Join us September 12/19, as we Prepare for Recovery with Ken Hoffer from Alberta Health.
Join us September 12/19, as we Prepare for Recovery with Ken Hoffer from Alberta Health.
In a recent episode from my radio show, Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit, my guest, Carolin Houser, and I take on the sensitive topic of sexual abuse, and provide tangible methods for healing from the trauma. In addition to sharing some of that information in this blog, Marian Stephens talks about how she is using the information in the episode to change her life. More of Marian’s story and all my previous blogs are on my website, paulajoyce.com. Be sure to check them out.
Dr. Paula’s Tip of the Week
17,700,000 women have reported sexual violence since 1998. The #metoo movement has sparked a global conversation about the breadth of sexual violence against women, highlighting the need for tools to help survivors heal. Honoring the survivor’s healing process with patience and empathy is vital and will empower them to overcome the trauma they endured.
Your tip for this week is from my e-book, 33 Tips for Self-empowerment: Allow Yourself to Feel. Robert Frost said: “The only way around it, is through it.” When faced with emotional pain, allow yourself to feel the pain. Then let it go. Crying releases stress hormones from your body. This makes room for the joy. If you have difficulty feeling your emotions, rent a sad movie to help you connect to your feelings. There have been times when I cried, and I wasn’t even sure what caused the tears. I just knew that a deep sadness was coming to the surface and I needed to cry. I don’t apologize for those tears nor do I try to stop them. In fact, a psychologist told me once that when someone is crying, you can comfort them by just being present with them. We often think that it’s helpful to touch their hand or hug them. Those gestures of kindness, however, can cause the person to move out of their emotions and stop crying when what they need is to feel and let the tears do their healing work. When the tears have stopped, we can offer words and hugs of compassion and comfort with the person’s permission. We often rush in thinking we know what’s best or because of our own discomfort with tears or emotions. Part of compassion is learning how to honor and respect the healing process—our own and that of others.
Tears come in their own time and in their own way when the person feels safe enough to accept, process and integrate their own pain. I had one client who was in her 40’s and had never cried over her experience of childhood incest, despite years of counseling and a stay in a residential facility after a nervous breakdown. In our work together, she drew a tear and cried her first tears. Her Higher Self showed her through the drawing that she was ready to express her deep pain and heal the wounded child within. Another client who came to me with debilitating pain, also had never cried over the traumas she experienced as a child and as an adult. Like most women, she didn’t understand that her husband had raped her several times over the years. She assumed that it was his right, as her husband, to have access to her body whenever he chose, even if she said “no.” The fact that she didn’t physically try to fight him off, doesn’t change the fact that he sexually assaulted her. We all have the right to choose when we are available for sex and no one should ever be disrespected sexually by anyone, including, or maybe especially, by their spouse. When the tears came, they were unexpected and overwhelming, and they opened the path for her to finally tell her husband that she had felt violated all of those times when he pushed himself on her after she had said “no.” Those tears also helped her let go of some of the emotional pain that had gotten stuck in her body as physical pain because of the assaults. As we let ourselves become aware of the truth, we can heal.
Dr. Paula’s Silver Lining Story
Treating others with kindness and compassion is more important than we can imagine. The positive impact our words have on a person is immeasurable. Being mindful of how you speak and choosing kindness is an opportunity to create happiness.
This episode’s silver lining story is short to point out that everything matters when we pay attention and take the time for compassion and kindness. I was having trouble fitting in a client who wanted an extra appointment. I offered to contact her if I had a cancellation, and this was her response: “I’ll wait. I will always have as many questions for you as stars in the night sky. I know you and your team of angels will have the light to make them shine.” I was so touched by her kindness and the poetry of her words. If I hadn’t offered one more option, I would have missed getting this beautiful text. Even trying to set a simple appointment can be an opportunity for silver linings.
Marian Stephens’ Story
Each show on Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit has an overarching theme which is if you get to the root of your emotional pain and heal it, then you will be able to heal your body and happily manage your life. Today’s show on healing sexual abuse gave me a few solid ways to achieve this. I know I have begun this healing journey with the show because I am tired of just feeling that I am simply surviving; it is time to flourish. As I said in an email earlier this week, “I am a survivor of abuse…”. I want to be able to say I am thriving having had the experience of abuse.
Dr. Paula’s tip for the week is to allow yourself to feel. Abuse is insidious in that it alters your perception and ability to trust, which creates a pattern of negative emotions. The negative emotions are difficult to feel and bring back a sense of trauma, so you squash those down to forget; often squashing down all emotion. Carolin Hauser suggests allowing yourself to feel the sensations that are created in your body, and to sit with the negative emotions. The only way to root out negative emotion is to fully feel it. One of the most difficult emotions for me to feel is anger. So, that has been the emotion that I keep struggling with. I do not trust myself to know when it is appropriate to be angry, so I tell myself to ignore the feeling. That just leads to it building up, and then I get disproportionately angry. This cycle is not getting better, just increasing in frequency. I am going to allow myself to fully experience anger this week, and I started today. I got overly angry and while I forced myself to sit alone and not speak my angry words, I did not force myself to quit feeling angry until it subsided. After I calmed down, I realized that I have a lot of anger towards my abuser that I have no good way to express, which is uncomfortable. So, I suppress all anger, and that is toxic. Maybe if I allow myself to feel anger, I will release the old anger I have pent up inside of me, ultimately not getting so angry so often.
Dr. Paula and Carolin Hauser both expressed that not taking responsibility is one of the main blocks to emotional healing. With abuse, there is a fine line between taking responsibility and blame. Blaming myself or my abuser simply distracts me from healing the emotional pain of what happened. If I view my relationship with my abuser as one that I chose before this life started, a soul contract meant to help me learn and grow, I think I can begin to reconcile the emotional pain that is contributing to the progression of my multiple sclerosis. Raising a child with special needs, divorce, an abusive relationship, and chronic illness are big lessons to learn in a lifetime. I do believe if I heal the pain from each of these experiences I will be able to reach my potential, including a physically healthy and able body.
Dr. Paula’s Coaching Response
Marian, I continue to be impressed with the way you take the content of each show and use it to grow. When you’re being abused, a lot of anger does build up and you have no safe way to release it. Now you can. So, yes, allow yourself to feel it and then use these techniques to release the anger.
1. Breathe out the anger with a big sigh and imagine that the breath is releasing toxins in the color of grey. Then take in a deep breath of pink air and see it filling your body with emotionally healing energy and light. Do this until the anger passes.
2. Turn your anger into righteous indignation that helps to solve the problem. For instance, make even a small donation to a women’s shelter; speak out against abuse, as you are doing in this blog; and/or volunteer at a women’s shelter; and realize that healing yourself is helping to heal your family line.
3. Write and/or draw your angry thoughts and feelings until the anger is spent.
For more shows on healing from the trauma of abuse, please listen to:
· Healing Trauma Through Spirituality with Dr. Christine Courtois
· Limitless Possibility with Tracie Stafford with Tracie Stafford
· Emotional Abuse How to Recognize It and Heal with Dr. Marti Loring
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You have done everything you can think of to heal, including conventional doctors, naturopathic doctors, faith healers, alternative healers and used all kinds of energy medicine. Yet, something seems to keep you ill and diseased. We will explore some ideas about things that may be keeping you in this state of dis – ease.
Addictive relationships are the desperate use of another to cope with fears, self-doubts etc. This blog will address the nature of addictive relating, the correspondence to other types of addiction, the co-dependency of partners, the eventual loss of self and the reasons and steps for recovery.
Physical Therapist and Craniosacral Therapy (CST) practitioner Tracy Lin joined me on âTurn the PageâÂ to talk about how CST goes beyond treating the physical symptoms of pain, disability and dysfunction, to address causes that are rooted in the psyche and emotions. If youâre still exploring ways you can regain your health and mobility post-injuries, illness, surgeries, or other issues, CST might be one of your âmissing links.â
Craniosacral Therapy complements most healthcare modalities, both mainstream and alternative, such as acupuncture, psychology, chiropractic care, and dentistry. It can be integrated as one of a host of other interventions used to address complex medical problems and needs.
After the show, Tracy shared the following three scenarios to further illustrate the benefits of CST. Perhaps you can find yourself, or someone you know in the presenting issues.
48-YEAR OLD FEMALE WITH DIAGNOSIS OF LEFT HIP LABRAL TEAR
The patient slipped on the floor while her foot was caught in the ground. She experienced pain when getting in and out of a cab, and when she was on her feet for more than two to three hours or with quick changes in direction. She also had pain while lying on her back, when bringing her left knee toward the opposite shoulder (with her foot positioned outward, which is an internal rotation of the hip).
TREATMENT WITH PT AND CST
Tracy says, âIn a typical PT session, I would have focused on strengthening and stretching both of her legs, emphasizing her left hip, along with some manual therapy. However, after guiding her through basic stretches and functional strengthening exercises that she could do at home, I primarily treated her with Craniosacral Therapy with intermittent therapeutic dialoguing. She opened up about a lot of stressful situations, both work-related and personal. Her left hip pain diminished over the course of weekly or bi-monthly sessions over a span of twelve to fourteen weeks. The pain subsided altogether when we discussed her relationship with her mother, which we discovered was a primary source of stress in her body. Although she was a stoic woman, she released some emotions (e.g. teary eyes) while speaking about her mother. Her craniosacral rhythm stopped during this outward expression of emotion, indicating that a source of health-related issues was surfacing from her unconscious to her conscious mind.
Although she was pain-free for the last few weeks I saw her, she requested to continue CST âjust in case the pain was to came back.â Recently, I spoke with her and she stated that she has had only a âslight twinge,â but is pain-free as far as sheâs concerned.â
70-YEAR OLD FEMALE WITH NECK PAIN/STIFFNESS
âThe patient did not tolerate stretching or soft tissue massage of her neck by another physical therapist using âconventional PT treatment,â since it was âtoo painful,â and caused her to be even more âtense.â Given that the patient was consistently teary-eyed and reported that stress was causing stiffness in her neck, she was referred to me by my colleague, who thought she required a âgentler and sensitiveâ approach.â
TREATMENT WITH CST
âThe patient enjoyed a combination of light touch and therapeutic dialoguing. She felt more ârelaxed,â with less pain after the sessions, and her range of motion, along with the soft tissue tightness in her neck, improved. I was consistently drawn to the tissues around her upper left thorax region, just below her collar bone. Over time she revealed that her husband was sick and now in a wheelchair. While her husband had a home health aide five days a week, for four to six hours, the patient was very attentive to his needs. Steering his wheel chair created a lot of strain on the weak muscles in her arms and neck. The patient talked about feeling insignificant in her marriage. Her husband frequently yelled at her and had numerous affairs early in their marriage. Given his lack of respect, she felt guilty and sad in anticipating the relief and freedom she might feel when he died. She realized that she had neglected herself, sacrificing her own needs to accommodate those of her children and husband. Ultimately, she failed to recognize her own self-worth.
In one session, she pictured her chest as a black, heavy object that was âpushing her down,â preventing her from moving. Through therapeutic dialoguing and imagery that elicited feelings of contentment, she felt lighter and freer in her chest, and began to feel the spark of a yearning to âlive her life.â She envisioned attending church on a regular basis and joining the choir, which had not been possible given her care-giving responsibilities and guilt. As she spoke about her âhappy place,â my hands were drawn to her heart, and the patient expressed that the âheavinessâ was releasing. She eventually established a positive and confident view of herself, committing to doing something that made her happy at least once a day without guilt, while her husband was in the care of the home health aide. As her self-assurance strengthened, the patientâs neck muscles became softer, with less to no report of stiffness.â
65-YEAR OLD FEMALE WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
The patient was referred to PT due to increasing leg spasms that disturbed her balance and gait. She had chronic, intermittent back pain, constant bilateral knee pain from arthritis, and headaches. She walked with a cane, with a slow gait and small uneven steps due to the pain in her knees, and expressed a strong fear of falling.
TREATMENT WITH PT AND CST
I initially treated her with âconventionalâ PT, focusing on balance and gait activities, gentle stretching of her legs, functional strengthening with energy conservation techniques, and instruction on home exercises. In one session, the patient shared that she didnât do most of the home exercises so that she could conserve her energy for doctorâs appointments. She reported an increase in leg spasms that âthrew her balance offâ and an even greater fear of falling. As she described that her left leg, from her hip down to her knee, was in spasm, I noticed that she was walking much more slowly and carefully than usual. Inviting her to lay down on the mat and relax, I tuned into her craniosacral rhythm, noticing that it was âsluggish,â especially on her left side, below her rib cage.
After performing gentle hands-on techniques at her left hip and thigh, pelvic region, the full length of her spine (the dura mater, which is the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord), her craniosacral rhythm improved in its rate and was more symmetrical with the left and right side. The patient noted that my hands felt very warm, and her tissues and some parts of her body were more ârelaxed.â After the session, she stated that her left leg spasms had decreased considerably. When she stood up to walk, she reported being much âsteadier.â As she departed, I observed that she was walking a little faster with more confidence, and a smile.
Depending on her fatigue level, the degree of pain in her knees, and left leg spasms, I continued to treat this patient with CST (versus conventional PT) for about 80% of our sessions for another seven to eight weeks, twice a week. After each CST session, the patient left with diminished pain and spasms, improved vitality in her craniosacral rhythm, and consequently, more energy. As a result of decreased pain and leg spasms, her balance and gait felt more âgrounded.â During her last session she reported having âmore good days than bad daysâ as a result of more developed mind/body awareness.â
Tracy shared that while patients with particularly complex health issues such as MS and chronic pain would benefit from further treatment, many are unable to continue their sessions for financial reasons. She notes however, that patients generally emerge from the course of treatment with tools and insights that result in much improved self-care.
HOW YOU CAN FIND A CRANIOSACRAL THERAPIST
Tracy suggests the Upledger Institute website (www.upledger.com) as a referral source for CST practitioners, in addition to âword-of-mouthâ recommendations from trusted healthcare providers.
In assessing whether or not a particular Craniosacral Therapist is a good fit for you, she advises: âFind out if a practitioner is certified, or how many courses he/she has taken, in addition to the number of years the therapist has been in practice. Ask if the practitioner is comfortable with treating your condition, and if he/she has treated similar issues. Many highly skilled Craniosacral Therapists are not certified but have substantial experience and training in CST. Without seeking perfection, trust whether or not you feel comfortable with the CST practitioner during the initial visit or treatment. A good CST therapist will assess whether or not he/she is best suited to treat you and may refer you colleagues who might better assist you.â
Learn more about the benefits of CST by listening to my conversation with Tracy
Tracy invites you to contact her at www.iahp.com/Tracy-Lin to discuss your questions about CST, and explore your interest in experiencing this âlight touchâ therapeutic technique firsthand.
On May 12th Disability Matters with Joyce Bender will be hosting a call for Cheryl Sensenbrenner and her friends, family, Congressional Leaders and well-wishers. Â Call in and tell her how you miss her and wish for her recovery. Â Tell her friends. 11am PT/2pm ET onÂ Disability Matters.
I made a commitmentÂ to writing regularly in my blog. IÂ reallyÂ committed. I thought about what I would say each week over the months, how I would say it, what was meaningful to me, what would be meaningful to the people who read my blog. I made lists, plans, created visions. I was all setâ¦ exceptÂ then I didnât do it.
Yes, Iâm very busy with my radio show,Â Good Grief, with my family and my work as a grief counselor. Yes, Iâm still absolutely committed to time when Iâm not working; to singing, creating, and just plain goofing off. But I didnât think any of that explained why I wasnât writing. All those things have failed to prevent me from doing many other things these past few months that I didnât seem to have time for.
I lived with the question for a solid week or two. Why am I not writing my blog? What is in the way? Then I ticked off possible explanations. âIâm procrastinating.âÂ Hmmmâ¦Â Unlike many other periods in my life, procrastinationÂ hardly even qualifies as a part of my personality right now. âIâm uninspired.â Definitely not. Iâm inspired beyond my wildest dreams by amazing people I get to meet and talk with every day, by the guests on the radio show and the meaningful conversations I get to have, and by my community and family. âI donât want to write.â Wrong! I love to write and Iâm writing other things all the time with great relish.
When the answer hit me over the head, I almost laughed out loud. I was not writing my grief blog because I was experiencing that time after a new loss when I just donât want to share. I need time to absorb the new reality, to adjust to the changing picture of what I imagined the future to be. I need time to (wait for it) process.
I had not really written since I found out my mother has pancreatic cancer.
When it finally dawned on me that I was simply practicing what I preach and listening to what my own heart told me I needed, I relaxed. And then, respecting that my mother is busy adjusting too, I asked her if she would be ok with me writing about this newest wrinkle in the fabric of my life. âEveryone knows anyway,â she said, bestowing a blessing on whatever I might say about it. (Thanks mom).
So hereâs what I want to say. Cancer stinks. I hate the endless doctors appointments and project management, getting all the pieces to work together. I hate waiting in endless waiting rooms with other people who also donât have the energy to wait forÂ anything. I hate anticipating losing my mother, who I love, in the very foreseeable future. I hate unexpectedly crying in public when there is nothing at all sad going on. I hate that I know how to do all this so well because Iâve done it before for years at a time without a prayer of changing the eventual outcome. I hate that no one has cured cancer yet, including my brilliant son-in-law, a cancer researcher who I honestly think has a chance of it.
But all of this is really so very small. What I love, even now, is so much bigger. I love my mother, who was clear right away that if they offer her 6 months of chemo for 6 months of time, itâs not worth it. I love the conversations weâre having in which we can share our love for one another in a way that is more immediate, and deeper than it was six months ago. I love that the doctors who are caring for my mother ask her about herself as a person before they talk about treatment and, when they run late for her appointment, apologize. (Thank you, Dr. Tempero and her staff). I love that I have all that experience to offer my mother, to ease her burden and help her feel supported and nourished. I love all the hearts on her Caring Bridge page. I love being so deeply in touch, every day, with my love for her and for everyone else in my life, knowing that having them at all is, at best, fleeting. I love pictures of her with my grandsons. I love that there is nothing in me that wants to shy away from the whole experience.
So, I guess we could call this Continuing Education, having taken what sometimes feels like the graduate level course in grief. Lifelong learning for the griever. Showing up for class. Taking notes. Putting one foot in front of the otherÂ andÂ stepping into love, because even the hurt tells me how very much I love. How very very much.
Cheryl JonesÂ has been working with people facing loss in their lives forÂ thirty years. She is the host ofÂ Good Grief,Â a weekly radio show on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel, about the transformative potential of our losses. You can learn more about her at her website at Weathering Grief.
You’ve finally reached the top in your career and you have a life changing event that means you have to start all over. You’re back at square one. You have to learn to speak, to walk, and to do all the normal things of daily living. What do you do? Erica Tucci was at the peak of her career in a Fortune 500 company when she had a stroke that left her completely paralyzed on the right side. As she began to recover she realized more clearly what is truly important in life and she began a new missionâto use her story as an inspiration for others facing life challenges. She wrote the book Radiant Survivor: How to Shine and Thrive through Recovery from Stroke, Cancer, Abuse, Addiction and Other Life-Altering Experiences which launches on November 19. While she is still in her own recovery process, not just surviving but thriving, she is developing a trauma recovery coaching program to help others. This is a story no one should miss.
Erica Tucci started out to be a dancer but switched majors and received her a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Houston. She has authored two books, started a healing arts business, and was a manager in a Fortune 500 company. In the midst of this whirlwind of activity, she had a stroke that changed every aspect of her life. This story can be found in Erica’s new and third book, Radiant Survivor: How to Shine and Thrive through Recovery from Stroke, Cancer, Abuse, Addiction and Other Life-Altering Experiences, launching on November 19th. Today Erica continues the work she was doing before her stroke, helping women find their “yin radiance” through their authentic voice and their own healing. And to help others going through their own life-altering experiences, she is developing a trauma recovery coaching program based on her Radiant Survivor book.
For more information:
Contact: Irene Conlan
Show Date: Â Thursday, November 14, 2013
Show Time: 1 p.m. PST/PDT
Show Title: Thriving Through Recovery from Life Threatening Illness
Guest: Erica Tucci
The Self Improvement Show was created because almost everyone wants to be better, do better, and achieve more, but we donât always know how to do that. We arenât looking for perfection. We are simply trying to improve in ways that allow us more happiness, contentment and success with some laughterÂ along the way. We address issues common to us all and suggest useful tools that will help you tap into your strengths and your wonderful uniqueness. We think most self improvement is an âinside jobâ so we talk a lot about how to âgo withinâ to make lasting changes. We talk to people who have struggled and won and have great stories to tell as well as those who live ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. The show is laid back, informative and down to earth.Â The welcome mat is always out and we invite you to join us. The Self Improvement Show is broadcast live every Thursday at 1 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel. Listen Now!
If you had told me that I would be part of anyone’s healing and recovery, especially a stroke survivor’s, after 28 years working in law, I would have scoffed at the idea. I thought I was “stuck” in the reality of living an inauthentic life of doing something that left me without passion. Wrong! After taking the leap this past March, I have experienced more passion these past five months than I have in years. Recently, I was asked by Jayne Dabu, an acupuncturist with Lotus Acupuncture and Holistic Health Center in Virginia Beach (www.lotusacupunctureclinic.com), to help her work with Susan, a stroke patient who needed help regaining her mobility and speech. Jayne was already working with Susan to help alleviate her pain and get the blood circulating in the affected area of her arm. At the age of 64, Susan had suffered a stroke which left her partially paralyzed in her right arm and her speech impaired (which were her physical symptoms), but the bigger problem was the sense of hopelessness and fear that Susan experienced, as do many stroke patients. Susan first was treated in the hospital and went through traditional physical therapy to no avail. Losing hope quickly, she was connected to Jayne through a former co-worker who encouraged Susan to try the Eastern approach to healing and offered to even pay for the sessions. Angels come into our lives in all forms and Kristen was definitely Susan’s angel! As Jayne works with cupping (an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin which mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing), Susan regains blood flow to the area of her right arm which is the most affected from the stroke. After the cupping procedure, Jayne inserts acupuncture needles into Susan’s scalp and I proceed to work with her utilizing Ageless Grace techniques (as I am an Ageless Grace educator; www.agelessgrace.com). These techniques consist of tools which help re-run the neural pathways of the brain as well as promote mobility and strength. Susan and I are also working on her speech and her progression is nothing short of phenomenal. Making healing fun, I throw on some great tunes by Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and the “Mamma Mia” soundtrack and we go to work working through various therapy techniques which includes making “funny faces” at each other to strengthen the muscles in the face. My greatest accomplishment comes, however, by allowing Susan to know that she is worthy, valued and loved explaining to her that our body always tell us what we need to know. Before the stroke, Susan never stopped, always trying to accomplish everything and dealing with much stress in her life until her body said “enough” and slowed it down for her by causing a stroke. It is a hard concept for us to understand, but there is always a mind/body connection and it is very important to read the signs the body is trying to get us to hear. The most exciting news here is that Eastern medicine and the holistic approach works miracles where Western medicine falls short. Using the techniques taught by Prof. Ming Qing Zhu, L.Ac., who has treated more stroke patients than any other acupuncturists in the world, Jayne Dabu is bringing hope to many people in the Hampton Roads area utilizing these principles. Dr. Zhu’s technique (www.scalpacupuncture.org) has helped people all over the world recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke. As I continue to work with Susan, I am amazed by her progress from not moving her arm to touching the top of her head and using her hand again to grasp objects such as an eating utensil, the greatest gift to me is the pure delight of observing Susan’s face light up with each accomplishment, her laughter at our silly antics designed to help her heal and her tears of joy. Susan doesn’t quite grasp the profoundness that every disadvantage in our life becomes an advantage and through her story, she will help to inspire and heal many. I am so blessed to be a part of this healing. Know that there is ALWAYS hope in any situation and to try all avenues before giving up. Sometimes Western medicine just doesn’t have what it takes to stimulate the healing process as Eastern medicine does. There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies. ~Friedrich Nietzche
About Marcella Zappia
Upcoming Host of “Cella’s Chat” on Voice America’s Health & Wellness channel
Writer, Nia Instructor, Ageless Grace Educator