John Rigg, MD, is a professional musician who, in his forties, became a physician. In his work with trauma patients, Dr. Rigg has observed how the brain is constantly reacting to sensory information, generating non-thinking reactions before our intelligent individual human brains are able to process the event and formulate a self-driven response. His 28-minute… Read More How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior
Teresa Pitt Green, Founder In a setting where “forgiveness” enabled abuse, the topic tends to be neuralgic, and that’s why this world-renowned scholar’s work in forgiveness is worth note. In 1999, Dr. Fred Luskin issued a call for participants in a series of studies for what became known as the Stanford Forgiveness Project. It was and… Read More The Stanford Forgiveness Project
Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Is Catholic psychotherapy different than non-Catholic or secular psychotherapy? Yes … but it only works for some, while for others it could be a re-wounding. So, proceed with care. And, it’s no substitute for pastoral care. To begin, what is Catholic psychotherapy? How is it different? For an excellent review, here… Read More Is Catholic Psychotherapy Different?
From ACEs Too High, a blog about Adverse Childhood Experiences, here is something that most survivors of sexual abuse have a need for: “Dear Doctor: A Letter from a Survivor of Sexual Trauma to All Medical Professionals,: by survivor Carol L. Chandler. Because of the profound shame of abuse, the topic of how health care can… Read More Dear Doctor: Letter From a Survivor of Sexual Trauma to All Medical Professionals
By Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Founders are often asked about therapy. How do you get the most out of it? How do you know you’ve gone as far as you can? What does “done” feel like? Ultimately, everyone resolves these questions differently. This Special Edition simply suggests some ways to diversify paths to recovery, or… Read More Options in Healing
By Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Words are central to our recovery. We go to “talk” therapy. We pull buried memory to light by speaking it. We read. We journal. That said, words and their expressive power were not enough to soothe my portion of grief. And, so, my own journey led me beyond the limits… Read More Exercise Your Muscle Memory
By Peter Lukes There is a place, beyond the reach of fear, shame and guilt where healing can truly occur. Floating in body temperature water, free of the dangers and limitations of gravity, the human body naturally relaxes. With no need to maintain upright posture, no need to be ready to act or defend itself,… Read More Healing on Waves of Kindness