trauma by Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD
One of the founders of Earthbound Farm ignored the present-day consequences of her family’s past. Until she needed to heal.
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.
Other drugs may soon follow marijuana’s path from illegal to medical to decriminalized to legal
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."
Pain and emotions are inextricably linked. Here is what your pain is trying to tell you and three ways to release stuck emotions and heal chronic back pain.
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.
Rabbi Rami talks to trauma expert and Zen priest Dr. Joanne Cacciatore.
Mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. James S. Gordon shares a technique to shake loose trauma from the body.
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.”
Yoga teachers often refer to the pelvis as “the junk drawer of emotions.” To let go of past emotional states, you have to let the hips get unstuck—rather literally. Here are 5 yoga poses that can open this chakra and restore motion and flow to your hips.
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.