trauma-resolution

Trauma Resolution by Peter Levine WHAT IS SOMATIC EXPERIENCING®? ”Somatic Experiencing®” (SE) is a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine. It is based upon the observation that wild prey animals, though threatened routinely, are rarely traumatized. Animals in the wild utilize innate mechanisms to regulate and discharge the high levels of

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trauflexive

Trauflexive* Breathing By Michael Grant white *A word I coined referring to traumas reflected in the breathing. TRAUFLEXIVE™ BEHAVIOR Insights towards guided and self directed trauma resolution. Great video about this It is a fairly well understood amongst many people that study the breath that “any negative emotion you can breathe through long enough and in a balanced way loses

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terrorism

“Healing From Terrorism Sickness” Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D. Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 12:27:30 PM — In terrorism, the numbers of persons affected are huge; terrorism is *meant* to affect thousands and millions of people –all at the same time. Most think terrorists’ main aim is to kill people and destroy installations. This is only secondary. (Yes, I know that

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respectful-deep-listening

The Gift of Respectful, Deep Listening by Betsy De Gress from Living Nutrition Magazine vol. 11 (Now Called Vibrance) http://www.livingnutrition.com When my brother Pete was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer a few years ago, it was not long before the hordes of self-help books arrived on everything from feng shui to proper dying procedure. Phone calls from well-meaning friends and

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getting-the-war-out

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) “Getting the War Out” New Paradigms For Healing Post Traumatic Stress Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not a “mental illness.” It’s the aftermath of overwhelming trauma that becomes frozen in the body until resolved and discharged, so that the body’s systems can reset themselves out of “fight-or-flight,” and return to normal functioning. Soldiers returning

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panic-heart

Scared to Death Panic Attacks (Severe Anxiety) May Cause Heart Attacks Mike’s comments in bold. Panic disorder involves unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms including chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness or abdominal distress. Panic disorder patients are more likely to be female, overweight, smokers and have a history of depression. About 2.4

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humor

Humor and Breathing Page 2 Page 3 “Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” George Bernard Shaw Laughter is a great form of medicine. Laughter as a form of exercise. It changes brain chemistry, releasing endorphins that increase our sense of well-being, improve our reasoning powers

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hugging

Hugging and Breathing Dedicated to Marsha Yudkin and for all others who breathe. A primary aspect to breathing is in the exhale and extending it. “He/she is a great hugger” is often a compliment to a person who really makes you feel accepted, and at ease. Aside from the emotional and social aspects of acceptance and self esteem, a “real

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fearanger

Fear and Anger Many of us are out of touch with our internal sense of a peaceful self making fear or anger the emotions hardest to control. Anger usually stems from fear. There are many strategies for addressing anger but I believe it is initially more serviceable to understand the underlying powers to the alteration of these emotions; the way

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