This article highlights a phenomenological discovery: It is probable that thousands of people who have been prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines for apnea do not actually need them if their post-traumatic stress memories are addressed. The author helps clients reframe decisions they made about themselves and their perceived safety in the world during
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Romeo Dallaire with Jessica Dee Humphreys. Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD. Elaine N. Aron, PhD. (2000). The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You Tavris, Carol and Aronson, Elliott. Mistakes Were Made (but not by me).
Abstract Many people in modern society believe that spirituality is no more than antiquated cultural/ religious/ magical beliefs; denial of death; coping mechanisms for unresolved grief; other forms of wishful thinking; or mental aberrations. Growing numbers and varieties of research studies confirming reports of spiritual experiences contradict these disbeliefs. Because spiritual aspects of wholistic healing
Within conventional medicine, medical interventions are generally considered to be the effective agents for change in and of themselves. It is the medication, surgery, radiotherapy or other intervention that appears to bring relief or cure to the patient. Yet it is firmly established that a third of people treated for most illnesses will show improvements
I grew up deeply influenced by, and singing, the socially relevant songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, early Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and later the amazingly well crafted lyrics of the Canadian Stan Rogers. For half a century, theres been little popular interest in songs like these. Now, however, we face wholesale loss of consensus
Abstract: Written by a survivor of extensive childhood rape who is studying to become a counselor herself, this article gives therapists deep insights into the mechanics of dissociation and how to work with these trauma survivors for healing. Hiding strategies are discussed, such as putting on a smile to try to make people think everything
Abstract The legislation that was passed in the US may have expanded health care coverage, but it will not bring patients and their physicians into a more healing relationship. That will require expanding the current paradigms of medical care. This article will examine Disease Focused Medical Practice (DFMP). It will describe two other healthcare practice