Tag Archives: PTSD

How to Re-Traumatize Yourself

First, a bad thing happens. Rape, murder, combat, abuse. You don’t have a lot of control over it. That’s the point. Something happens way, way out of your control. You barely make it. Now you’re left with the memories. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Stop the Madness, Trauma | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Shrink’s Links: The Evil Hours

We are born in debt, owing the world a death. This is the shadow that darkens every cradle. Trauma is what happens when you catch a surprise glimpse of that darkness, the coming annihilation not only of the body and … Continue reading

Posted in The Shrink's Links, Trauma | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Shrink’s Links: Sam Baker

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. This week’s shrink’s link is to a musician: Sam Baker Baker was in a train in Peru when a terrorist’s bomb blew it up. What followed was years of recovery. If … Continue reading

Posted in The Shrink's Links, Trauma | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Grounding

So, you’re anxious. It happens. There are basically two things to do with anxiety. You can face it or avoid it. Avoiding it is often the sensible thing to do if it’s a thing you are not likely to encounter … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding the Trauma Drama, Part 1: Cleaning the Closet

One thing about the Holidays: we are certain to encounter the past. We are confronted with it if we go back to the old homestead, step in through our childhood door, and walk into our early days. We face it … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, Stress, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment