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EMDR IS FOR PATIENTS SO TRAUMATIZED THAT FULL RECOVERY IS THOUGHT TO BE IMPOSSIBLE

TRAUMATIZED BEYOND REPAIR? The Body Keeps the Score, (2014) by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., CHAPTER 17 – PUTTING THE PIECES BACK TOGETHER: SELF-LEADERSHIP, Traumatized beyond hope, page 280: “Traumatized people suffer from many different types of clinical disorders. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) at one time was called multiple personality disorder. As dramatic as its…

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IS EMDR THE NEXT BIG THING?

The bilateral stimulation of EMDR can alter brain states in a manner similar to that seen during REM sleep. The so-called royal family has never appealed to me. When I had cable TV, I would always tune the royals out. Royalty is a scam in my opinion. I have never watched, listened to, or read…

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HEALING PAST MEMORIES WITH EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprogramming cleared childhood trauma from my neural pathways. Due to my traumatic childhood, I have found it impossible to show true affection to any other human being. I loved my dog during my turbulent childhood and so as an adult I could only love dogs. On some level I felt that…

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What cannot be communicated to the [m]other cannot be told to the self

The opposite of being traumatized is to communicate fully. Traumatic events are almost impossible to put into words. We all need someone to whom we can express our feelings that words cannot describe. Our initial imprints of the events of September 11 are not stories but images and feelings. We obtain sublime emotional gratification in…

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What were you thinking right before you acted out your childhood trauma?

There is no mind without mindfulness. Practicing mindfulness calms down the localized reflexive nervous system so that we are less likely to be thrown into fight, flight, freeze, or fuck. What were you thinking right before you threw yourself into a dry drunk? What was going on inside your mind right before you acted out…

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Dream Secret: Nicotine Gum

The secret of how to dream all night every night is by using nicotine gum. It seems at though I dream all night every night. My secret to dreaming all night every night is using nicotine gum after dinner, before bed. I first discovered that nicotine gum enhances dreaming during my many attempts in the…

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The Sixth Deadly Sin

When did gluttony become one of my vices? Now that I have broken myself of my habit of working out in the gym and injuring my body, I no longer have access to a scale to weigh myself every other day. My gym-free work-outs are much better for me. My body has better definition and…

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This blog is all I have

My tortured nomadic soul is weary. This blog is the only way that my tortured soul can communicate with Chief David Doan. You messed me up with my bookkeeping by cashing my January check. When I wrote that check, you knew that I would be leaving, but I did not know that I would be…