Tag Archives: Trauma

I was a teenage sex slave

The moment I became a teenage sex slave. Each drop of blood signifies one month of that abuse. It began several weeks after my 15th birthday. A 25-year-old acquaintance, on hearing about my mother’s worsening mental illness and abuse, offered … Continue reading

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The night I learned to fly

“The Night I Learned to Fly” is the latest in a series of paintings that answer the question, “How did I survive?” By enduring unspeakable terror early in life, I learned to dissociate so well and so easily I could … Continue reading

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Posture, Body Language, Stress, and Trauma

Alexander Technique instructor Imogen Ragone and I discuss “the implications and impact of posture and body language on people dealing with stress and trauma, and what neuroscience is telling us about this.” Imogen dispels “some common myths (and potentially harmful … Continue reading

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“CyCling” with Ease to Down-Regulate Stress and Trauma

Alexander Technique instructor Imogen Ragone and I discuss and practice TheCyCle™ – “a simple yet powerful way to calm your own nervous system and release excess tension from your body. “In our last video Shay told us about three important … Continue reading

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Unashamed of my Complex PTSD

A few people have asked my why I talk so much about Complex PTSD, or Developmental Trauma. I am open about my struggles with ​Complex ​PTSD and depression​ in part because I am not ashamed.​​ I have physiological conditions brought on … Continue reading

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“Stress, Trauma, Neuroscience and the Alexander Technique” Facebook Live

In my third Facebook Live talk with my friend and Alexander Technique instructor Imogen Ragone, we discuss the importance of down-regulation, titration, and co-regulation for anyone dealing with stress or trauma. I explain what I’ve learned from my study of … Continue reading

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“We are living under a pre-traumatic cloud”

Trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk says that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, “we are living under a pre-traumatic cloud,” in this video from The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM), one of my favorite sources of … Continue reading

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“5 Things Anyone Can Do to Build Resilience in the Face of Pandemic Stress and Trauma” Facebook Live with Imogen Ragone

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“Staying off the Trauma Train with Shay Seaborne: PYP 409”

“Staying off the Trauma Train with Shay Seaborne: PYP 409” with Howard Jacobson at Plant YourselfMy first feature-length podcast interview was with Howard Jacobson, gracious host of the Plant Yourself Podcast. It was fun and we covered a great deal. … Continue reading

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Tapping Into Your Body’s Intelligence to help with Stress and Trauma

Alexander Techinque is my primary go-to tool to relieve stress and take a break from the distress cycle. It is simple, portable, reliable, easily adapted to any lifestyle, and, with practice, can foster profound positive changes. This was my first … Continue reading

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