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Project Welcome Home Troops

Yesterday  my colleague Christine Travers-O’Brien who works at the VA in Fort Collins mentioned Project Welcome Home Troops which includes meditation and yoga into a healing program for vets.

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Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Course

One of the hardest things about healing trauma is the chaotic, crazy feelings, the disoriented experience of being in your own skin. One of the greatest experiences is when you learn how to re-claim your body and feel the sense of calm, easy, contentment that can happen when you’ve tamed the traumatic activation. The Becoming […]

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Background PTSD treatment

Background PTSD Treatment Pierre Janet, a French psyciatrist (1859-1947) is credited with first noticing the symptoms we now call post traumatic stress disorder. He took seriously the symptoms of hysteria, which called dissociative disorders in the diagnositic manuals. Janet studied the underlying mechanisms of these symptoms – looking beyond the label, noticing how the body was […]

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Treatment for PTSD

  Treatment for PTSD In the last twenty years or so the treatment for PTSD has advanced from it’s early years, especially in regards to chronic PTSD. Although PTSD and it’s treatment has been recognized by physicians throughout the years, especially those who work with war veterans. One of the most prominent in the field […]

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Internal Family Systems: Treatment for PTSD

  Treatment for PTSD: Internal Family Systems Model The Internal Family Systems model includes the body but from an understanding that the body/mind is subdivided into various “parts.” Developed by Richard Schwartz, PhD the IFS model takes traditional family therapy and explored what happens with the internal family system (hence the name!) This model describes way […]

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Foreward to Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual

Foreward to The Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual by Janina Fisher, PhD Traumatic experience affects not only our minds, emotions, and systems of belief, but also the body. At the moment of life threat, ‘animal brain’ instincts take precedence over reflective decision-making, allowing us to run, duck for cover, hide, fight back, or “huddle and […]

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Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Treatment for PTSD: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy There’s a great deal to be said about changing our thoughts. Many who suffer from chronic PTSD have heard many times, “Just go and do it,” “Put the thoughts behind you.” All these are basic versions of “Get over it!” “Move on!” “Life’s too short to dwell […]

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