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Recovery of aftermath of child sexual abuse. Topics include post-traumatic stress, dissociation, and expressive arts therapies.

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  • Ready to Go
    on Sep 9, 2013 in Dissociation Hospital
    Exactly a month ago, I wrote about the perspective of my entire life, all in one neat package. The only way that was possible was because I did so from a totally honest place. I had never been able to do that before quite in that way. I read it alou...
  • The Hole RealityThere is so much happening in my life and I do not know where to begin. But I will. I so want to write here because this place has always been vastly different from my journal. Writing here is always about perspective, taking a step back and making s...
  • Breaking Down the Walls
    on Jun 30, 2013 in Dissociation Healing
    A friend of mine on Facebook posted a picture that said "Be brave enough to tell your story and kind enough to not tell anyone else's". Then along with it said this: "At its best, truth telling is a healing art - not a weapon. There is a world of di...
  • Amulets
    on May 21, 2013 in Healing
    Amuletum (from Latin) meaning "an object that protects a person from trouble". Yes, I know. It's been a while since I have posted here. Life has stepped in quite a bit, and in many ways that has been fantastic for me. Life has big feet, and as lo...
  • Piano Cover: Fix You
    on Dec 28, 2012 in Music
    Flash Player upgrade required When you try your best, but you don't succeed When you get what you want, but not what you need When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep Stuck in reverse And the tears come streaming down your face When you...
  • Sandy Hook Elementary
    on Dec 21, 2012 in News
    As a country, as parents, as loving people, we are all trying to make sense of the tragedy that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. I have been trying to figure out how to best write about it. The reactions people are having, the statem...
  • Halloween, Part IIIThe centered space I found myself in the morning after Halloween did not last. I hoped that maybe the difficulty would recede and that the safety risk would lessen. But it did not turn out that way. Instead it became more rocky. I was oscillating be...
  • Halloween, Part II
    on Nov 5, 2012 in Hospital Public Journal Safety
    On the day of Halloween, I was very much on edge. While I had planned for weeks and dealt with a steady stream of internal messages, I was still not prepared for what was to come. A conflict had been building for days about staying safe. That is n...
  • Halloween, Part I
    on Nov 4, 2012 in Dissociation Healing Self-Harm
    Halloween is a notoriously difficult time for me every year. Two years ago I wrote about how this time of year accompanies extreme activation of parts of me that deal with conflicts like life vs. death and good vs. evil. And every year my internal...
  • Two Forms of Acceptance
    on Sep 24, 2012 in Art Therapy Dissociation Self-Harm
    The hallmark of having a dissociative mind is that drastic changes can, and will, occur in the blink of an eye. It is often called "switching", referring to switches in personality states. I have certainly come a long way towards accepting "parts of...
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