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Survey: Acupuncture for Trauma Healing

Hi all, I’ll be presenting a talk on acupuncture as complementary care for trauma healing at the VA’s Military Sexual Trauma Task Force training next week. My preparations for the talk have inspired me to create surveys for both providers and for trauma survivors about their experiences with trauma. These are intended to help create … Continue reading

Mindfulness meets ancient circuitry

Dr. Stephen Porges, founder of the Polyvagal Theory, comments¬†on mindfulness & hypervigilance The following is an excerpt from a great interview of Dr. Stephen Porges, the founder of Polyvagal Theory. I highly recommend reading the entire interview, as well as checking out anything else by Dr. Porges. Polyvagal theory is expanding and redefining my understanding … Continue reading

The vagus nerve, emotions and the difficulty with mindfulness practices

“Now, many people who don’t know a lot about trauma think that trauma has something to do with something that happened to you a long time ago. In fact,¬†the past is the past and the only thing that matters is what happens right now. And what is trauma is the residue that a past event … Continue reading

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