Thank you MN friends for your interest in learning about Childhood Trauma. Clink below for today’s presentation https://www.dropbox.com/s/mr2h7cuolyefnqn/MN%20P%26P%20Trauma-Informed%20Approaches%20In%20Recovery.pptx%20%281%29.pptx?dl=0 Continue reading Out of the Darkness of Trauma. Intensive Supervised Release Conference State of Minnesota.
I have been thinking about my Father the last few days. I was thinking about him when I was growing up, throughout my life and remembering him at the end of his life. He was a character without-a-doubt, complete with a sassy sense of humor. He was born in Bridgeport CT, on February 26, 1929. This explained his love of New England especially freshly caught … Continue reading I will remember, Dad, promise.
Today I lectured on Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) to a group of Foster Parents at Eastbrook Church. There was one common bond among these loving brothers and sisters. Their mission is to be awesome parents to children whose life started in a struggle. God Bless these parents for their love, empathy and calling to care for these special children. Deuteronomy 6:6-9 “And these words that I … Continue reading Healing Childhood Trauma-Eastbrook Church
A Triolet…from the end to the beginning. Continue reading Where the end becomes the beginning
Originally posted on ACEs Too High:
When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor’s dock when I saw an ambulance’s flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights were a harbinger that my childhood… Continue reading Childhood trauma leads to lifelong chronic illness — so why isn’t the medical community helping patients?
Last week my friend Bob, shared this song with me. It was my first time hearing it and he gifted to me before we worshiped at a concert by MercyMe. His friendship has been a priceless part of my life and this song is yet another example of the type of guy he is at heart. Thank you Bob, for sharing this healing song. It … Continue reading
A friend sent me this poem which spoke to my heart. Thank you Elaine Bloom. Your gift is finding the most healing words that shines brightness to help us find hope. The Oak Tree by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr. A mighty wind blew night and day. It stole the Oak Tree’s leaves away. Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark until the Oak … Continue reading The Oak Tree
This is a story of a grown man who first finds memories of his past in the middle of his life, that are filled with hurts and habits that he didn’t understand. He is repulsed by the thought of parts of his life lost to something that he had no control of as a boy. Intellectually and emotionally he knows he needs to find self-forgiveness, … Continue reading Out of the darkness…A Heraldry.
making it impossible recall joy. It is hard to know which way to go. Is the past the present, how does he find the way to go. The memory is faded, not sure he wants to know, is it a place he should go? He wonders what was there or even if he cares to know. Is the past the present, which way should he … Continue reading Which is the way to go?