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Healing journey: a qualitative analysis of the healing experiences

People in the sample experienced healing journeys that spanned a spectrum from overcoming unspeakable trauma and then becoming healers themselves to everyday heroes functioning well despite ongoing serious health challenges.The degree and quality of suffering experienced by each individual is framed by contextual factors that include personal characteristics, timing of their initial or ongoing wounding in the developmental life cycle and prior and current relationships.In the healing journey, bridges from suffering are developed to healing resources/skills and connections to helpers outside themselves. These bridges often evolve in fits and starts and involve persistence and developing a sense of safety and trust.From the iteration between suffering and developing resources and connections, a new state emerges that involves hope, self-acceptance and helping others. Over time, this leads to healing that includes a sense of integrity and flourishing in the pursuit of meaningful goals and purpose.

CONCLUSION:

Moving from being wounded, through suffering to healing, is possible. It is facilitated by developing safe, trusting relationships and by positive reframing that moves through the weight of responsibility to the ability to respond.

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5 Active Ways to Build Mental Strength

If you’re feeling down and you don’t know why, or if you’re worried about your financial situation, “positive thinking” might not be the solution. Sometimes, the best treatment involves doing something different with your body, not just your mind.

As a psychotherapist, I’m fortunate to work in a comprehensive health clinic that provides everything from dental care to podiatry. Working with physicians to treat the entire person is instrumental in addressing patients’ overall health and well-being.

If you’re struggling with psychological distress, there are many ways to treat the problem. Here are five simple ways you can use your body to heal your mind: Continue reading “5 Active Ways to Build Mental Strength”

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CHANGE YOUR MIND. CHANGE YOUR LIFE. HEAL

Each expert offers their take on why it’s so critical that we get to the true root cause of our ailments rather than simply treat their symptoms.

The film explores several alternative modalities, including energy work, diet, and emotional therapy, while simultaneously following the healing journeys of a number of individuals, each struggling with a different condition. We as the viewer are given inside access to not only the holistic approaches they explore, but also their struggles, and insights gained along the way.

Here is newest trailer for HEAL: Continue reading “CHANGE YOUR MIND. CHANGE YOUR LIFE. HEAL”

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Why does a healing Journey begin with Pain?

I would like to tell you something in confidence: I’m still on a healing journey. I’m still healing my own wounds from my own life while doing my best for that of the people around me; that includes you. As far as I know, I’ll be on a healing journey for the rest of my life. As the saying goes, the journey is as important as the objective. And if the journey is about healing pain, what’s left as the objective?

As I child, I recall how my school system taught us to live with and understand pain: The pains of learning, the pains of growing, the pains of trying to be what others want us to be, but wanting to be more. For example, they taught us the pains of Nathan Hale with the objective of teaching sacrifice in the name of freedom. They taught us the pains of Martin Luther King with the objective of fighting for equality. They taught us the pains of Hiawatha with the objective of gaining brotherhood between the nations.

If the mainstream school system (at the time) taught me anything important, that is to fight for what you believe in, no matter the pain. So, here I am trying to show you how there’s more to you than mainstream society would have you believe. Here I am to fight for that part of humanity that mainstream culture derides, devalues, and prefers to ignore. Here I am fighting for those facets of humanity that should have propelled us into the true space decades ago. Besides freedom, equality, and fraternity, there is one more human facet that (should) bind all of us together as an entire planet: Our Spirituality (i.e. Our Psychic Connections.) Continue reading “Why does a healing Journey begin with Pain?”

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Change of residence; parental alienation

Re B (change of residence; parental alienation) [2017] EWFC B24 is the recently published judgment from a family court decision that a child had been alienated from her father by her mother and should move to live with her father. Continue reading “Change of residence; parental alienation”

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Parental Alienation: Scourge of the Divorced Family — Much Ado About Nothing…

A dozen-ish years ago one of my sons started hanging out with a boy, and they became fast friends. Over time I got to know the parents and became friends with the father. At one point I learned that he was on his second marriage. His first marriage ended contentiously, and since the divorce he […]

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Parental Alienation: Scourge of the Divorced Family — Much Ado About Nothing…

A dozen-ish years ago one of my sons started hanging out with a boy, and they became fast friends. Over time I got to know the parents and became friends with the father. At one point I learned that he was on his second marriage. His first marriage ended contentiously, and since the divorce he […]

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17 Years in Prison for Divorce Fraud

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Double dose of poison — PASsed and Present

Source: http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/08/28/overparenting-how-to-raise-an-adult (screen shot below) National Public Radio’s Here and Now segment recently featured the author of How to Raise an Adult. The interview was fascinating and Ms. Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches about how to begin to STOP over-parenting children. Number one is: Stop saying “we,” when referring to the child’s activities — WE have soccer […]

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Father and Son — Peace Not Pas

“It’s not time to make a change, just relax, take it easy, you’re still young, that’s your fault, there’s so much you have to know.” The opening lines from the Cat Stevens track Father and Son. I have always loved and admired this song, particularly the lyrics. Such poignant and touching lyrics easily evoking loving […]

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