The Art and Music of PTSD Recovery

Guest post by Ken Jones, PhD A torn mind, a shattered soul, a broken heart are the remnants of a warrior with combat post traumatic stress.  Combat survivors have no words to express the anguish that is the result of what they saw, and heard, and smelled, and tasted;...
Phases of Healing PTSD, Part 4:The Achievement

Phases of Healing PTSD, Part 4:The Achievement

So this is it, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Today’s the day we consider that PTSD can be – like the event that began it in the first place – a thing of the past. This week began with my feeling gratitude for how far I’ve come in my PTSD healing. And then I...
Phases of Healing PTSD, Part 3: Making Progress

Phases of Healing PTSD, Part 3: Making Progress

Healing takes a while. And so does this topic! Here’s one of two final installments on the parallel between learning a new skill (in my case, dance) and healing PTSD:Phase #5 – Making Progress – Salsa and Argentine tango became my passion and I set goals for...
Phases of PTSD Healing, Part 2: Stumbling & Moving Forward

Phases of PTSD Healing, Part 2: Stumbling & Moving Forward

Picking up from yesterday’s post about the phases of healing: Phase #4: Stumbling & Moving Forward – I went to a group salsa class for a few lessons and did well, so when John (whom I met in my very first group Argentine tango class) asked me to go salsa dancing,...