Monthly Archives: December 2013

Unfreeze your Psoas in 2014 with TRE!

Sound like Greek? It was to me when my acupuncturist told me back in 1983 that my psoas was spasmed. I literally couldn’t walk, the pain in my groin was so bad. Here’s an oil painting that I made of the pain:  With a cane, I got to a few places, one being the acupuncturist. John…

“What is PTSD, Anyway?”–My 2nd Toastmasters Speech!

Last Friday, December 20th, I had the opportunity to give the speech “What is PTSD, Anyway?” at my Toastmasters meeting.  Many people were moved by it, which gives me hope that one day I’ll be able to become a more visible and sought-after public speaker on this issue. It is my hope to reach as…

The Real Story about PTSD: Groundbreaking Information Part III

This post is the final discussion of the article “Beyond the Talking Cure” by Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, a leading expert in the field of trauma. In the third section of his essay,”Learning about EMDR,” he gives a thumbs up to this technique, which he himself trained in. I have never had EMDR (Eye…

The Real Story about PTSD–Groundbreaking Information Part II

In my last post, I discussed the first part of the article “Beyond the Talking Cure” by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and provided quotes that communicated some of his main ideas. The second part of the essay reveals the “clinical dilemmas facing the therapist of traumatized patients.”  Van der Kolk basically concludes that talk…