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My Dad is cancer free! :)

I've never used this blog as a personal forum but this was so exciting I wanted to share some good news! :)



Last Aug my Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer so they scheduled 7 weeks of radiation and 2 week long rounds of chemo. The side effects were he may never swallow or taste again but they said it could be destroyed with the regiment.



Dad did the first 2 weeks of radiation no problem .. then a week of rad and chemo (drip thru a port). But ... he had a… Continue

Added by Janet Liebsch on February 28, 2011 at 6:53pm — 8 Comments

PHCC PTSD Symposium

Last Friday I was invited to give the keynote speech at the PHCC PTSD Symposium. What a fabulous time I had!! I spoke about “Trauma, Survival, PTSD and the Path to Freedom.” The audience, full of veterans and their caregivers, plus civilian survivors of all kinds of traumas, was very lively and engaging. Throughout the day we had conversations about the importance of integrative care, how to move PTSD recovery forward, plus how caregivers can better support their loved ones.



What I…

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Added by Michele Rosenthal on February 28, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments


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As budget cuts loom, what could your community do without? Firefighters?

Jim Kolusk, a fire fighter paramedic, scrubs a paramedic truck Wednesday in Allen Park. The City Council voted Tuesday to lay off all 26 members of the fire department if the union doesn't agree to concessions.

Jim Kolusk, a fire fighter paramedic, scrubs a paramedic truck Wednesday in Allen Park. The City Council voted Tuesday to lay off all 26 members of the fire department if the union doesn't agree to concessions. / ANDRE J. JACKSON/Detroit Free Press

After years of cutting budgets, cities across metro Detroit are looking…
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Added by Capt. Fyre Walker on February 26, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

PTSD Treatment: Exposure Therapy

One of PTSD’s most extreme symptoms is our tendency (devotion!) to avoid anything and everything that reminds us of our trauma. However, avoidance only feeds our traumatic feelings and encourages us to continue to embrace and act upon them. Exposure therapy aims at ending that cycle once and for all. According to an article on Medical News Today exposure therapy has proven to actually intercept the progression of trauma survivors from Acute Stress Disorder to PTSD. Now that’s something to…

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Added by Michele Rosenthal on February 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

PTSD Treatment: Tapas Acupressure Technique, Part 3

This final installment of my interview with Tapas Fleming includes Tapas' belief about why anyone struggling with PTSD should try TAT.

 

If someone wants to try TAT, what’s the best resource for finding an accredited practitioner?



Our website, www.tatlife.com, has a listing of Certified TAT Professionals who are trained to help people reduce traumatic stress or any stress and…

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Added by Michele Rosenthal on February 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

PTSD Treatment: Tapas Acupressure Technique, Part 2

Continuing my interview with Tapas Fleming...

 

TAT was one modality I used during my PTSD healing. I always enjoyed the immediate feeling of in-the-moment centered peace it gave me. Outline for us how TAT works, i.e. what it does/affects in our bodies that effects a change in our minds.



As I mentioned above, thoughts affect our whole system – not just inside our bodies but even how life turns out. We all know this, but haven’t…

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Added by Michele Rosenthal on February 17, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

PTSD Treatment: Tapas Acupressure Technique, Part 1

Continuing to explore PTSD treatment options, today, an interview with Tapas Fleming, creator of a very popular information processing technique that’s shown great results with trauma survivors. Last week, a very cheerful, chatty, informed and giving Tapas provided in-depth answers to my questions. Enjoy!



Tapas, your Tapas Acupressure Technique® (TAT®) has helped thousands of people heal psychological issues. Before we get into the meat of things, describe what,…

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Added by Michele Rosenthal on February 14, 2011 at 8:01am — No Comments

Toronto's Worst Subway Accident, August 11 1995

This plaque commemorates the loss of three innocent lives in Canada's worst subway accident in Toronto on August 11, 1995.

I want to pay homage to Kinga Szabo, Christina Munar Reyes and Hui Xian Lin as they lost their lives as a result of this tragedy.…



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Added by Wayne G on February 11, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

PTSD Recovery: Who Surrounds You?, Part 2

It was a real eyeopener for me start noticing how people around me affected how I felt. Along my healing journey there’ve been people, too, oddly enough, on the other side of the spectrum: People who so genuinely loved to feel my pain and share my burden that I felt worse because of it. I have made friends because their love and compassion and emotional connection to my struggle felt so good. But then, as I healed, their interaction with me didn’t evolve. They still handled and approached me…

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Added by Michele Rosenthal on February 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

PTSD Recovery: Who Surrounds You?

The following quote comes from Mike H’s ever evolving and really interesting Zen/PTSD blog:



"You simply cannot become healthier and happier as a human being unless you hang with people who are healthy and want to encourage health. That’s the crux."



Today I’m wondering: Who are you hanging with?



During my healing PTSD years, I made and got rid of many friends. Some friends I made because it seemed like a good idea at the time. They seemed…

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Added by Michele Rosenthal on February 7, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Red Flag Response

Playing it safe in the world's most dangerous sport…

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Added by Lou Angeli on February 4, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments

PTSD Treatment: Installing A Resource Person, Part 2

In my last post I introdueced you to Julie Levin (MFT, CHT) and her theory about adding a resource person. Today, we continue with a wrap up. According to Julie,

 

"Clients know exactly what they need. The image of the resource person allows them to access and accept guidance, encouragement, support – or whatever is needed at that point. People usually have a strong mental image of this person who knows something about their value, strength, resilience, or even a more accurate…

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Added by Michele Rosenthal on February 3, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Funeral for D.C Firefighter Marc Dancy

Firefighter remembered for his life and service





Firefighters,family and friends came together Tuesday for the funeral of Marc E. Dancy. The viewing and service were held at the East Washington Heights Baptist Church in Southeast.



Dancy was a 5-year veteran of the D.C. Fire and Emergency…

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Added by Capt. D Lewis on February 1, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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