Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]

For vets, those affected by natural disasters, assault, traumatic stress, and complicated grief. Find out about new frontiers of trauma recovery including the connection between mindfulness and healing the structure of traumatized brain.

Rick Hanson on Letting Go

The practices — simple actions inside your mind — light up neural networks of deep well-being and resilience. And because “neurons that fire together, wire together,” each time you do a practice, it strengthens key neural circuits like building a muscle in the gym. Each practice is grounded in modern…

How Mindfulness Can Help Resolve Childhood Trauma

How Mindfulness Can Help Resolve Childhood Trauma

The mindfulness resurgence has been a gift to us all especially in our fast paced and un-present tech-driven lifestyles. While empirical research has yet to officially conclude that mindfulness is effective with trauma/PTSD, good trauma therapists have known for decades that being aware of a trigger instead of being the…

Interoception: the potential of embodied mindfulness

Interoception: the potential of embodied mindfulness

By Contributing writer and trauma recover expert, Dave Emerson At the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, we have been using modified yoga as an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma since 2003. Complex trauma is a clinical phenomenon that describes what happens when people live in chronically abusive and/or neglectful environments…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 39 ~ Make peace with your true nature

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 39 ~ Make peace with your true nature

Our deeper nature usually prevails, and what a relief when it does. Remember the big hair of the 1980s?  It was a time when young men and women alike where subjecting themselves to a head full of chemicals followed by gobs of sticky, slimy, hair gel.   Madonna or Michael,…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 23 ~ Stay open to love

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 23 ~ Stay open to love

You might be wearing a heavy coat of armour.  It may have served you well in the past.  Perhaps you had to protect yourself from unreliable caregivers, or the disappointment of untrustworthy friends.   It was quite brilliant of you to don this armour under these circumstances.   But the…

Mindful Breathing 

Breathing techniques that help balance energy, improve concentration, and promote clarity.

Using Anger Mindfully

Using Anger Mindfully

by Beth S. Patterson, MA, LPC Many of us, especially those on the spiritual path, tend to look at anger as an entirely negative emotion.  However, anger used mindfully can be extremely positive, powerful and ultimately healing.  Anger is simply energy, and we always have a choice as to what…