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  • Converting post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth with your warrior soul

    in Lifestyle

    There is a well known fact among those who have managed to heal and liberate themselves from their trauma with great resiliency. A common thread is that they all converted post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth - the idea that one’s trauma can actually be a source of strength and resiliency, rather than just pain and suffering.


    It also happens to be something that humanity has practiced for as long as it has existed.


    It’s a life practice that is not very easy to digest at first in a society where we expect life to be pristine and perfect. But once acknowledged, it can provide measures of strength and resiliency that you never thought you had and (this is the hard part) might never have found had you not faced the trauma you faced. When you face the fiery gates of hell that your trauma has led you to, no doubt you burn with pain and suffering, but in that raging heat, the inner steel in you cures and toughens. It becomes far stronger than it ever would have been had you not gone through that experience. In today's podcast we explore the idea of post-traumatic growth...


    We're back with yet another day in the life of the happiest guy...my name is Sri. I'm a healer, wannabe writer, failed activist turned stand up comedian, and aspiring mama elephant. And I can't stop talking...

  • 00:30

    Traumatic Stress and Black America

    in Current Events

    Every therapist agrees that the impact of a traumatic event goes beyond physical damage. The emotional toll can result in a wide range of intense emotions and it takes time to recover emotional equilibrium. Being Black in America can be extraordinarily stressful.  Being treated as “second class” citizen, called names, and being excluded shatter all sense of security, causing feelings of helpless and vulnerability in a dangerous world where  feelings of anxiousness and  uncertainty.  These unsettling thoughts and feelings can only fade if life circumstances change. How to cope with feelings of injustice, racism and covert discrimination is a topic of debate in many Black American communities.


    People react in different ways to traumatic events. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to think, feel or respond. The American public is intolerant of the reactions and feelings of Black Americans in Baltimore when they rioted protesting the murder of an unarmed Black American man. The city was put under curfew and the street activists were called “thugs”. There was no effort to send in counselors to help the “traumatized” people with the emotional event. 


    Persons who ignore feelings will slow the healing process; however, in the Black community, “forgive and forget” is the tenet. Following the killing of nine Black people in Charleston, South Carolina in a church during a prayer meeting by a young White American, statements of “we forgive him” were made before the dead was buried. That is not benevolence; that is denial.


     The symptoms of traumatic stress include physical manifestations as well as emotional, such as, pounding  heart, feelings of choked up, stomach churning, racing thoughts, raised blood pressure, headaches and difficulty sleeping. 


     

  • 00:30

    URBAN VIOLENCE TRAUMATIC STRESS

    in Current Events

    U-VTS....URBAN VIOLENCE TRAUMATIC STRESS!!!!!


    EVERY DAY OUR CHILDREN IN THE INNER CITIES FACE TRAUMAS THAT MANY OF US TURN A BLIND EYE TO


    YET WE WONDER WHY THERE IS SUCH A HIGH RATE OF BLACK ON BLACK CRIME.....


    WAKE UP!!!!!!AND DISCUSS THE TRUTH....


    on   "TRUTH HEALS"


    30 minutes of nothing but the truth.....the whole truth.......share  it....


    speak it....hear it.....


    Until Then,


    Stay True and Blessed


    Yours Truly,


    Teri Littlejohn

  • 00:52

    Shaping Special Hearts: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, How Trauma Affects Kids

    in Religion

    Most of us have heard the term "PTSD," and we often associate it with soldiers returning from war. However, when children experience trauma, they too can develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This can affect their learning, relationships, behavior, and even their faith. Join us on October 27 at noon for a discussion about PTSD with author and expert Jolene Philo. You'll hear insight from mental health professionals and physicians, as well as personal insight from Jolene's own journey with her family. Don't miss this enriching conversation!


    Guest: Jolene Philo, author of A Different Dream for my Child, Different Dream Parenting, The Caregiver's Notebook, Every Child Welcome, and the newly released Does My Child Have PTSD?


    Host: Katie Wetherbee is an educational consultant for Hope Educational Consulting who works with churches, families, and schools. She is also a writer; her articles have been featured on the MOPS and Power of Moms blogs as well as the Huffington Post and in KidzMatter Magazine. Katie is currently the special needs columnist for Children’s Ministry Magazine. In addition, she and author Jolene Philo are currently writing a book called Every Child Welcome, which will be published in April 2015. Katie and her husband, Tom, live in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with their teenagers and a quirky mutt named Mitzie.

  • 01:10

    Dr. Alexandra Milspaw: Healing Chronic Pain, Trauma, & Stress with Neurotherapy

    in Health

    Alex Milspaw, PhD, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in private practice specializing in the treatment of trauma and chronic pelvic and sexual pain disorders. She earned her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University and her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University. She is certified in Consulting Hypnotism, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. More information about her and her practice can be found on her website: www.alexandramilspaw.com. Her mindfulness audio CD is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. Her most recent production is a DVD "Healing the Pain Down There" (www.paindownthere.com), which was a collaboration with other providers to education and guide patients and providers on the treatment and management of chronic pelvic, genital, and sexual pain. Dr. Milspaw is passionate about her work in utilizing neurotherapies to help her clients experience the healing changes in their lives as quickly as possible. 

  • PART 2 of URBAN VIOLENCE TRAUMATIC STRESS

    in Current Events

    PART 2  of  the U-VTS....URBAN VIOLENCE TRAUMATIC STRESS!!!!!


    THE DAILY TRAUMAS OUR CHILDREN IN THE INNER CITIES FACE THAT MANY OF US TURN A BLIND EYE TO... YET WE WANT ANSWERS AND RESOLUTIONS. HOWEVER WE FAIL TO  DISCUSS THE TRUE ROOT OF THE PROBLEMS BEHIND


    "BLACK ON BLACK CRIME"


    LETS FACE THE TRUTH AND DIG UP THOSE ROOTS


    on   "TRUTH HEALS"


    30 minutes of nothing but the truth.....the whole truth.......share  it....


    speak it....hear it.....


    Until Then,


     
    Stay True and Blessed




    Yours Truly,


    Teri Littlejohn


     

  • 01:04

    HH- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

    in Health

    For several years, PTSD has been named as the cause of the nearly hourly suicides being carried-out by our returning soldiers. Headlines show that more soldiers are dying of suicide than did in the war itself.  The government is not doing enough to stay the horrific trend.


     


    SH has created software that tests for the 8 nutritional deficiencies BioAcoustically associated with  PTSD and depression.


     


    Sound Health Options

  • 01:02

    PREVENTING & OVERCOMING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

    in Health

    8p ET/7p CT Wednesday, February 3, 2016: Dial 347-850-8486 to learn the facts about serious head injuries and explore natural & healthy ways to reduce the risk of injury.  Whether you are a parent, youth sports coach, high school coach, school professional, or health care provider you understand the importance of minimizing the risk of concussion and other serious brain injuries.  Some of the most common symptoms of CTE, a serious condition of brain damage, includes loss of memory, difficulty controlling impulsive or erratic behavior, impaired judgment, behavioral disturbances including aggression and depression, difficult with balance, and a gradual onset of dementia.  


    Join Root Cause Radio with Dr. Charlie Abbott, of Symptometry North Carolina LLC, on February 3rd to explore:  



    exactly what is a traumatic brain injury 
    which precautions can be taken to prevent injuries to the head
    the role of a healthy scientific diet in reducing the effects of a serious head injury


    ....and much more!


     


    Access this show and all podcasts at www.RootCauseRadio.com.


    Root Cause Radio ~ Sharing the Secrets of Optimal Health

  • 01:00

    Liberation from Stress

    in Motivation

    Counselor Mandy (Eppley) Bird speaks with author and coach Chris Saade about the importance of liberating ourselves from stress. This is critical because of the proven medical research that stress is linked to many illnesses and diseases. Mandy and Chris cover three aspects of stress: Stress of Dissemination, Profound Stress, and Failure Stress. They offer practical tools for liberating ourselves from each of these types of stress. Stress of Dissemination is when we are doing too much – trying to meet everyone’s needs. Instead, we must focus on the essential needs that must to be met. Profound Stress is when we are involved in work, projects, organizations, etc. that are opposite to our authentic nature. When we are not in harmony with ourselves, the cost is very high. When we are aligned with our heart and our authenticity we have the best chance for good health. Failure Stress is when we are not accepting our humanity and are fighting against the authenticity of life itself. Creativity happens through waves of failures and successes. Thus, we must have both of these. Failures are guiding stars to our successes. The good news is that when we liberate ourselves from stress we can experience much more joy and pleasure!


    Chris Saâde is the co-director of The Olive Branch Center with his wife, Jessie Thompson, where he teaches courses on engaged spirituality. He has lead more than 200 psychological and spiritual retreats, and continues to serve as a personal Coach for individuals and couples. Chris worked as a licensed psychotherapist for 11 years in private practice specializing in depression and life transitions before migrating into the world of coaching, writing and teaching. He has written 2 books, 2nd Wave Spirituality: Passion for Peace, Passion for Justice and Prayers for Peace and Justice and 2 recordings with Andrew Harvey. www.theolivebranch.net

  • 00:30

    Life Coaching: Helping Your Child Manage Stress

    in Self Help

    Teaching your child to manage stress is a crucial life skill for future well-being.  Life Coaches Shawn Marie Cichowski & Munni Visco discuss how to help your child understand, manage and cope with stress. Listen in to the coaching crew from WNY Life Coaching Center. Reach us directly at wnylifecoaching.com or 716-560-6552.

  • 00:16

    Healing from the trauma of injustice and dehumanization with a liberated soul

    in Lifestyle

    It is a unique trauma when it is inflicted upon one human by another, or by another group of humans. It can be particularly devastating when a human being is violated by others of the same species. And we are pretty much singularly unique as a species in terms of perpetrating evil and conducting heinous acts with no other purpose other than dehumanization.


    Rape. Murder. Abuse. Humiliation. Torture. Brutality. Heartlessness. Cruel authoritarianism. Misogyny. Mass violence. And countless other forms of anthropocentric evil; countless other types of vile dehumanization; countless other ways humans have learnt to inflict suffering upon each other and upon our non-human family.


    The resulting trauma lasts a lifetime.


    The pain and hurt is even tougher to deal with if we feel like justice, however we might define it, has not been served. 


    Considering how few of these incidents of trauma come to light and how most forms of “justice” are in the hands of some of the most unjust, traumatizing institutions this world has ever seen, such as the authoritarian state and its armed mercenaries, it’s safe to say that the overwhelming majority of trauma inflicted by humans upon other humans does not see true justice being served.


    But that doesn’t mean we cannot heal. It doesn’t mean we cannot liberate ourselves. And it certainly doesn’t mean that your trauma has defeated you.


    This piece is aimed at taking a step towards healing and liberating oneself from such trauma...


    We're back with yet another day in the life of the happiest guy...my name is Sri. I'm a healer, wannabe writer, failed activist turned stand up comedian, and aspiring mama elephant. And I can't stop talking...