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Invisible Illnesses: Traumatology

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Let us find Solutions to traumatic human suffering from all causes that lead to negative outcomes.
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  1. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    27/11/2016
    My personal motto is: to learn, to do, to teach. I've learned, and use a somatic method to cure what some say is incurable: PTSD. This book is one we use in our workshops, where we teach others how to use their body's innate mechanism to release stress, and heal trauma.
    Leckey Harrison
    The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma
    www.brainpickings.org “When our senses become muffled, we no longer feel fully alive… If you have a comfortable connection with your inner sensations … you will feel in charge of your body, your...
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  2. ProducerLeckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    10/11/2016
    The time is now
    The time is nowLast night we saw an election based on trauma. Trauma is the root of most of our personal and societal problems. That makes us a nation of hurt people. And hurt people hurt people. They are reactionary, not responsive. They are afraid, not free....
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    Leckey Harrison
    13/11/2016 #5 Leckey Harrison
    #3 That's one of the reasons I like the technique we use. You don't need to tell me stuff you don';t, or can't tell me, and I don't need to tell you to do anything. We watch your body do it's magic. The only thing I teach is the self-inducement and self-regulation.
    Leckey Harrison
    13/11/2016 #4 Leckey Harrison
    #1 You're welcome, Irene.
    Brian McKenzie
    10/11/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    My authentic self doesnt fit in society, nor do I wish to be a pummeled square peg into their round hole. People are only interested in your trauma if it fits their agenda: otherwise you get 6 seconds of "meh" and told to either 'Man-up' or 'Check your Privelege' each slathered with a generous smear of 'Get over it'
    Danielle Austin
    10/11/2016 #2 Danielle Austin
    Thank you not many people see how hard we work like everybody else
    Irene Hackett
    10/11/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Thank you @Leckey Harrison for the great work you are doing.
  3. ProducerKirstie-Sweetie Louise Summers

    Anonymous

    26/10/2016
    My Fibro Story!
    My Fibro Story!I recently got diagnoised with Fibromyalgia back in Semptember this year! 1month later I'm still in a lot of pain all over my body! My body is rejecting all kinds of Painkillers & Medications!  My seizures are still under investigation! My Lung...
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  4. ProducerGary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    21/10/2016
    Fear
    FearI am now convinced that many instances of Parkinson’s, including my own, involve catastrophic levels of Fear leading to a fritzed, permanent form of the Freeze (Playing-Dead) stress response and damaged nervous systems. I know that Fear is...
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    LQ McDonald III
    24/10/2016 #9 LQ McDonald III
    #2 This is just a beautiful bit of writing and a powerful illustration of the the mind body connection and how we can internalize so much emotion that we can actually manifest physical maladies because of it. I think Naming your fears, pulling them from the dark spaces where they are free to grow and an distort without our knowledge, is such an amazing and cathartic practice. It takes such an amazing amount of courage, not only to face your fears, but expose them to the light of public discourse and by doing so, I think Gary has presented a powerful exercise that can help a lot of people approach their fears with just enough light to expose them as the false impediments that they are. Thank you for this, Gary!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    22/10/2016 #8 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #7 Well said, Gary. Having company with our same thoughts offers support.
    Gary Sharpe
    22/10/2016 #7 Gary Sharpe
    #5 Perhaps there is a central role of platforms like bebee now present. They allow us to share our stories, hold hands in the darkness, shed light on the human things which were never talked about publicly before, hidden.....
    Barbara Dean Franklin
    22/10/2016 #6 Barbara Dean Franklin
    Great Article Gary!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    22/10/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Fear in itself is enough to fuel undesirable feelings but to have lingering memories of frightening events becomes too much to bear. I was an only child and left alone a lot. I used to hide under the covers at night too. Things that we experience as children have an everlasting impact on our adult lives. It's unfortunate how misunderstood the suffering is.
    Jared Wiese
    21/10/2016 #4 Jared Wiese
    There's a tie between this and your other post on Love/gratitude....

    The more complete quote is “Gratitude is the antidote to the two things that stop us: fear and anger. Fear is why we don’t take action and anger is why we get stuck. You can’t be grateful and angry simultaneously. You can’t be fearful and be grateful simultaneously. So it’s really the reset button.”

    See http://philosiblog.com/2013/03/08/gratitude-is-the-antidote-to-the-two-things-that-stop-us-fear-and-anger/
    Jared Wiese
    21/10/2016 #3 Jared Wiese
    @Gary Sharpe, I can totally see the mind/fear connections and resulting health effects. As you know I have RLS, but also believe there's a lot more to it than family history.

    The power of various stimuli: thoughts, words, music... The resulting emotions and states... The impacted body.

    THANK YOU for sharing. I hope indeed it is cathartic.
    Jared Wiese
    21/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese
    @LQ McDonald III, wondering your 'thoughts' on this?
    Deb Lange
    21/10/2016 #1 Deb Lange
    I agree with you @GarySharpe. It is profound when we reconnect how our thoughts affect our physical body and our wellness. This is so important. I believe it is yet again another consequence since Descartes declared the body had nothing to do with thoughts 200 years ago. The years of reductionist science and thinking by separating things has had all kinds of unintended consequences. Thank heavens we have been focussing on the connections and integrations for some time now. We are still in transition. as reductionism impregnated our thinking like a virus and most of us are not aware that we are separating our thoughts from our body. Many people do not know how they feel if you ask them, and will respond with 'I think" . Language is so important. Dropping into our bodies and reconnecting with our physicality results in great openings to release tension and fear as you say, that we did not even recognise that we had. You might like my post and my new book that will be published shortly. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/trust-your-senses-embodied-wisdom-for-the-modern-age
  5. ProducerLeckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    14/10/2016
    A revolutionary approach to healing PTSD
    A revolutionary approach to healing PTSDThe healing paradigm is shifting. I agree with van der Kolk because I used TRE®, a body based modality, to heal my C-PTSD, and whatever came along for the ride in my time as a firefighter/EMT. Let me ask: If you could heal your trauma, mostly by...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 You don't have to hope @Deb Helfrich, you are always able to make your point and make it well. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's work has been a crucial part of the positive changes in approach and treatment of PTDS. I am old enough (and proud enough) to say that I attended one of Dr. van der Kolk's first trainings in a small room and gathering at the University of Toronto. The excitement of what he was presenting was palpable. I respect @Leckey Harrison's tremendous experience and knowledge in the work and treatment of PTSD. Given all that and with much respect, the clinical approach I described is something that I have believed in since day one; even before I actually could articulate it as an approach. It's my approach to a human offering other humans services; that is the only piece we can standardize. The rest is meeting the individual's needs; that can not be standardized. As you point out Deb in part 2, "...it might be a two step process...", or 3 or 1. The reason group therapy works is that there are enough things we share to make a group environment viable. Then there are things you do in individual therapy that are custom designed to meet the individual needs. I'll rewrite my opening line in my original comment to read as follows: The more information and options are made available to individuals seeking help with health or mental health issues, the better the outcome.
    Leckey Harrison
    14/10/2016 #4 Leckey Harrison
    #2 Well said, @Deb Helfrich. EVERYONE has the tool I teach. It's evolutionary. That takes a lot of the guesswork out of it. As addendums to what the body does naturally, one can choose other tools that will help, yet for some (think the people in Syria), those options are grossly limited. You also pointed out in part 2 where other tools are helpful, and that's in the need for re=patterning. When it comes to developmental trauma, that's important. I had to learn all kinds of new behavioral skills (mostly winged it) even though/as my body released it's wound.

    So I don't call it wrong per se, I call it cart before the horse. If the body doesn't release it, there will be no healing. When I see see people "thriving" after 25 years of therapy and still have nightmares, crippling anxiety, and triggers as I read just two days ago, I am more convinced how true this is.
    Deb Helfrich
    14/10/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    Part2:
    Could the bodily tendencies that were created from trauma be sort of like how once we start limping from an ankle injury, the accommodations we make to walk with more force on the opposite foot throw our entire kinetic change out of whack, but once the ankle heals, if we don't attend to our posture, we will be left with a poorly functioning body?

    But because trauma is thought about just as much as felt - it might be a two step process: heal the body via the tremoring mechanism that will reset our nervous system back to baseline by completing the physical cycle that would occur if we weren't socialized to always control our bodies and then use psycho-therapies to treat the habits and ways of thinking that arose to avoid or deal with the way trauma changed how we react and the way our bodies processed what was happening in the world.
    Deb Helfrich
    14/10/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    #1 I agree with everything you said, @Sara Jacobovici, and yet I am starting to consider that it is wrong. I hope I can actually make my point, it is still a little fuzzy to me. In essence, you are talking about the personality - the ephemeral sense of self - and @Leckey Harrison is talking about the body. We have 7 billion personalities on the planet, so lots of tailoring required when we approach helping people on that dimension. But when it comes to bodies, we seem to be able to treat a broken arm with only a few different approaches that are fundamentally the same. So while each trauma 'story' is different, might the effects within the body coalesce into a few specific ramifications? That might be treated with a pretty much standard mechanism?
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/10/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Important Buzz @Leckey Harrison. Important because the more information and options about treating PTSD is made available, the better the outcome. The hardest part is matching the treatment to the person. Often there is a period of frustration until that match takes place. This is why any mass produced product will not succeed. We are individuals and as such need to have treatment custom designed to meet our individual needs. As a practitioner, it is my responsibility to learn, understand and acquire the tools that can meet the needs of the individuals I work with. In this way, once I start the work, based on the individual's responses, the next step can be taken. Information and choice, two crucial factors in the treatment of PTSD. Thanks for your invaluable contribution Leckey.
  6. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    10/10/2016
    What do you think? I think it's time to change the rape culture, to put an end to it.
    Leckey Harrison
    Conscious Capitalism: This is Rape Culture
    www.linkedin.com (First published on Feminine Collective) Vice President Joe Biden, champion of the It’s On Us campaign, said last week about those who commit sexual assault, “We’ve got to shame these people....
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  7. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    28/09/2016
    It's become my position that healing trauma is our only sustainable path forward on this planet. I say that because what we need from humans, the ability to relate, is hampered by a nervous system with horrible vagal tone which is our social engagement ability. We are hampered by overactive amygdalas which put the emotions of fight/flight too far forward, and so we shut each other off. Chronic stress atrophies the cortices, and so we shut off creativity for problem solving in the areas of community development, food production, energy development, and so on. We are afraid, and so curiosity is held in check. An oversimplified metaphor is we rely on big corporations to solve our problems while we couch surf to stay away from our pain. We develop all kinds of behavior to hide our pain, and that benefits no one. The real work of moving forward is going to come from the streets, not capital buildings, or corporations. Releasing that trauma will allow us to finally be able to quit handing stress and trauma down to our following generations. Once we learn to work with the body's innate mechanism to release, we can become open, curious, and engaged people, and then the world will change. Leckey Harrison
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  8. ProducerLeckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    26/09/2016
    Stressed out?
    Stressed out?From one our recent clients:"TRE is changing my life... now I can live through rain and wind storms and regain my calm... And I am releasing all kinds of trauma without being agitated in any way... letting my body do the work.Leckey Harrison and...
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    Leckey Harrison
    29/09/2016 #4 Leckey Harrison
    #3 There is another option, and I'll message that to you, @Lisa Gallagher.
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/09/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    Still very inspired when I read about TRE and your workshops @Leckey Harrison. I wish we had access to TRE near me. Maybe one day I will make it out there!!
    Leckey Harrison
    26/09/2016 #2 Leckey Harrison
    #1 We certainly have. One of the studies we reference found that 76% of doctors don't feel confident addressing stress. Given that some doctors have limitations per patient time wise, if we add the "not confident" factor and the realization that talking about stress (defying the natural brain default path in stress) doesn't happen in 6 to 10 minutes, it's no wonder that unnecessary medications and surgeries are prescribed for the wrong reasons. It is slowly changing....
    Deb Helfrich
    26/09/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    "the magic is in your own body." I believe this whole-heartedly. Of course we come equipped with a way to deal with the after-effects when we survive something traumatic. But we've moved far away from understanding the wisdom of our body ...
  9. ProducerLeckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    19/09/2016
    A revolutionary approach to healing PTSD
    A revolutionary approach to healing PTSDThe healing paradigm is shifting. I agree with van der Kolk because I used TRE® to heal my C-PTSD, and whatever came along for the ride in my time as a firefighter/EMT. Let me ask you: If you could heal your trauma, mostly by yourself, without...
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    Leckey Harrison
    20/09/2016 #2 Leckey Harrison
    #1 You're welcome, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. As we see with recent events like bombing and shooting unarmed motorists with their hands in the air, a lot of trauma happens daily, and we need to change the paradigm on how we treat it. That's the work I do.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/09/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thanks for sharing this @Leckey Harrison
  10. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    16/09/2016
    Medical doctors saying they can't help. This current paradigm is broken, for several reasons. The answer is already in the body. It is what I teach people, and why I think it's our only sustainable path forward.
    Leckey Harrison
    I treated kids in a Syrian hospital. We have no idea how to heal their trauma.
    www.washingtonpost.com The country's coming mental health...
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  11. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    09/09/2016
    This is why I do what I do. This is recent research from out Los Angeles colleagues, run by the woman who is my trainer.
    Leckey Harrison
    10 Weeks to Resilience
    trelosangeles.com As TRE Providers, we see powerful results on a regular basis, but nothing speaks louder than hard data. We recently conducted a 10-week program for 74...
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  12. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    09/09/2016
    Some of us are. This is what TRE® Providers do. We teach people how to self-induce and self-regulate the body's natural mechanism to release stress and heal trauma, without having to re-experience it.
    Leckey Harrison
    Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients? | Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor's dock when I saw an ambulance's flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the...
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  13. ProducerProf. Mg. Rodrigo Ariel PRADIER
    Trauma y aislamiento: cuando los demás parecen estar demasiado lejos
    Trauma y aislamiento: cuando los demás parecen estar demasiado lejosUna persona es susceptible de sufrir un trauma tras haber sobrevivido a una guerra, una agresión sexual o la muerte súbita de un ser querido. Todos entendemos el poder de experiencias tan aterradoras como estas. Pero el alcance del trauma no es tan...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/09/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Prof. Mg. Rodrigo Ariel PRADIER: No estas perfecto, pero en English: Google Translate (with editing): Trauma and Isolation: When Others Seem to be Too Far. A person is susceptible to trauma after surviving a war, sexual assault or sudden death of a loved one. We all understand the power of such terrifying experiences. But the scope of trauma is not so limited. Those who have been fortunate not to suffer such terrible events may also have gone through traumatic experiences: the betrayal of a friend, discovering infidelity or even witnessing a car accident." ~Extremely well written article. Spanish translators needed to bridge the gap between Español y English. Todos los personal profesionales necisitamos leer. Perfectamente! @Lisa Gallagher, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, Louise @Louise Smith, @Michele Williams, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @David B. Grinberg, @Donald Grandy, @Aurorasa Sima, @Nicole Chardenet, @Tommy McElroy, MD, od, @John White, MBA @Juan Imaz and more.
  14. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    06/09/2016
    So glad to see this. I'm not nearly as hung up on evidence based as some, because it sanctions practices that create people that come see me. However, the light on this is so needed, and it's a step forward!
    Leckey Harrison
    Trauma handicaps educating Black students
    www.phillytrib.com As we prepare our children for another year of school, many African Americans are not as aware as they should be about one of the biggest detriments to their child’s success: trying to educate kids who have been affected by...
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  15. ProducerLeckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    04/09/2016
    Distraction isn't curiosity
    Distraction isn't curiosity"Squirrel" Many of us are familiar and have quoted this line from the movie Up, which Dug was predisposed to say. We call it distraction. Is it really dissociation?Let me share a story with you. A few years ago when I was still a carpenter, we had a...
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    Leckey Harrison
    05/09/2016 #6 Leckey Harrison
    #5 You're welcome!
    CityVP Manjit
    05/09/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit
    #4 Excellent. Reading this buzz has given me a greater appreciation for "little T Trauma's", as you say we remember the big trauma's but I have become mindful here of all the small moments that our body registers but which we think we have moved on from - and as you say unless the body releases it, it accumulates - and that accumulation is what struck me most as insightful. Thank you.
    Leckey Harrison
    05/09/2016 #4 Leckey Harrison
    #2 Any time you have questions, since trauma healing is my field, I'm happy to answer. There are Big "T" traumas: everyone remembers where they were on 9/11. Being mugged. Car accidents. Deaths. Then there are little "t" traumas. The stuff of life like being fired, having to move, and so on. I look at the middle two letters of PTSD equally as meaning "traumatizing chronic stress" as well as Big "T" traumatic stress. Yes, unless the body releases it (which is what I tech people how to do) it accumulates. It creates illness and disease, and, trauma does not get better with time. Hope that helps!
    Leckey Harrison
    05/09/2016 #3 Leckey Harrison
    #1 You're welcome!
    CityVP Manjit
    05/09/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    I have been wondering about this meme of the "Squirrel" that I have seen over the last few weeks at beBee and this is the first time I found that it is from the movie UP. First thing is I will need to watch that movie, but more importantly this buzz was very insightful, especially the line

    QUOTE: ["Instead he got distracted by his own emotional state and a need to gain approval, and dug his hole even deeper.]END QUOTE

    What was particularly insightful about this is it help me re-evaluate what trauma is, that in addition to the deep trauma, there must subtle trauma's that accumulate into getting distracted by one's emotional state. By subtle trauma I am wondering whether a bunch of tiny effects can accumulate over many years leaving us that much insecure about life and leading to a need to gain approval?
  16. ProducerKirstie-Sweetie Louise Summers

    Anonymous

    03/09/2016
    My Childhood Abusive Story (Part 4)
    My Childhood Abusive Story (Part 4)Part 4 16 years old16 years old and in year 11 still getting a lot of abusive off my parents. Being this young and not knowing if the last thing you will see is your mam's or dad's fist in your face is the worst feeling ever. Been able to only avoid...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/09/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "It only takes one person to save a child." and - @GeLLbyAngieLee - Angie makes clothes to help abused women. Great cause, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise bet she could use writing volunteers for her Tweets! and images, too! You're good at all this!
  17. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Invisible Illnesses: Intracranial Hypertension and Chiari Malformation
    Invisible Illnesses: Intracranial Hypertension and Chiari Malformation/ by Dr Margaret Aranda /  This is a medical discussion with graphic pictures. It is not suitable for minors. Parents, please use discretion. Have you ever wondered why a baby's head is so, so soft? It really is. This is because all the bones on the...
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    Bobga Ronard
    03/09/2016 #23 Bobga Ronard
    Educatives
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Emergency Numbers: Spain, Portugal = 112 for emergency (police, fire, ambulance).
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 I know right? It is a lot of information. I added more history, and an epilogue after doing further research. Also, I'd like to ask what the Emergency phone number is in Spain and Portugal. Are there other countries I should include on an International List of Resources, as well? @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @Matt Sweetwood, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz? Give me your best number ~ And and Open Invitation for others to ask me to list resources for their country. Happy to do that.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 Thank you and Thank you! Enjoy putting you out on my Tweets!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 I added more to the story, as I just did more research. It's great to have feedback, revise, delete and do additions, too. This piece was really a huge undertaking for me. Appreciate all.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #8 Sharing is Caring, so Hat's Off to YoU! Truly appreciate.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 Appreciate the Share so much. ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 Perfect solution ~ as I also don't particularly like to ask people to "Share" as a 'jump-start.' My thinking here in not posting to beBee EN was that I believe I'm the only doctor - introducing a medical image in a venue where this is a newbee post uniquely, I really didn't want a very very huge audience to get 'pounced on' with this article. There are more subject matters of impending delicate topics, and I'm paving the road step-by-step. Love your suggestions ~I'll take them all!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    01/09/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 Great Question, and my additional image is waiting for you to see 'the continuing story!'
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    01/09/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Amazing article and thank you for sharing your knowledge @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Sharing to Health and Medicine.
    Deb Helfrich
    01/09/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich
    "Anything that makes the face red also increases blood supply to the brain" Been learning about this in some of my own brain studies, but the way you just stated this makes me curious about my rosacea.. Thanks for an arresting image and informative post, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Deb Helfrich
    01/09/2016 #8 Deb Helfrich
    Sharing to Healthcare!!! And the Medicos...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/09/2016 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Oops, I already shared to three hives. Can somebody share this to Healthcare, please
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/09/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Just a suggestion, Mags. It's good to found your own hives. Posting only to them limits your distribution. The strongest part of publishing on beBee is that Hives handle distribution. Distribution begets Views. Views Beget Followers. Followers beget Comments. Comments beget shares.

    That sounds almost Biblical.

    Few of us, myself included, have the follower strength to float a hive, let alone three. Here's my thought: Post to 1 of yours and to 2 established hives that are pertinent to the subject matter. That's a compromise solution. You can build your own hive while still getting Views.

    I shared this to Lifestyles. I'll go see what other busy hives make sense for this subject. That's important. I see recipes posted to IT professionals and Marketing... BAD IDEA!
    Tommy McElroy, MD
    01/09/2016 #5 Tommy McElroy, MD
    #1 That picture of the infant is incredible. Can an infant survive that with treatment?
    debasish majumder
    01/09/2016 #4 debasish majumder
    nice and informative post madam @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. thank you very much for sharing the post.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    01/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian: Thank you so much for taking the time to read. You know I started to get that pit in my stomach since there were no Comments for over 12 hours. I'll be writing these very specifically, and as far as I know, this format is not found on any one else's blog.I'll be reaching out to all my Contacts in Invisible Illnesses, and ask that the beBee Community reach out to people afflicted with various syndromes that are bound to affect even one of us. If we help one person, it's all worth it. Thank you, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian ~reaching out to support this is just incredibly ...awesome. Thank you with my heartfelt appreciation.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/09/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    There's a lot to digest here, Mags. I shared it to my Reading List for further study. I would like to ask that you, and any other medical professionals here, write more of these types of posts.

    Patient education is sorely missing.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    01/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    This is my first 'medical' article, meant for patient education, medical students, interns and residents. Empowering for RebelPatients(TM). In every medical article that I write, I will include a sample exam question in the typical format of the American National Medical Board Examination. @Charles David Upchurch, @Phillip Louis D 'Amato, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Randy Smith, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Matt Sweetwood, @Lisa Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Michele Williams, @Tommy McElroy, MD, @Cristian Randieri, PhD -President & CEO of Intellisystem.it @C_Randieri, @Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI, @Tosin Ojajuni, PhD, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz. Adding another layer of patient education and academic medicine to beBee~
  18. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    29/08/2016
    Had a great time in Pennsylvania with Dr. Berceli teaching vets how to heal their trauma. It is always an honor to serve those who served us, to work with Dr. Berceli and my colleagues, and to pay for it ourselves so for the vets it was free. Leckey Harrison
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  19. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    My Childhood Abusive Story (Part 1)
    My Childhood Abusive Story (Part 1)I can't remember much about my childhood but i'm going to start at age 11 Years Old!Just finishing Primary School and entering the teenage stages and going to start Secondary School. 11 Years Old is when you're just starting to be A teenager and...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    26/08/2016 #10 Lisa Gallagher
    I'm so sorry you experienced what you did @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise. I think to share it and write about it is a major step towards healing. It's stories like yours which will give others courage to write openly too. You were a victim and I will continue to send good thoughts your way. Thank for sharing this, it takes a lot of courage to write something so personal. Please keep sharing, there are many who care!!
    Randy Smith
    26/08/2016 #9 Randy Smith
    #1 Thank you for taking this step of sharing a part of your life which was difficult and painful in ways I really don't know. I am sorry that you suffered mistreatment and abuse at the hands of your "dad" and mam. By God's grace, He will continue to heal your heart and bring good from what you endured.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Awe. This is all a part of inner healing. 🎵 🎶 You are doing just great! 🎵 🎶
    Sharon Fulgenzi
    25/08/2016 #5 Sharon Fulgenzi
    God Bless you for sharing this piece of your life. I'm very sorry for what you endured. I hope and pray that by opening up and helping others, you will find some peace in your soul. Take care of yourself and God Bless.
    Fatima Williams
    25/08/2016 #4 Fatima Williams
    Hugs to you @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise You are an angel for spreading this awareness. Thank you dear
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise: You are so brave to share this for the greatest good, the image and the plea in the picture you selected. I'm just in awe at the beautiful young lady that you have grown to be since we met. This is a real turning point in your being able to prevent child abuse by increasing awareness of something people do want to hide. Nothing but love and kindness going your way now. ((Hugs)) ~mum
  20. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    15/08/2016
    The improved version of a video by Dr. Berceli in view of the training event in Manheim, Pennsylvanis on August 27.
    Warrior Strength Workshop
    Warrior Strength Workshop All veterans and active duty military are welcome to attend this free workshop designed to reduce tension in the body and down-regulate the nervous system....
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    Leckey Harrison

    12/08/2016
    Free TRE workshop in PA
    Free TRE workshop in PATo all the veterans and emergency responders: dispatchers, paramedics, EMT's, firefighters, and LEOs in the Manheim PA area. Here's a truly beneficial tool for you, and the cost is the best part. I am a retired firefighter/EMT that used TRE to heal...
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    Leckey Harrison

    12/08/2016
    To all the veterans and emergency responders: dispatchers, paramedics, EMT's, firefighters, and LEOs in the Manheim PA area. Here's a truly beneficial tool for you, and the cost is the best part. I am a retired firefighter/EMT that used TRE to heal my PTSD and use it regularly as the foundation of my post traumatic growth. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/warriorstrength-free-veteran-event-tickets-26890949554 This YouTube is a little descriptor of what to expect: https://youtu.be/A4nxFf4qXDM

    If the cost of free scares you, then you can make a donation to me to help defray my costs of attending at Dr. Berceli's invite to this free event. If you aren't a veteran or responder and want to learn TRE, please contact me. If you know any emergency responders, you can share this video (https://youtu.be/NdIMyrMcAWw) with them.
    Leckey Harrison
    WarriorStrength - Free Veteran Event
    lnkd.in (Free) Two hours that may change your life or save someone you know!  WARRIORSTRENGTH A Free Veteran Event that will focus on a successful method that has helped Veterans across the world who struggle with PTSD, Insomnia, Nightmares, Anxiety,...
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    Leckey Harrison

    10/08/2016
    Our next workshop will be right here in Langley on September 24th. Preceding discussion will be on Tuesday the 20th, and beginning on October 6 for those trained in TRE, a group shake every other week.
    Leckey Harrison
    Release stress and heal with TRE®
    www.eventbrite.com Sixty to eighty percent of visits to physicians are for ailments whose root cause is stress, but three out of four physicians feel unqualified to advise their patients about how to relieve it. Even if they knew how, doctors couldn't relieve your...
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    Leckey Harrison
    12/08/2016 #9 Leckey Harrison
    #8 You are very welcome!
    Lisa Gallagher
    10/08/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher
    #6 Thanks @Leckey Harrison!
    Leckey Harrison
    10/08/2016 #7 Leckey Harrison
    #4 Execise helps with relief, Mohammad, to be sure. The body needs to release it though, and for some exercise enthusiasts, they create cortisol which does the same damage that stress does. In the case of depression, that would be a hypo state of chronic stress. I do however, like your point of patience. It is very important in any healing.
    Leckey Harrison
    10/08/2016 #6 Leckey Harrison
    #5 Clarification noted. @Lisa Gallagher, This link (http://traumaprevention.com/tre-provider-list) lists the only two that have registered with Trauma Prevention, which is the founders home site. You can also look in Ohio, and even then, it can be learned via Zoom, which means you would want a provider that resonates with you.
    Lisa Gallagher
    10/08/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    #3 @Deb Helfrich @Leckey Harrison I did confuse it. Oops LOL. Lecky does anyone do TRE in my area (NW Pa?)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    10/08/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Stress dangerously leads to depression; so, scheduled exercises, with passion for patience, will be a greater relief.
    Deb Helfrich
    10/08/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    @Lisa Gallagher just confused her initials - we did EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) I agree, @Leckey Harrison - TRE is best learned initially via someone who has been certified. Although the basic principle is the same in both modalities - the body IS a sorely neglected pathway to healing what we've come to think of as solely mental health issues.
    Leckey Harrison
    10/08/2016 #2 Leckey Harrison
    #1 I would caution about learning third hand in that we certify trainers for a reason. Self-regulation that isn't learned from a certified provider is usually the issue. That's where TRE then becomes problematic.
    Lisa Gallagher
    10/08/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    @Leckey Harrison, I skyped with @Deb Helfrich tonight and she taught me some basics about TRE. I'm going to practice it. Between reading your article and what she shared, I'm convinced it has to work.
  24. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    05/08/2016
    PTSD effects more than just us responders. This video with TRE creator David Berceli was shot with responders in mind. Feel free to pass it on to any police, firefighters, dispatchers, paramedics, and EMTs you know or their organizations. The percentages of those with PTSD is high, and people are taking their lives because of it.
    Leckey Harrison Firefighter & EMT teaches TRE to EMT Professionals
    Leckey Harrison Firefighter & EMT teaches TRE to EMT Professionals Leckey is a firefighter and EMT. He talks about his experience with TRE and why he thinks it would be helpful to introduce it to Emergency Medical...
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    Leckey Harrison
    07/08/2016 #9 Leckey Harrison
    #8 I was 58+ in that video.
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/08/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher
    #7 Interesting to say the least. And wow, you do NOT look close to 60. I would have guessed you're 40 something, seriously.
    Leckey Harrison
    05/08/2016 #7 Leckey Harrison
    #6 krav maga is Hebrew for contact combat, essentially hand to hand. In our school a great workout aside from learning the manual and psychological techniques. I know it seems juxtaposed to what I do. It's not too unlike shaolin Kung fu for Buhhist monks to me. Excellent awareness training, great workout (especially for me at 60 years), and the instilled skills to know if I can't run or avoid, then I have a better chance of surviving. Our fatigue drills prepared me for the climb up Pilchuk.
    Lisa Gallagher
    05/08/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher
    #5 This helps me to understand better @Leckey Harrison. What you described with regards to your response(s) you've experienced are the same or similar to mine. I too, hide it well. You mentioned butterflies.... oh wow, can I relate. I wake up with them and go to bed with them. I describe it as if I'm shaking from the inside out, muscles are tense all day, I get dizzy off and on, yes- anger increased (internally) rare I show it and finally, feel so drained before the day is over. This gives me hope knowing you have experienced much of what people do with anxiety disease or PTSD, knowing that TRE has helped tremendously. What is Krav maga? I haven't heard that one before? Thanks for sharing Leckey!
    Leckey Harrison
    05/08/2016 #5 Leckey Harrison
    #1 If by "an event is triggered" you mean a stressful event in real time, I feel my SNS activate. These days that allows me the choice to determine if it's a valid response. It is somewhat the same if I "get" triggered by an external event that touches on something still unreleased in the body. The response time is longer usually because it's in the healing process. What I feel in my body is the heightened level of adrenaline which is easy to feel, and the anxiety that goes with it, which is similar to "butterflies" in the stomach type of feeling. There is a spike of glucose which I feel in the body as readiness and wanting to move. The emotional response is different though since I've started doing TRE. I am more present to awareness, and so notice the nature of the event: is this translated as "fight," and the attendant type of emotions along the spectrum of anger. If I feel trapped at all (good indicator of past superstructures), I might feel fear spectrum emotions. Mostly though if the situation doesn't warrant "danger" per se, I can take a deep breath, and then my curiosity comes on line and it's to to engage and learn. NEW PARAGRAPH Yes, I experienced anxiety FAR more pre-TRE and at much higher levels. regularly. I hid it really well, but it was there. I also still use TRE after my krav maga classes to shake out physical tension, and to promote healing.
    Leckey Harrison
    05/08/2016 #4 Leckey Harrison
    #1 Thanks, Lisa!
    Dr. Allen Brown
    05/08/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Great article. very important!
    Lisa Gallagher
    05/08/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Great explanation on why TRE works so well for PTSD by someone's who's been there @Leckey Harrison
    Lisa Gallagher
    05/08/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Thank you for sharing this @Leckey Harrison. It's always great to see a person and hear their voice after we get to know them. Now, on to your message- Can I ask what happens to your body when an event is triggered? Also, before you began using TRE did you experience anxiety more than not? I love the idea that your muscles feel more relaxed too after doing a work out and TRE! This is very promising and sharing this. Thank you for your service too. You are one of the hero's @Dr. Allen Brown mentioned on his post last eve.
  25. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    29/07/2016
    Come join as as we look at the relationship between stress and illness. Better yet, we'll teach you the body's natural tool to release it. Learn the revolutionary method that's a couple hundred thousand years old!
    Leckey Harrison
    Release stress and heal with TRE®
    www.eventbrite.com Sixty to eighty percent of visits to physicians are for ailments whose root cause is stress, but three out of four physicians feel unqualified to advise their patients about how to relieve it. Even if they knew how, doctors couldn't relieve your...
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    Leckey Harrison
    22/09/2016 #3 Leckey Harrison
    One seat left! Come learn an amazing and powerful tool to help heal in so many ways.
    Deb Helfrich
    29/07/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    I can highly recommend checking out @Leckey Harrison's TRE workshop. Just visiting his website has had a profound effect on me.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    29/07/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    When we learn to persevere and be content, then it becomes easier to dispel stress through diverse, simple exercises.
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