Soldiers’ PTSD/Suicide is a Public Health Crisis, Not a Private Matter

PTSD is a public health issue, but for some reason, our government doesn’t think so. Apparently, soldiers and PTSD is a private matter that is even deemed “an administrative issue”, as was stated by one soldier in her statement to the press. Certainly cutting Veteran Affairs Canada’s services is a colossal step in the wrong…

Mindfulness Watching

Relaxing 3 Hour Video of California Ocean Waves Watch the waves fully Notice your thoughts Without judging your thoughts. Just notice them. Return to watching the waves Notice  your thoughts as if you were a bird in the sky noticing a tree below you Without judging your thoughts. Simply notice. Return to watching the waves…

Political / Social Action

“The solidarity of resistance, we cannot do this alone. The power to change the way people think and what people do comes out of small groups of people who care about something to try something new.” Judith Herman Fight back. Stand up. Write a statement about what happened. Read it to your therapist. Start a…

Judith Herman; A Pioneer In The Field Of Trauma And The First Person To Coin ‘Complex Trauma’

Conversations with a pioneer and a woman who changed the face of trauma as we understand it. Please watch -> Conversations with History: Judith Herman Dr. Judith Lewis Herman, professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School, and a pioneer in the study of post-traumatic stress disorder and the sexual abuse of women and…

Earthquake and Freeze Response

Dr. Stephen Porges emphasizes the importance of bidirectional neurofeedback between body and brain. Porges emphasizes the importance of relating to an organism (humans) from a bottom-up perspective instead of a top-down. He uses the example of Descartes: ‘I think, therefore, I am’. He explains that many western therapies have been designed around this idea. What…

Little Boy Lost; You Too Need A Hero

Too often, I hear stories of men who, as little boys, were violated in unimaginable ways. Conditioned by society to protect and provide for a family, admitting that you are vulnerable seems impossible. The stigma of any abuse against you as a child, is in many ways, complicated and deep. Sexual violation robs you of…