As the Author of the #1 Amazon National-International Best Seller War Memoir “Battling the Storm Within” about living 20 years undiagnosed with PTSD, MST and the GWI. My mission is to empower others to address their own personal traumas, be healed, restored and live again. I believe in telling the truth, living the truth and being the truth. I will share the truth for it sets you free. I have battled my storm that was within me and won, so can you! Peace and blessings Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon
Battling the Storm Within
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
How trauma lodges in the body and how to release it
NOTE: This is part of a fascinating interview with Bessel van der Kolk, a renowned psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Basically van der Kolk (who has worked extensively with Veterans and PTSD) says that trauma gets stuck in our bodies--our muscles (from the clenching when the event happens) and areas of the brain that talk therapy simply can't reach