Imagine that you’ve been suffering from headaches, dizziness, and blurred vision. You visit your doctor, and she performs a series of tests. Much to your dismay, she reports back that they’ve discovered a brain tumor. Your doctor prescribes pain killers for your headaches, motion sickness medication for your dizziness, and special prescription glasses for your […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Photo Credit: trbell.tripod.com This past November I visited Intensive Trauma Therapy (ITT) in Morgantown, West Virginia, for a week of trauma-specific therapy. One of the most valuable things I learned at ITT was the power of written and verbal dialogue to recode and “move” the stuck experiences produced by trauma from one side of our […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Most people tend of think of people with post-traumatic stress disorder as veterans or Katrina victims. The general population doesn’t know that one in four women will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in her lifetime. When you’re sitting in a restaurant, ball game, church service, or business meeting, if every eighth person stood up, that’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For the past three years, I’ve been speaking and consulting on post-traumatic stress disorder. After I accompanied my best friend for treatment that radically changed her life, I began to suspect that my life was unraveling because of untreated trauma. But I was different from other people who suffered PTSD. Or so I thought. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Another email came today. The 6th this week from someone who suffered from a lifetime of PTSD symptoms. Then they found life-changing treatment in the five- to ten-day outpatient program at Intensive Trauma Therapy. Someone who heard Wanda Sanchez’s story on a radio show, online, at a seminar, or at a professional training session. You […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today my friend Wanda killed a spider. A big, fat ugly one. Wanda splattered some Lysol on it, and the spider drowned a gasping chemical death. But here’s the cool thing. Wanda killed that nasty creature alone, without hollering for help or making a peep. Pretty amazing for somebody who just three short years ago […]Continue Reading... No Comments.