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THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE – EPILOGUE: SEEKING SAFETY

Trauma victims are constantly seeking a sense of safety. In his 2014 bestseller, The Body Keeps the Score, Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk predicts that we will become a trauma conscious society. I think Dr. van der Kolk has been proven correct in his prediction. Trauma…

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FINAL HEALING: INTERNAL LANDSCAPE REACHES CRITICAL MASS

When the patient’s internal landscape manifests critical mass of Self, the therapist steps aside. The Body Keeps the Score, (2014) by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Chapter 17 Page 286 Internal Landscape: “The second assumption is that, rather than being a passive observer, this mindful Self can help reorganize the inner system and communicate with…

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EMDR DOES NOT REVISIT THE ORIGINAL TRAUMA IN DETAIL

BUY THIS BOOK: This is an unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted material. I purchased my copy for only $11.00 on Amazon and you should too. Here is a transcription, posting and publishing of the Association and Integration section from CHAPTER 15, LETTING GO OF THE PAST: EMDR, The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der…

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Reprogramming Trauma Without Traditional Talk Therapy

How Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing Works. The amazing thing about eye movement desensitizing and reprocessing (EMDR) is that the brain and body do all the work. The mind is not actively involved. There is no therapy per se, performed by the EMDR therapist. Reprocessing frees something in the mind/brain to activate new images, feelings…

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ZEN LIBRARY

Zen Buddhism Has Been My Constant Companion. The purpose of this article is to serve as cloud storage for my collection of Zen Buddhism PDF files. I have added a new menu item on my header for this blog entitled simply “Library.” The following books are all in the public domain. Practicing Zen meditation is…

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ALEXITHYMIA: Emotionally Retarded

Please buy this book: The Body Keeps the Score, because that is where this blog was stolen from: “The reason that traumatized people become overwhelmed by telling their stories, and the reason they have cognitive flashbacks, is that their brains have changed. As Freud and Breuer observed, trauma does not simply act as a releasing…

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MEET RACHEL HART

Everyone is selling recovery. Even comedians are selling recovery and that’s not funny! These days it seems like everyone is selling recovery and so I’m glad I got it for free before it was too late. I recovered from alcoholism in A.A. for free but Rachel Hart wants me to pay her to tell me…

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TRAUMATIC AWARENESS

Emotional things are emotionally discerned. Interior things are discerned by interoception. In much the same way that spiritual things are spiritually discerned, emotional things are emotionally discerned. Our emotions exist within our limbic systems. The only way to access our emotions is by practicing the ancient Eastern art of self-awareness. Interoception is accomplished by consciously…