Sunday, March 8, 2009

PTSD Healing Round Up: Reaching Out of the Frame

There are many ways we can approach healing the symptoms of PTSD. In the spirit of this month’s healing resolution, 4 interesting opportunities for you to reach out and engage in the healing process:

1. Michelle A. Payton, Ph.D. offers a FREE Self-Hypnosis to Create Life Success Tele-immersion, 12 March, 9ESt

Have you been interested in Self-Hypnosis, but don’t understand how it can work for you? Did you know that you are already experiencing Self-Hypnosis everyday? This one-hour immersion on Self-Hypnosis takes the mysteryout of this process so you can shape an even more positivereality now.

To register at now at no cost, click here.

You will also be given an opportunity to ask a question!

[Note: Normal long distance charges apply.]

2. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Group in a live online classroom starts April 20, 2009

STAY SOBER MINDFULLY! Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) presents MBRP in a live online video/classroom! Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is an 8-week psycho-educational class specifically created for clients in recovery from substance use disorders and is designed to help prevent future relapse.

MBRP uses empirically supported interventions from Dr. Alan Marlatt's Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT), Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This MBRP group will be facilitated by Lisa Dale Miller, MFT, mindfulness-based psychotherapist and member of Dr. Marlatt's MBRP training team.

The MBRP curriculum integrates mindfulness meditation practices with cognitive-behavioral strategies to support clients and promote vital lifestyle modifications for a healthy life of recovery. The program teaches effective skills to reduce stress, manage urges and cravings, and cultivate compassion and acceptance.

Participants will be expected to do daily home practice. All participants must have at least 30 days of active sobriety.

STARTS April 20, 2009

Mondays April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15, 6:00pmEDT-8:00pmEDT (5:00pmCDT/4:00pmMDT/3:00pmPDT)

Saturday Retreat, May 30 12:00pmEST-5:00pmEST (11:00amCST/10:00amMST/9:00amPST)

Pre-registration is required.

Course Fee $425 (includes meditation CDs and MBRP handouts)

[CMEs are available for all MD's, psychologists, nurses, and nurse practitioners. CEUs for MFT's & LCSW's (California only.) ]

3. I came across this interesting site that has Therapy Worksheets.

4. Finally, an odd but fun thing to do:

“Discover how PTSD shows in your handwriting and what you can do about the subconscious stuff in your way today !” BlogTalkRadio show will talk about

Ms. Treyce d’Gabriel, President of Center of Forensic Profiling, hosts a radio show about handwriting analysis. She is planning a PTSD-themed show on March 26th. If you would like to submit a PTSD handwriting sample (anonymously and cross off any identifying information) please submit via email or fax to:

Ms. Treyce d’Gabriel, President
Center of Forensic Profiling
P.O. Box 484
Glendale, AZ 85311-0484
Ph/Fax: 623-298-1998

(Photo: Mint Icetea)

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