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PTSD Therapy: Wisdom in the Making
Jeff Smith MFT AC, Melvin L Morse MD and Shellee Hale have developed a new therapy for PTSD: Wisdom in the Making. Click here for an abstract of this new exciting treatment therapy We presented this abstract at the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in Montreal in November of 2011. This treatment combines EMDR with a spiritual component designed to integrate spirituality into the healing process.
1. Who would have thought that the US Navy Departments of Medicine and Chaplaincy would have a handbook on best evidence for spiritual treatment of PTSD? Click here to access their manual
2. Shamans and Energy Healers Approach to Sexual Abuse: Bouthillier N: With Energy and Spirit: Healing Practices and Their Perspectives on Healing for Woman Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Religious Healing in Boston Click Here for Pdf
3. Using a variant of EMDR to induce after death communications with departed spirits as a treatment for PTSD! Botkin AL: The Induction of After Death Communications using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: A New Discovery. Journal of Near Death Studies 18 (3) Spring 2000 pp 181-209 Click here for article
1. Phase Oriented Treatment of PTSD: First proposed by Pierre Janet 100 years ago. Here's a treatment program that integrates meditation into the process. Click Here
2. Peter Levine PhD and Somatic Experiencing: Click here
.1. What is resilience? It is the ability to adjust to misfortune or change. It is an important concept to understanding PTSD and dissociation. Click here to visit the Resilience Alliance Website
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Wisdom in the Making
It may be a struggle for the chaplains, therapists and family members to stay with a person in the midst of his or her darkness. Most people feel the impulse to bring in some hope or light. In working with the person with PTSD, it may be important to simply stay with the person in his or her hopelessness and darkness –
It may be important to create a safe space for healing, and then let the patient do the work. This seems to be a common component for successful treatments such a EMDR and brain spotting.
5268 G Nicholson Lane #277
Kensington, MD 20895