Trauma Treatment, Cicadas and the Emerging Buzz of Hope

Trauma Treatment, Cicadas and the Emerging Buzz of Hope

Trauma Treatment, Cicadas and the Emerging Buzz of Hope                                 by Lily Tecklher *TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains an account of child assault. Please practice self-care when reading and step away if you become triggered.        In 1987,...
Relentless Flashbacks

Relentless Flashbacks

Trauma recovery is a painful struggle to find your sanity, your voice, and happiness. My experience with dissociation, amnesia, flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, and emotional numbing makes it hard to stay fully present. At any...
The Thumb-Sucker

The Thumb-Sucker

The Thumb-Sucker Fight or flight: the instinctive physiological response to a threatening situation, which readies one either to resist forcibly or to run away. **Please be kind to yourself as you read** I thought I was safe. At four years old, I believed if I...
Blackbird

Blackbird

Blackbird Fight or flight: the instinctive physiological response to a threatening situation, which readies one either to resist forcibly or to run away. I covered my ears at the deafening sound of the shotgun blast. My father discharged another volley into the...