Transformation and Healing After Trauma, Loss and Grief

My Mythic Garden

A blog by author and trauma expert Gary W. Reece, Ph.D.

Fractured By Gary Reece, Ph.D. I have found myself stuck for the past few weeks. It seemed I had run out of ideas for my blog. (My first experience of writer’s block) I didn’t know if it was because I was depressed and had lost my enthusiasm […]

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Policing the Police By Gary Reece, Ph.D. Living in the media age has its advantages and disadvantages. It frames our outlook on life and fills our brains with images and stories which 10 years ago we would not be seeing. This is a good-bad thing. It makes […]

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The Invisibles By Gary Reece, Ph.D. Imagine walking out the front door of your home and not going back. Look at all you’d be leaving behind; the comfort and convenience of your bathroom, the coziness and bounty of your kitchen, the privacy of your own bedroom, the […]

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Outcasts By Gary Reece Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. Pascal In the introduction to a book by Michel Foucault entitled “Madness and Civilization” there is a very nice synopsis of the area I want to […]

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Fractured Families Breaches, Fissures and Canyons By Gary Reece, Ph.d I took a trip recently with my family to Mammoth Lakes, California. We had been there before and always enjoyed its scenic beauty and serenity. It is a place of wonder: full of all kinds of geological […]

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The Story Teller By Gary Reece, Ph.D. During my first encounter with a client I often begin the session by saying, “Tell me your Story.” I do this because I believe that once I know their story, it will help me make sense of what is troubling […]

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Trauma Legacy: Long Range Effects By Gary Reece, Ph.D. One of the dubious benefits of aging, is that one begins to get historical perspective, a sense of the arc of history; not only one’s own, but of one’s profession and that of those with whom I have […]

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Monsters Under the Bed: The use of enchantment, fantasy, fairy tales in healing trauma By Gary Reece, Ph.D The results of trauma are often a very volatile mix of emotions: shame, anger, fear, guilt, and emotional numbing. The impact of overwhelming events is just too powerful to […]

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There’s no place like home By Gary Reece, Ph.D. As I drive around the city of Los Angeles, I am always saddened by the sight of a person, sometimes a family standing alongside the freeway onramp with a cardboard sign: homeless, need help, God bless you. I […]

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Breaking News!!!! American News Discovers Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in the glamorous world of the NFL. By Gary Reece, Ph.D. For the past month there has been a feeding frenzy about domestic violence and child abuse committed by National Football League players. Every major news outlet, […]

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