Trauma is very complex, and often cannot be fully resolved by therapy alone. If you are still struggling, but know more therapy is not the answer, these additional trauma healing resources may help.
Soul Warriors | Life Design by Liz Connors
Create your best life after therapy.
Most of us who have been through therapy got there because of trauma. This is often not one traumatic incident, but a series of incidents or chronic abuse, violence, neglect, etc. Many of us ended up in therapy because of emotional wounds from emotional, physical, or sexual abuse (or some horrific combo of them) in […]
How do you relax after a stressful day? Do you have any practices that help you identify stress and move out of it to a restful, relaxed state? This month’s media pick, Goodnight Mind: Turn Off Your Noisy Thoughts and Get a Good Night’s Sleep by Colleen E. Carney PhD and Rachel Manber PhD, had […]
I often get caught in the trap of thinking that in order to rest, I need to have an extensive amount of time to devote to it. This, despite the fact that I’ve had some of the deepest, most refreshing rest experiences using the practice of Yoga Nidra (translation: yogic or psychic sleep) in less […]
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“Active resting” – a contradiction in terms? Absolutely not. I promise you, it’s possible, and I’ve done it: Last year found me laying on the ground in a butterfly pose – in a small room overflowing with people doing the same – praying I wouldn’t fart on the head of my dear friend in the […]
You likely know the benefits of meditation by now: reduced stress, strengthened immune system, overall mood improvement, ability to handle challenges better, etc. (If you are curious to know more, this great article lists out 76 different benefits with citations.) Mediation brings us into a state of being that my coach trainer, Martha Beck, calls […]
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Have you ever felt like there is something in you that still needs healing, but it’s something you can’t quite pin down with words? All the therapy, processing, emotional thought work, and even physical release techniques just don’t seem to work, but you still have a sense there is some soul shrapnel that needs to […]
My media pick for this month’s adventure theme was Into the Wild, Sean Penn’s film adaptation of John Krakauer’s book by the same name. This is an incredible film – moving, with amazing scenery and a stunning performance by Emile Hirsch. I’m going to forewarn you now – in true review fashion – that I […]
Have you ever seen Scrooged, the late 80’s twist on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Bill Murray? Or It’s a Wonderful Life? Or even Elf? It seems that so many Christmas movies have the same ending scene – a character who had become bitter or hopeless finds the love in their hearts again, and it […]
I’ve always had the ability to sense the Divine. I realize that might sound a little crazy, but for me it simply is how things are – obviously there is some kind of God/Source/Divine Love, because I feel it. When people tell me they don’t believe in God, for me it sounds like “I don’t […]
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In the United States, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday. Though declared a national holiday by President Lincoln in the middle of the Civil War, the legend of the first Thanksgiving dates back a couple of hundred years earlier, in 1621. The story goes that the first Pilgrims – settlers – had survived a […]