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With pain and suffering in the world, it can sometimes be difficult to believe that our world is still a beautiful place with beautiful people.
When tragedy strikes – look for the helpers to lean on.
There has and continues to be catastrophic events in life. Whether they are brought about ... Views: 37
If you are some who looks back on their past with amazingly fond memories and never experienced any regret, shame, or sadness regarding choices you've made, then this article is so not for you.
This article is for the rest of us.
The ones who are either trying vigorously to forget the ... Views: 135
We’ve become a society accepting the high level of stress in our lives. We struggle to pay bills, keep up with our children and their activities, and work in jobs with diminished rewards. A general feeling of malaise adds even more to our loads. How long can we carry our burdens without some ... Views: 143
Dear Dr. Romance:
After experiencing alot of physical and emotional abuse in my life, my last relationship was very damaging emotionally and physically. Now, many years later, I haven't had a serious relationship or even a date since. I've had two opportunities this year, but one wanted ... Views: 305
Today about 17.5 million people are getting trained for waging wars. They are being trained to imbibe the ‘art’ of using murderous weapon, killing other humans and thus destroying precious wealth of the world. This then is their ‘artistic skills’. All specialties of their inner personality are ... Views: 199
A cut medically known as an avulsion. Not really even a cut or a gash. Basically, the removal of a chunk of flesh.
After a visit to the ER, where the doctor told me there wasn’t much he could do—after all, there was nothing to stitch up—I had no choice but to give it time to heal.
For ... Views: 288
There certainly is importance regarding modern sciences’ attainments and advancement. None can challenge its requirement and utility value. Yet one can say that we truly benefit from it only when it encourages desirable creativity. Regarding destruction sciences’ achievements have always proved ... Views: 252
As per Encyclopedia Britannica a report given by United Nation’s Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO in 1980 says 172.582 billion dollars the world over are blown up in designing war based technology and weapons. This forms 7.25% of the world’s total income. Further every ... Views: 269
I've heard this cliché all my life but never really "got" it until recently. Maybe that’s because I grew up in an abusive family. Surviving my childhood taught me fierce coping skills. For those skills, I'm grateful. I also believe it molded me into the loving, compassionate woman I am ... Views: 292
Rapid Eye Oscillation Technique (REOT) is a technique that can be used for reducing excessive ruminations and worry, to calm a racing mind, and for general relaxation. It can also help eliminate meditation "monkey mind" -- the problem with unwanted thoughts entering your consciousness during ... Views: 360
Our attention has been riveted by one person’s heinous actions and the consequences felt in Newtown, CT. Complete understanding of this tragedy defies our intellect. However, we do choose how to respond.
While I pray such disaster avoids your area, reality suggests some variation will ... Views: 265
Those possessing the wealth of a brilliant intellect too are scientists in a certain sense. Various institutions and systems of the government and society work as per their directions and pressure. Lest social vile traditions and individual unethical activities/behavior were vehemently opposed ... Views: 196
Writing therapy offers a safe way to get thoughts and feelings down on paper or electronically so that you can deal with them effectively. When you feel like you have got so much going on in your head and your heart that you are going to explode, having an outlet for your feelings is a way to ... Views: 282
Modern science has its own glory and progress has its own importance. One can never oppose the utility value and requirement of both these. Despite this it’s true benefits accrue only when both are used for wholesome creative goals of the world. Energy used for destruction always proves to be ... Views: 230
Payam Ghassemlou MFT, Ph.D.
Many people carry invisible wounds that, when untreated, can impact the quality of their lives. Invisible wounds are often the result of betrayal, abandonment, neglect, and trauma that many people go through. This is different from ... Views: 376
I know I'm not alone in the fact that I've lost someone very special to breast cancer, and I'm sure I'm not alone in the fact that it still hurts after nearly twenty years. My mom passed away in 1993, a victim of this horrible disease, and getting over her death has taken most of my adult life. ... Views: 706
I have been fighting a substantial list of mental disorders for twenty years, including Agoraphobia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, etc. All of these ailments can be challenging, but for the most part, I've lived a normal life.
This year, however, I realized I ... Views: 699
When I was six years old, I became a victim of child molestation. The atrocious acts continued for close to a year, before my mother discovered the horrible secret and put an end to the nightmare... or so I thought. Let me tell you how, for most of my adult life, I've continued to allow myself ... Views: 799
We are all connected and all part of the universe and the Kingdom of God. We create our reality and bring about our good fortune by the way we respond and naturally affect the responses of others. In fact, we are all basically seeking to return to the realization of who we are, a magnificent ... Views: 680
Living in the Bottom of a Well
By Sheri N Hall
You look up, you see a small circle of light- no it is not ‘Gods light’ but it is the way out. It is seemingly far away but closer than you think. It is very small; sometimes non-existent sometimes you cannot see it because you don’t want to ... Views: 809
To Prevent Suicide: Heal Post Traumatic Soul Disorder
Jane A. Simington, PhD.
Taking Flight International Corporation
September 9-15, 2012 is designated as suicide prevention week. Many are asking how we can prevent the horrific statistics, such as those recently reported about the ... Views: 466
CHAPTER 1: The Caregiving Personality
“Many survivors of childhood sexual abuse have developed heightened capacities to be attentive to the needs of others, to be excellent caretakers, and simultaneously to know and not know. It is not surprising that children who have organized their lives ... Views: 394
This question has plagued all of us, including researchers for a long time! Could it be because we’re all inherently lazy and don’t exercise enough? Or maybe it’s because we have a job that’s too demanding on our back? To properly address this question, here are some interesting facts:
1. ... Views: 497
Do you know that within the subconscious mind are stored all the negative automatic self sabotaging programs that one accumulates from negative life experiences? Do you know that negative memories of those experiences program one to identify with negative “self beliefs” such as I’m inadequate, ... Views: 658
An article by Jay Tow, M.S., Certified Sexologist
“It’s just not fair.”
“How can they do that to me?”
“Don’t they care how this affects me?”
“This always happens to me. Why can’t I catch a break?”
Have you ever said anything like the quotes above? I don’t think anyone goes ... Views: 511
Is stress making your life seem more and more hectic? Perhaps it’s causing your performance to lag at work, leaving you feeling exhausted at the end of the day. Or perhaps your stress levels are creating problems in your relationships- with your co-works, children or even your spouse? You might ... Views: 437
Breaking the Trauma-Anxiety-Anger PTSD symptom Loop
You have read all about it in the tabloids, newspapers and on-line news and entertainment sources… Celebrity relationship melt-downs, due to their inability to respond appropriately to repeated trauma-related anxiety that suddenly looms up ... Views: 338
Mindfulness for LGBT People
By Payam Ghassemlou MFT, Ph.D.
Research on the brain has brought our attention to the impact of earlier life experiences on the development of the brain. What occurred in the past can condition our brain to have certain expectations about the future which ... Views: 568
Moving house is always a stressful situation to find oneself in. It becomes even more stressful if the home that you are about to leave is one that you have built or lived in for many years.
To part with your family home can feel like cutting away a large chunk of your past. The act of ... Views: 301
There is a lot of emotional and mental stress when an actual disaster happens. It can be really easy to lose all that composure and coolness when the world is falling apart and people are rioting on the streets or dying.
It is a whole different story when talking about a disaster as opposed ... Views: 345
April has been designated as 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The issues of sexual assault, is a national issue and profoundly impacts everyone’s community. The purpose of SAAM is to help people become more aware of sexual violence in ... Views: 308
I have been through my own arduous journey of sexual healing, and now my passion is to assist you on yours. Having made a full recovery from childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual addiction, my life's work is now helping others do the same. While I acknowledge that the journey is never really ... Views: 1010
Recently, I got into the car to make a quick trip to the store. I popped in a CD, Michael W. Smith’s "Healing Rain." The second track on the CD is the song "Healing Rain." As I listened to it, the Holy Spirit came over me so strongly that I began to weep. I have always believed that this is ... Views: 1187
Dear Dr. Romance:
I congratulate you for your many helpful articles on the Internet. I would like to have your advice. I am male and in the last 25 years I had a therapy experience which lasted 3 1/2 years and left me with unresolved issues; shorter therapy experiences with different ... Views: 530
Do you suffer with a disorder where emotion has upset your body?
* Chronic Pain without Medical cause?
* Pre-Menstrual or Menstrual Tension?
* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
* Nocturnal Teeth Grinding?
* Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
... Views: 729
As I’ve previously stated, shame significantly impacts our spirituality. This is usually the most challenging area for shame-based people. Spirituality is found deep within our core: the deepest level that humans operate from. The ability to live in peace and harmony is a function of our ... Views: 511
Subconscious Reprogramming refers to the process of renewing your unconscious mind through repeated exposure to new thoughts, ideas, habits and images. You can gain a lot when you engage consciously in the process. You can easily eliminate psychological trauma when you take time to engage in the ... Views: 407
Too often, people with handicaps live their life just to survive. This happens to people when their focus is on what is wrong, but that is not the only focus a handicapped person can have. It is possible to find a peaceful center within you. When you focus there, it is easy to ignore the ... Views: 453
There is said to be two types of shame. One is described as normal and healthy and the other is said to be abnormal and dysfunctional.
This shame is part of having a healthy conscience; with certain behaviours and actions being kept in check by this feeling. And when ones ... Views: 707
I can’t count the number of times I heard, or read: « I really don’t know why I am so depressed / anxious / in pain ; I was raised by a loving, ordinary family and nothing terrible ever happened to me; the problem is just me”.
Or another slightly different version “ I really don’t know why I ... Views: 378
When I was 13 years old, my mother and 2 younger sisters were killed in an Air Canada plane crash.
From the moment that my father got that horrible phone call telling him about the plane crash, he was beyond devastated. He was 44 years old and the overwhelming loss understandably traumatized ... Views: 338
What is trauma? We hear the word bandied about in the mental health community or at 12 step meetings, but what is trauma anyway? Simply put, it's someone's subjective experience of a disturbing life event. It overwhelms a person's ability to cope and leaves them feeling as if they'll be ... Views: 278
All Sufferers of Trauma Disorders have something in common,
they all suffer from a variety of extremely unpleasant physical discomforts and symptoms.
Here, I present a brief plan to offer some practical ideas that have proven to help numerous people overcome the harmful and miserable effects ... Views: 777
Yesterday, I caught the tail end of a conversation that got me thinking about pain, and how attached many of us our to our pain.
Pain is a valuable tool, as its presence alerts us to something that is in need of attention and healing, but what happens when we become so used to the pain that ... Views: 494
What is you climb? Are you facing challenge in your life today? The climb is the most difficult part of the walk we face in our everyday life.
It’s where our realities are faced. It’s where we wonder whether or not we are able to complete all of the task in life we face. We all have a ... Views: 384
When I started to open up to the causes my emotional pain and the darkness my life was taking, I began healing the issues responsible for my deep depression. I was on an accelerated path to healing, hungry for knowledge and understanding. I had started first, with group therapy at our local ... Views: 550
How does childhood trauma affect the brain?
Originally Published on November 15, 2011 on HotMommaGossip.com
PhD, Grief & Trauma Educator and Therapist
Healthy bonding and attachment are crucial to development from the first days of life. Well cared-for babies ... Views: 980
There are three internal elements of yourself that determine whether your relationship and life is satisfactory or not and whether you are stressed and unhappy or not. One is how often – and to what degree – you either feel negative emotions or bottle up the ones you don’t know how to express ... Views: 421
So many times the cover-up seems to me to be worse than the crime. It might be something as President Nixon and Watergate or as trivial as Sarah Palin and her … um … improvisation on the ride of Paul Revere.
(Don’t try to fool a Boston girl – I know all about Paul Revere).
I think most of ... Views: 626
A beloved football coach – I might even say a living legend – finds his life destroyed after a luminous career. All because of alleged inaction – perhaps to shield a friend, perhaps to preserve the “old school” or for other reasons.
And the sad story of Joe Paterno is only one more chapter ... Views: 605