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One nation under trauma

August 10, 2015

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One nation under trauma by P.D. Alleva —  We do not have to look far to notice the vast amount of negativity that surrounds us on a daily and consistent basis. Any one of us over the age of 15 can recount the events of September 11, 2001, or other traumas that have taken place […]

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Resolving the traumas of life

November 22, 2013

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by Stephanie Levitt —  Trauma is everywhere. We bear witness to it on our TV screens as we see the aftermath of a horrendous school shooting and worry about the safety of our own children. We hear stories about wars, people being killed, raped and tortured, and we have friends or family who are in […]

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Healing shame, fear and the addictive mind

October 15, 2013

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by Paul Stiles Randak —  The journey toward healing and personal freedom requires one to address the nature and origin of past wounds. These wounds, which formed at a very early age, are the result of events and relationships in one’s life where the authentic or artistic self was abandoned or injured. Releasing oneself from […]

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Music can enhance fertility while reducing stress

September 22, 2013

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by Sean Grace —  Month after month of disappointment can turn into years of despair as women face the uncertainty that comes with prolonged infertility. What begins as a time of planning and the anticipation of starting a family can sometimes shift from an optimistic outlook to one of incredible stress. How women and couples […]

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Thoughts about hurricanes Katrina and Rita

September 21, 2013

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by Elyse Ann —  We are all painfully aware of the complete and utter devastation that hurricanes Katrina and Rita leveled against the Gulf Coast. People lost their lives. Many, literally, have lost every material possession. They have become nomads in their own country. As difficult as it has been to watch these events unfold, […]

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Doctor, you are the gatekeeper for domestic violence in your community

August 8, 2013

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by Jeanne King, Ph.D. —  Kind, compassionate Dr. X examines his bruised patient — a victim of domestic violence — and confidently breathes a sigh of relief thinking, “Thank God, she admitted it. Now all she needs is a barracuda attorney to get her and her children to safe waters.” Not necessarily so! A barracuda […]

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Love, wisdom and hurricanes

July 15, 2013

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  by Dr. Larry Wilson — With Katrina and Rita, two powerful hurricanes, arriving so close together, many people are wondering about storms. What is their meaning for us? More importantly, what good comes from storms and other disasters? Natural disasters have occurred for as long as mankind has been on this planet. They are […]

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Emotional healing answers, “How were you hurt?”

May 17, 2013

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by Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph.D. —  Many men and women experience emotional and/or physical pain that originated in early childhood sexual abuse they may not remember because they were too young or because they have repressed the memory. They may attribute these maladies to adult traumas, stresses, failures or to a genetic abnormality. Family violence […]

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PTSD — Post-traumatic stress disorder

May 9, 2013

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by Dr. Justin Petersen —  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following traumatic personal experiences or after witnessing a life-threatening event. Events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents or violent personal assaults like rape can induce PTSD. Simply put, PTSD creates a state in which memories […]

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Nightmares have a bad rap!

May 6, 2013

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by Thomas W. Sonandres —  Nobody likes waking in the middle of the night, in a cold sweat, struggling to shake off the dread and terror that nightmares can evoke. The emotional toll from nightmares make these dreams something most people wish to avoid. If we are lucky, the shock and foreboding remain for only […]

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New program for returning war veterans

April 25, 2013

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by Betty Merritt —  They were on constant vigil, checking each quadrant of the landscape. Emerging from armored vehicles, they inspected each window and door for enemies and braced themselves for combat. At night, they half-slept; the sounds of exploding IEDs (improvised explosive devices) infiltrated their dreams. Now that they are back home, where everyone […]

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Sticks and stones may break my bones …

April 24, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  As children, most of us were familiar with the sing-song, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” At that time, we were unaware of just how untrue that little ditty was. We were unaware of the deep and long-lasting wounds we can receive from and […]

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Treating eye problems with colored lights and acupuncture

April 20, 2013

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by Dr. Edward C. Kondrot —  How can colored light applied to the skin help treat eye problems? Contrary to what you might imagine, the answer is tied to the familiar Chinese system of medicine called acupuncture. The Chinese have observed that energy, or chi, travels through the body in specific meridians, located near the […]

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