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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

    13/04/2017
    Yea, this has been pretty much silenced. Had he been Muslim? Ironically, he claimed his wife's presence was disarming.

    Beyond all that, is the trauma of this event. They are like ripples on the pond, spreading in circles. I could conservatively estimate that 1000 were directly affected by secondary trauma by this event.

    Hurt people (and hurt doesn't recognize faith), hurt people. It's why I do what I do: teach hurt people how to be healed people.
    Leckey Harrison
    San Bernardino Shooter Was A Christian Pastor
    www.patheos.com The San Bernardino Shooter was an outspoken Christian pastor, but most mainstream media accounts ignore this part of the story because it doesn’t fit the established...
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  2. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    30/03/2017
    Lawrence Peacock says it all in one paragraph:
    "Change your story — expand your world. Face your fears. Take responsibility for your life. Delay gratification. Allow all feelings to arise and flow through you. Have a commitment to truth. Process trauma. Grieve. Let go. Finding healing. Know that you’re amazing. And live a life filled with love. But live now. Cultivate a mindfulness based practice. Meditate. Paint. Yoga. Follow your breath while washing dishes. Pray if that’s your tradition. But Just be present. And ultimately learn to quiet that machine — that three pounds of grey and white matter that keeps you from living now."
    Sara Jacobovici
    www.linkedin.com
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  3. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    23/03/2017
    To me this means there is a lot of work to be done. Notice the causes primarily: "diseases of despair." I know TRE® is a good tool for this even though we don't market it that way. I'm in that group with the highest death rate. I don't have despair though. I hit my bottom in 2011, didn't learn TRE until fall 2013. I now have purpose, connection, and pleasure. That heart disease that the article mentions? Pin that one on stress. My BP has dropped to within normal ranges and I quit taking the meds for it back in 2014. I found my purpose and connectivity possible because of released trauma. I can live in my own skin (rather nicely, thank you), and my health is improved because I down regulated my nervous system and I'm far more active now. .
    Leckey Harrison
    Death Rates Rise for Wide Swath of White Adults, Study Finds
    www.wsj.com In 2015, two economists published a landmark paper showing that mortality was rising for white middle-aged Americans after decades of decline. Now a new analysis from the same pair paints an even bleaker...
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  4. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    17/03/2017
    Some new videos are up on our website, one explaining the neurobiology of the tremoring mechanism, and another an animation of the same, though simpler. Just get over Bob being attacked by a dinosaur....
    Leckey Harrison
    Videos
    raiseyourresilience.com
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  5. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    17/03/2017
    A short version of the neurology of how TRE® (the modailty I teach), works.
    TRE: A condensed explanation
    TRE: A condensed explanation This video attempts to explain the hypothetical process of the tremor mechanism in the TRE process. It brings together several complex components into a...
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  6. ProducerLeckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    09/03/2017
    "43 percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress."
    "43 percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress."Caveat: this info is 10 years old, and I'm certain that stress has diminished greatly since then....Do consider though, that's almost half of the adult population 10 years ago. (A bit over 106,000,000) Do you suppose maybe those adverse health...
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  7. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    09/03/2017
    New blog post by Leckey Harrison. Photo by Greg Lundeen
    Leckey Harrison
    My Perfect Storm
    raiseyourresilience.com By Greg Lundeen Our community was already reeling from the November deaths of three young men, who were killed by a drunk driver when, on Christmas Day, part of a tree fell on a passing vehicle, killing a 9-year-old girl. “Zippy” was the...
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    Leckey Harrison
    10/03/2017 #2 Leckey Harrison
    #1 Thanks! It has been a happy ending, and getting better continuously.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    10/03/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "I know life is tough. But I also know from personal experience that you can grow through it." Tremendous ending to a story with a happily alive ending, @Leckey Harrison
  8. ProducerSteve Brady

    Steve Brady

    07/03/2017
    Your Most Important Client - You!
    Your Most Important Client - You!Imagine with me that all the Lawyers, Attorneys, Solicitors, Barristers and Paralegals suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth. Actually, let's go wider than that and include Judges and Magistrates too. What would be...
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  9. ProducerMelissa Hughes

    Melissa Hughes

    12/01/2017
    Numbing Down America
    Numbing Down AmericaNovember 8 has come and gone, and now we find ourselves just days away from an epic transfer of power in perhaps the greatest office in the world. Regardless of which side you're on, the days and weeks and months that have led up to our current...
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    Gerald Hecht
    03/02/2017 #41 Gerald Hecht
    #37 @Brian McKenzie It is important that you remind of this truth; although many lack the stomach for the reality of our ultimate status as by-products of the beings with four of them (stomachs)...

    ...ultimately, to forget this truth --and substitute it with a delusional story --a story in which our individual "worth" and "dignity" are real --is nothing more than additional methane for the stratosphere...
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #40 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Melissa Hughes I think sometimes being numb is all that is left. Looking at the photo, one realizes the boy died an was washed on the shore. He needed help, his family needed help. His life has impacted on us through his death. He is not voiceless. He has a face and a name - Alyan Kurdi
    Steve Brady
    02/02/2017 #39 Steve Brady
    #38 Hi Melissa...it's good isn't it? Sounds like a Nike ad! It's not a Steve Brady original unfortunately- shared with me by Jodie Hoff. Not sure if she's the author. I can find out if you want....I have her phone number and email.
    Melissa Hughes
    02/02/2017 #38 Anonymous
    "Be Real. Do Real." I love that, Steve! I think I will borrow that one! #29
    Brian McKenzie
    02/02/2017 #37 Brian McKenzie
    despite how important we may feel in the world about us - we are all expendable - they already have the formula for their discretionary murder - if the machine wants you - it will be so. We are merely an errant fart in a field of bovine flatulence
    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #36 Gerald Hecht
    #35 @Brian McKenzie you left out the: "elementary my Dear Watson"...playing the role of Watson; my rejoinder is that it is still a heartbreaking photograph of a dead child.
    Brian McKenzie
    01/02/2017 #35 Brian McKenzie
    When I saw that photo - I had the feeling that it was fully artificial and dubiously staged for simple next hit of knee jerk Propaganda Kibble, because people were bored with the 24/7 prattling media streams. 1) the family were not fleeing Syria - they had been residents in Turkey since 2012 with a very active social media account of their daily life 2) bodies washed ashore - predominantly land head facing inland - not towards the sea, NONE of the recoveries I have been on have ever been any different 3) UNTIED shoes - miraculously stayed on the feet - if the waves were powerful enough to topple the boat, and turn the head offshore - those shoes would be gone. So what is the power of a photo like that ? ..... something must feed off of that - or else they would not have done it. as always - follow intersections of money and power - they will rarely lead you astray for what is really happening.
    Steve Brady
    01/02/2017 #34 Steve Brady
    #30 It's a mixed view for me, @Gerald Hecht. I cant recall seeing so much division and fear fed to us by the media.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    31/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    A buzz of the hour I should say. It breaks my heart to see that picture. I believe in starting small too. Help the person right next to you. We may never know that they need help unless we ask. Thank you @Melissa Hughes
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #32 Gerald Hecht
    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie:
    http://cocaine.org/benztropine/
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #31 Gerald Hecht
    EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #30 Gerald Hecht
    #29 @Steve Brady Yes! I can see that it is getting better with each passing day!!
    Steve Brady
    31/01/2017 #29 Steve Brady
    I agree with @Jim Murray, Melissa. This is brilliant. The big picture, at present, is numbing. It's like a global recipe for "compassion fatigue en masse". I used to have a manager who was particularly skillful at using wise sayings. One of my favourites that she actually printed out and gave to the entire staff was:
    Be Real. Do Real.
    Your reminder to us all that one Real Story, even with only One Real Person at a time, is immensely valuable. Thank you so much for this buzz.
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #28 Gerald Hecht
    #25 no --all together now!
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #27 Gerald Hecht
    There is no more room for positive energy --this can only end with casualties; quite frankly,I just hope they don't include my loved ones nor myself.
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #26 Gerald Hecht
    #22 @Donna-Luisa Eversley I never went numb; and the only thing I see is a red mist ; tread carefully; everybody...the time for talk is over now.
    Salma Rodriguez
    31/01/2017 #25 Salma Rodriguez
    Break from your psychological numbness, one being at a time!
    Jim Murray
    30/01/2017 #24 Jim Murray
    This is brilliant @Melissa Hughes. It puts meat on the bones of a lot of the stuff I have been feeling. I am actually approaching the point of complete saturation with the negative and feeling the need to move away into a different realm where none of this bullshit exists. It's part of the reason I moved out of Toronto. Some people think I retired, but what I really did was retreat from the world being too much with me. I am now in withdrawal but am confident that my psyche will be strengthened by this action. This new town I'm living in is filled with human beings who love being in this part of the world. We're also very close to my siblings who are really our best friends. I can see where a lot of people will start dropping like flies into depression as the insanity builds. Thanks for the excellent post. I will share it far and wide.
    Phil Friedman
    30/01/2017 #23 Phil Friedman
    #21 However, you might, Nicole, consider visiting the CNNN site at http://tinyurl.com/zmpxdfq and

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-able/bringing-you-all-the-news-that-s-unfit-to-print

    For a different perspective.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/01/2017 #22 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Melissa Hughes I just saw this and it is even more relevant. That shitty sandwich is now a whole congress of fecal matter. The results, rubbish in =rubbish out. We are indeed our brothers keepers when we get it right.
  10. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    13/01/2017
    This is about addiction. This is about escaping. This is about not being present. This is about pain, being hurt. We need to heal this hurt. Trauma healing is the answer and TRE® is a phenomenal tool for that. We can also adjunct with societal approaches that don't stigmatize or criminalize the users stuck on drugs, be they prescription drugs or otherwise.
    Leckey Harrison
    GameChangers 2016: Drug Production and Consumption - Patterns and Performance
    www.insightcrime.org The drug world in the Americas is undergoing seismic shifts with changing patterns of drug production and consumption that are reshaping organized crime in the...
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  11. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    19/12/2016
    This is a replicable idea, as it was designed to be so. I share this because mental health, stress, and trauma are all part and parcel of the life of a volunteer firefighter/EMT. Yet most have no resources. Here's what one person did.
    Leckey Harrison
    The CareNet Story
    whidbeycarenet.org A community cares for its own There’s a palpable sense of community on South Whidbey Island. You know your neighbors and learn the hard way that you’d better keep relational fences mended, because...
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  12. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    15/12/2016
    Can't say it much better.
    Leckey Harrison
    Create a Bigger Bucket – The Key to Healing Trauma & PTSD
    wakingthedragonblog.wordpress.com Telling someone who suffers from chronic anxiety and/or PTSD to “just calm down”, “relax”, “just get happy”, “sit with it”, meditate etc is not only...
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  13. ProducerVirginia Silveira
    La moda como expresión del arte. Entrevista a Justa Guillén, creadora de Qbe-e
    La moda como expresión del arte. Entrevista a Justa Guillén, creadora de Qbe-ePoder recrear arte en un lienzo que podamos combinar con otras prendas y conseguir un look diferente y original. Con este propósito comenzó el proyecto de Qbe-e. Una marca, al igual que beBee, en la que las abejas tienen mucha importancia. ...
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    Yasmina Boza Santiago
    16/12/2016 #13 Yasmina Boza Santiago
    ¡Muy buena iniciativa! Me encanta la idea @VirginiaSilveira
    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    16/12/2016 #12 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Excelente @Virginia Silveira me ha encantado, empiezo a seguirte. Un Saludo
    Alvaro Alvarado Pozuelo
    16/12/2016 #11 Alvaro Alvarado Pozuelo
    me ha encantado .La fuerza y pasion del proyecto es de alucinar.Saludos
    Justa Guillen Pacheco
    12/12/2016 #10 Justa Guillen Pacheco
    Mil gracias @mamen delgado y @sergio Martinez . Me alegra os guste , todo en el
    Proyecto es pasión y en definitiva por la vida y lo bello que nos ofrece !! Un placer estar conectados
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    12/12/2016 #9 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Qué interesante @Justa Guillen Pacheco!!! Desconocía tu marca y vuestra labor, y me parece impresionante, muchísimas felicidades de corazón!! El proyecto de Sierra Leona es maravilloso... Ya os sigo en todas vuestras redes. Mil gracias @Virginia Silveira por acercarnos a QBe-e! 💫
    Sergio Martínez
    12/12/2016 #8 Sergio Martínez
    ¡Gran entrevista! Me gusta mucho y me parece admirable que las compañías colaboren en iniciativas sociales :D
    Justa Guillen Pacheco
    12/12/2016 #7 Justa Guillen Pacheco
    A ti Itziar gracias por seguir 😊
    Itziar Ruiz López
    12/12/2016 #6 Itziar Ruiz López
    Genial @Justa Guillen Pacheco. Gracias por hacernos saber un poquito más de ti :)
    Marta Carretero Garcia
    12/12/2016 #5 Marta Carretero Garcia
    Genial entrevista!
    Justa Guillen Pacheco
    12/12/2016 #4 Justa Guillen Pacheco
    Gracias especiales a Javier y Virginia , por todo vuestro interés y apoyo . Virginia , la entrevista magnífica !! Abrazo Qbe-e
    Justa Guillen Pacheco
    12/12/2016 #3 Justa Guillen Pacheco
    Mil gracias ! Un placer compartir con toda la colmena Bebee , nuestra afinidad , arte y pasión !!
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    12/12/2016 #2 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    Gracias, @Justa Guillen Pacheco! Me enamoré de tu arte y de tu labor desde que lo ví...Saludos!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    12/12/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    genial @Justa Guillen Pacheco @Virginia Silveira gracias !
  14. 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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    Leckey Harrison
    04/12/2016 #5 Leckey Harrison
    #4 That's partly why I advise people seeing a TRE Provider, because of that reciprocity. It adds a witness, a sense of safety, and that then allows for developmental trauma to begin healing as now it can re-pattern early trust issues.
    Steve Brady
    04/12/2016 #4 Steve Brady
    Hi Leckey, excellent post. Maria Popova does a brilliant job with this review, and in a wider sense with her "Brain Pickings" site.
    I have found Dr Bessel van der Kolk's book, "The Body Keeps the Score" to be one of the most helpful in my own PTSD recovery journey.
    One aspect that stood out for me in the review, as it did when I originally read the book, was the powerful potentiality of reciprocity in healing. I can recall that times when I felt as though I was "locked" in misery, having someone there who resonantly listened and was authentically with me was like a magical balm.
    It reminds me of during my recent role as a school counsellor, I would sometimes as students if they had ever sat with an adult and talked like we had just done. The reply was always "no". What a sad reality.
    Leckey Harrison
    27/11/2016 #3 Leckey Harrison
    #1 Most definitely, it creates a separation in embodiment. Not just the gut reactions, those gut instincts, but proprioception - knowing where the body is in space and time. We see this when we teach the exercises that self-induce the tremors. I say, "Watch me first, so that I in turn can watch you" Many don't and I repeat it often, but, the point is that I when I watch them, I see vast levels of lack of proprioception. Some of the worst are therapists, which surprises me none at all. What a wonderful journey though, to come back to embodied being!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/11/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I posted this to facebook too Leckey!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/11/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very interesting @Leckey Harrison. "But one of the most pernicious effects of trauma, Van der Kolk notes, is that it disrupts our ability to know what we feel — that is, to trust our gut feelings — and this mistrust makes us misperceive threat where there is none. This, in turn, creates an antagonistic relationship with our own bodies. " I think this is a major player that many of us may not even be aware of... the misperceptions!
  15. 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
  16. 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, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS
    21/10/2016 #4 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS
    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, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS
    21/10/2016 #3 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS
    @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, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS
    21/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS
    @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
  17. 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.
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    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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    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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    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 ...
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    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
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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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