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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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Education

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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Education

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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Health

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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Liberation

BROKEN

The most broken man ever to recover from alcoholism. It is quite possible that I could be the most broken man ever to recover from childhood trauma. Only very recently have I miraculously recovered from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). By practicing love and forgiveness I am now aware of my traumatic childhood and stunted emotional…

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Health

I will never accidentally injure my body at a health club again

Thanks to functional exercise, I’ll never go to the gym again Learn how to stay out of the gym. Ten years ago I paid the head trainer at the Bay Club Howard Hughes Center in Culver City to be my personal trainer for five sessions. It was the best $250 that I ever spent on…

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Content Creator

Belief Systems

Creating a Brand New Belief System Called “Gay Tantra” What is gay tantra?  Does such a thing as gay tantra even really exist?   Los Angeles sexologist Dr. Paul Allen, OB/GYN taught me about creating belief systems and marketable services using slogans such as “gay tantric breathing & eye-gazing.”  The good doctor almost singlehandedly made up…

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Community

Closing the Book on Kundalini

Kundalini Closure Trip Coarsegold, California | I just finished the last chapter of Man to Man by Yogi Bhajan.  One of the most important things I learned from Kundalini yoga is to focus much less on the imaginary chakras and more on increasing function of the pituitary and pineal glands. The chakras are visualization tools…