Monthly Archives: April 2013

The New Traumatology–A Must-See Video

If you want to understand trauma and post-traumatic stress (PTS), you’ve got to see this video The New Traumatology & The Trauma Spectrum: A Conversation between Dr. Robert Scaer and cultural animator Anthony ‘Twig’ Wheeler Part 1 and Part 2. Dr. Robert Scaer* is a practicing neurologist, the Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Mapleton Center…

To Journal–To Save a Life

Journaling saved my life. Throughout the turmoil of my twenties, writing in a journal gave me a safe space to live. In the pages of my notebooks, I drew pictures, raged, played with words, poemed, analyzed and understood myself, and basically figured out how to go on living day-to-day. I taped in images from magazines…

Why ReStory?

I have officially moved from myincision.wordpress.com, where I’ve blogged for three years, to this new place, www.restoryyourlife.com/blog. I don’t feel entirely comfortable here yet, but I’m glad I’ve come. I have started a business, ReStory Your Life – Freedom After Trauma, and the new website and blog address reflect this move. Through speaking engagements, workshops, and…

Images of Healing

Drawing and painting have allowed me access to inner images. The original title of this piece is “Parts.”At age twenty-six in 1978 and in therapy with Lee O. Johnson, I watercolor-painted this snow-woman. I was starting to find some balance in my life. Even though I was wounded (dab of red), my body parts are neatly…