Chapter 1 Part 1: Everyone Has Encountered Trauma

Every human being alive today has experienced trauma and suffers, in some way, from the effects of it. Every person who has lived, and those yet to live, will encounter trauma.

Trauma is our human legacy. It is the serpent everyone meets in our Garden of Eden. It is the universal force that knocks us off the rails. The fall from our Eden is a fall from consciousness. Our lesson plan, our personal mission-impossible, is to return to consciousness, to find our Eden again. This is the essence of our life’s journey. Continue reading

Introduction Part 2: Can Unexpressed Emotion Be Linked to Pain, Discomfort and Disease?

Can Unexpressed Emotion Be Linked to Pain, Discomfort and Disease?

 We live in the “I’m fine” culture. Ask of someone, “How are you?” The inevitable response is, “I’m fine,” or maybe, “I’m good.” As a society, we seem to ignore the reality that, as complex beings, there are a myriad of emotions, responses, feelings and perspectives that are taking place at any one time inside each one of us. Just as minorities in the United States, Great Britain and Canada were denied the right to vote until relatively recently, for many, if not most people, emotions and feelings are still denied sufficient representation. Continue reading