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6 Ways to Find Calm and Comfort While Confronting Cancer

Guest post by Scott Sanders from CancerWell.org When you’re being treated for cancer, it can tough to stay strong. But such a strong disease demands a powerful fight. You’re under a lot of physical, mental and spiritual stress, so it’s essential to seek out solutions to combat the negative energy you’re facing right now. If you need help staying strong and staying optimistic while being treated for cancer, here are a few hints to take to heart. Heal Your Body with Healthy Foods As you go through your treatment, […]

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Understanding Sexual Trauma

Understanding Sexual Trauma

Treating Sexual Trauma Stories such as Dr. Ford’s decades-old sexual trauma may be frozen in the mind and body. Traumatic experiences remain cocooned in the nervous system and are susceptible to the effects of brain chemistry. Imago therapists use core skills to be an empathetic, neutral listener. Trauma therapists employ these core skills AND an additional layer of resilience, patience, hopefulness, and strong boundaries. Trauma therapists gently hold space for their client’s emotional and embodied pain allowing the story to emerge organically. How Trauma Appears Trauma may obscure a client’s self-compassion resources. […]

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A Heart-Centered Practice

According to the Eastern chakra system, when a person’s heart chakra (seat of love) is closed, it can’t hear, feel, or discern emotions.  As stated in ancient Eastern text, modern man/woman is ambivalent and confused due to a lack of knowledge.  Living without knowledge in a couple is like being hijacked by fear, dispensing energy towards the primitive instinct of self-preservation.  When this closure occurs, the body completely denies access to the frontal cortex, priming a survival pattern—all decisions made, or emotions expressed are rooted in fear and survival instinct. […]

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