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Energy Healing with Diane Goldner: A Follow-Up

Last time I wrote, I talked about having scheduled a long distance healing session with Diane Goldner. I’d read her fascinating book Awakening to the Light… 786 more words

PTSD

Former Mountie with PTSD sues Ottawa after multiple northern postings

A former Mountie suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after multiple postings in isolated, high risk communities has filed a lawsuit against the federal government.

In a statement of claim filed in Federal Court in Halifax, a lawyer for John Christopher Bewsher said he was exposed to “psychologically traumatic events” in Labrador and Nunavut and received no psychological evaluation, support or counselling. 627 more words

Canada

Let's Talk Trauma

My name is Kristin J, I am 24, and I am a survivor of childhood trauma.

I have never typed the above words, and very few people in my life are aware of this part of my life. 1,228 more words

The Importance of Social Bonds in Healing Trauma

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately about the importance of social bonds and trusting relationships in healing trauma. I was not surprised to learn that study after study shows that having a good support network constitutes the single most powerful protection against becoming traumatized. 657 more words

Depression

Fight or Flight as a Way of Life

I’ve never bothered to get it diagnosed, but I’m pretty sure I’ve had insomnia for my entire life. It usually takes me an hour or more to fall asleep. 305 more words

Mental Health

EMDR

Eight months ago my therapist told me that she was getting trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. I can not put into words how excited I was. 490 more words

Episode 9: First Blood

In which Chris and Paul laugh in the face of Bear Grylls and briefly consider the terrifying notion of an ultra-violent Ewok, as they head deep into the woods with the first and, by some considerable margin, best… 7 more words