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Psychedelics to heal sexual assault-related PTSD

How therapeutic use of psilocybin may be a tool to recover from sexual assault-related PTSD

Sexual assault and PTSD disproportionally affect women, and we need bettertreatments Written by Jennifer Chesak, Author of “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women“ Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect any person of any gender. In fact, it affectsabout 6% of people during their lifetime. But as the author of The Psilocybin Handbookfor Women and an advocate for […]
PTSD, Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence

PTSD and the Link to Domestic Violence

Written by Kathryn Marsh, Prosecutor’s POV “People think of battered women as unable to think for themselves, unable to do this,not able to do that. In reality, they’re the most resourceful, resilient, kind, compassionatepeople I think I’ve ever come across.” Kathy Jones 1 June is PTSD Awareness Month. Approximately 7% of people will develop PTSD […]
Apologizing to Kids

Repairing when you blew it – apologizing to your kids, why it’s important, how it supports and encourages healing.

Written by Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parent Would you apologize to your children if you messed up?  Years ago, I would have said no. I was of the mind that to apologize to a child would mean that they would begin to question my authority.  Besides, I don’t remember adults ever apologizing to me when […]
The Emotional Bus is Struggling

Children: Navigating the Feelings that come with BIG Emotions

Written By Elizabeth Morse, Author of “The Emotional Bus is Struggling“ As someone who deals with many issues like chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, stomachissues, and complications after back surgery, I learned that masking my emotions would onlyhurt myself and decided to speak up about the struggles that I was going through. I took thisthinking and […]

Parallel Healing: A Mother-Son Journey Through Psychedelics

By Josh Halu & Candace Halu Candace: I have hated my mom for as long as I can remember. At three years old, I clamored to my mom’s bed for a cuddle of reassurance and love, but she pushed me away. And there she was, at my husband’s funeral, pretending she was there to support […]

Breaking Free from Toxic Relationships: A Journey of Courage and Empowerment

Written By Dr. Jamie Huysman, Founder of The TAR Network Behind closed doors, in the quiet corners of our neighborhoods, and within the fabric of our communities, a silent pandemic rages on. It doesn’t make headlines or prompt global alarms, yet its impact reverberates through millions of people worldwide. This is the pandemic of toxic […]

Your History of Trauma Matters for Menopause

Plus, how psilocybin may be able to help with symptoms of this major mid-life change Written By Jennifer Chesak, Author of The Psilocybin Handbook for Women With severe asthma, I was seriously ill as a child. I was frequently hospitalized,sometimes in the intensive care unit. At one point when I was about eight, I had […]

Healing from Childhood Emotional Neglect

Written By Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parent Childhood emotional neglect is the “failure of caregivers to provide adequate emotional support, validation, and attention to a child or dependent adult1.” Last month, we dove deep into Childhood Emotional Neglect – what it is, what it looks like, the signs you experienced it as a child, and […]

Mental Health Awareness Month and Recognizing Vicarious Trauma

Written By Kathryn Marsh, Prosecutor POV May is mental health awareness month.  A time to recognize how mental health issues may impact your or a loved one’s life and educate yourself on available resources and ways you can help advocate for others. Vicarious or secondary trauma is a mental health issue that isn’t discussed a […]

Gen Z and Mental Health – New Frontiers

Written By Michael Robb Struggles against mental health have persisted across generations, but the rising adults of Gen Zhave been able to confront them with an unprecedented level of unity and openness. What feltimpossible to discuss openly mere decades ago now has many outlets thanks to community-minded spaces on the internet and influential artists expressing […]