Monthly Archives: September 2012

“Childhood Trauma . . . How ‘States’ Become ‘Traits'”

An article by Dr. Bruce D. Perry et al is a must-read for all those trying to understand the impact of infant trauma on a person’s life:  “Childhood Trauma, The Neurobiology of Adaptation, and ‘Use-dependent’ Development of the Brain: How ‘States’ Become ‘Traits.’” I became interested in this article because I believe that there are…

Time for a Poem (or Two)

Let Love Let an open heart drench us in love. When critique flies in fill your well with kindness– a hand offered, a drink, a cup. Let us understand, step back from analysis, bow to forgiveness. Let us put our hands together in a prayer of thanks for our mistakes that teach us to laugh at…

PTS While You Sleep – The Power of Meditation (Part III)

After re-reading key sections of Peter Levine’s book Waking the Tiger, I conclude that it doesn’t have practical material that I can use to help me find relief from PTS (post-traumatic stress) symptoms while I sleep (see previous posts Parts I and II).  To heal from trauma, Levine’s advice is to work with a practitioner of Somatic Re-experiencing, a form of…

Mesothelioma and PTSD in Military Veterans

I want to welcome Douglas Karr, a US Navy veteran and blogger for The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, to myincision. In his initial email to me in which he introduced himself, this statement captured my heart and mind: “The lack of awareness the general public has about how everyday civilians, not just soldiers, suffer from things…