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PTSD Therapy: Wisdom in the Making
Jeff Smith MFT AC, Melvin L Morse MD and Shellee Hale have developed a new therapy for PTSD: Wisdom in the Making. Click here for an abstract of this new exciting treatment therapy
1. Who would have thought that the US Navy Departments of Medicine and Chaplaincy would have a handbook on best evidence for spiritual treatment of PTSD? Click here to access their manual
2. How understanding near death experiences can lead to new therapies for post traumatic stress syndrome. Click Here to read article in my blog on this
3. Shamans and Energy Healers Approach to Sexual Abuse: Bouthillier N: With Energy and Spirit: Healing Practices and Their Perspectives on Healing for Woman Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Religious Healing in Boston Click Here for Pdf
4. Using a variant of EMDR to induce after death communications with departed spirits as a treatment for PTSD! Botkin AL: The Induction of After Death Communications using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: A New Discovery. Journal of Near Death Studies 18 (3) Spring 2000 pp 181-209 Click here for article
1. Phase Oriented Treatment of PTSD: First proposed by Pierre Janet 100 years ago. Here's a treatment program that integrates meditation into the process. Click Here
2. Peter Levine PhD and Somatic Experiencing: Click here
.1. What is resilience? It is the ability to adjust to misfortune or change. It is an important concept to understanding PTSD and dissociation. Click here to visit the Resilience Alliance Website
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Wisdom in the Making
It may be a struggle for the chaplains, therapists and family members to stay with a person in the midst of his or her darkness. Most people feel the impulse to bring in some hope or light. In working with the person with PTSD, it may be important to simply stay with the person in his or her hopelessness and darkness – being a container for rather than a judge or a rescuer.