Spirit Molecules that lead to the goddess within New therapeutic interventions for healing from pain and PTSD. Integrative medicine treatment of post traumatic stress has been evolving and growing worldwide to include entheogens also called psychedelic medicine. We have been exploring and altering … [Read more...] about What are Entheogens?
Pranayama, (alternate nostril breathing) is good for PTSD and mental health I teach alternate nostril breathing, (aka pranayama) to my clients and students in my clinical practice and certificate course on Integrative Medicine for Mental Health. I was excited to hear yesterday that the … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton is doing Pranayama
Integrative Medicine to Withdraw and Detoxify from Nicotine Help Your Clients Withdraw from Tobacco, Naturally PTSD is a risk factor for smoking and tobacco addiction is a risk factor for depression and anxiety. People with PTSD smoke at high rates as a form of self-medication most likely … [Read more...] about PTSD and Tobacco Addiction
Dogs as Healers, Dogs as Co-Therapists for PTSD I have worked with canine healers in my clinical practice for nearly 30 years. One of the ways I introduce touch and affection into the therapeutic setting, whether I am working in my capacity as a psychotherapist or as a … [Read more...] about Dogs as Healers, Dogs as Therapists
PTSD, chronic pain (ﬁbromyalgia), and sleep problems are all characterized by circadian rhythm imbalance. In order to understand more fully the disruption of rhythm and time perception caused by trauma, it is useful to explore the role of circadian rhythm, light, and the pineal gland. Circadian … [Read more...] about The Effects of Circadian Rhythm Imbalance
To help cope with the body dissociative disorder that often co-occurs with PTSD, there’s a little-used self-care technique that’s super simple and nonthreatening for anyone who has been traumatized by war or rape: dry skin brushing. Trauma-Induced Dissociative Disorder Joelle came to see me to … [Read more...] about Treating Dissociation with Dry Skin Brushing Therapy