What is not love is always fear, and nothing else.
All healing is essentially the release from fear.

How could anyone…

Posted: December 26th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Children, Emotions, Feelings, Healing | No Comments »

How could anyone ever tell you,
you were anything less than beautiful?
How could anyone ever tell you,
you were less than whole?…


Healing ABC 123

Posted: September 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: ACIM, Depression, Emotions, Fear, Feelings, Healing, Health, Love, Mind, Miracle, Moods, Mothers, PostPartumDepression, PTSD, Self-help, Spirit, Sprit, Tools, Vets, Video | No Comments »

A new video to accompany the “Roadmap” video!!!


Circumcision & Human Behavior

Posted: September 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Behavior, Circumcision, Emotions, Feelings, Health, Psychology, PTSD, Trauma | 3 Comments »

Circumcision & Human Behavior:

The emotional & behavioral effects of circumcision

by George Hill

Psychologists now recognize that male circumcision affects emotions and behavior. This article discusses the impact of male circumcision on human behavior.

Introduction

Medical doctors adopted male circumcision from religious practice into medical practice in England in the 1860s and in the United States in the 1870s. No thought was given to the possible behavioral effects of painful operations that excise important protective erogenous tissue from the male phallus. For example, Gairdner (1949) and Wright (1967), both critics of male neonatal non-therapeutic circumcision, made no mention of any behavioral effects of neonatal circumcision.[1] [2]

The awakening

Other doctors, however, were beginning to express concern about the behavioral effects of male circumcision. Read the rest of this entry »

The emotional scars of cesarean birth

Posted: September 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Birth, Cesarean, Mothers, PostPartumDepression, PTSD, Trauma, Women | No Comments »
by Nicette Jukelevics, author of
Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth: Making Informed Decisions
at www.DangersOfCesareanBirth.com

For years researchers have largely focused on the technical aspects and “appropriate” rate of cesarean section: the surgical procedure. However, birth by cesarean can have powerful psychological effects on women and their ability to adjust to motherhood. Read the rest of this entry »


Thousands of returning soldiers face new enemies – PTSD & TBI

Posted: September 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PTSD, Trauma, Troops, Veterans, Vets | No Comments »
From National Public Radio -- September 4, 2010 -- Listen to the audio and read the transcript at NPR.

More than seven years after U.S. troops first invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003, President Obama addressed the nation on Tuesday to commemorate the official end of the Iraq War. However, the legacy of one of America’s longest combat missions will continue to affect the thousands of troops who came home suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Read the rest of this entry »


Who is Auntie Patricia?

Posted: September 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: About, Appointments, Healing | No Comments »

Observation constitutes the foundation of every science.
Charles Sanders Pierce

Auntie Patricia is a detective, a scientist, a lady who wears many hats. She has delved deeply into several areas of life because something in her loves to solve mysteries … Who are we?… What are we? … What makes us tick? …  Why are we the way we are? … Why are things the way they are? … What is the point of life? … Is there a purpose?

Well, since Auntie Patricia is writing this, she might as well write in the first person…

In my work as a clinical hypnotherapist, I do not hypnotize people, since most or all of us are already living in a deep trance of fear and forgetfulness; rather, I de-hypnotize people. I wake them up from their walking trances. Read the rest of this entry »


For many women, a V-section can be as traumatic as a C-section

Posted: September 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Birth, Cesarean, Episiotomy, Mothers, PostPartumDepression, PTSD, Trauma | No Comments »

by Kathryn Lane Berkowitz

Did you know that for many women, a vaginal birth with an episiotomy can be just as traumatic and painful as birth with a cesarean ? It’s true. The birth of my oldest child, who weighed on 5lbs and 5 oz was delivered via a mediolateral episiotomy and forceps. It was extremely painful. I refer to that birth as my “V-section” because that’s how it felt to me. I felt sliced and diced. And I was!

I had many, many stitches that itched and burned and nothing made it go away. This continued for several weeks. I was breastfeeding and it was all I could do to turn over in the bed without pain so intense that it made me nauseated and faint feeling. I had to have someone “spot” me every time I got up to use the bathroom because I was afraid I would faint. I was completely incapacitated.

In case you are unfamiliar with the term “episiotomy”, here is some information, and illustrations: Read the rest of this entry »


The mind… fear… love… healing… miracle

Posted: September 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Fear, Healing, Love, Mind, Miracle | No Comments »

The mind

Mental health can be very simple. You are not crazy; nobody is. Nothing is irrational once all the facts are known. Healing merely requires learning how — and then doing it. All dysfunction, explored, points to a common source: fear.

You have but two emotions: love and fear.
All healing is essentially the release from fear.

What is fear? Read the rest of this entry »


You are only as sick as your secrets

Posted: August 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Birth, Body, Cognitive, Depression, Emotions, Feelings, Healing, Mind, Moods, Neglect, PTSD, Self-help, Stress | 2 Comments »

Sometimes secrets are intentionally kept. On birthdays we don’t want our friends to know what we are giving them because we want them to be surprised.

Sometimes wonderful, velvet memories are kept secret because they are intensely private and personal. We do not care to share what they are because they might be misunderstood and not cherished by others as we cherish them ourselves.

But then there are the prickly or even stabbing secrets that hurt us then and continue to hurt us now. Those secrets are best aired and released. Read the rest of this entry »


Spirit is the healer

Posted: August 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Feelings, Healing, Moods, Self-help, Spirit, Steps 1-2-3-4 | No Comments »

Some say spirit is the healer and they are right. But what does that really mean? Is the spirit that heals an amorphous being, a specter, phantom, apparition or halloween spook? If so, then why are we afraid of ghosts? But no, the spirit that heals is far more than that — and far more readily available to all. Read the rest of this entry »