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

What were they thinking?

What were they thinking? by Gary Reece, Ph.D. Shock, horror, fear, helplessness, disbelief, pandemonium, confusion, terror, anger, and vulnerability, all are normal responses to sudden, unpredictable, shots fired in a public place. When violence breaks out during a routine passage thru airport security, or in any public […]

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Rage

Violent/Rage By Gary Reece, Ph.d. I first saw a young man, call him George, 30 years ago in a clinic. His parents brought him to see me because they had become very frightened of his behavior. He was withdrawn, had stopped eating and apparently told them he […]

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Resilience

By Gary Reece, Ph.D. “Trouble?” echoed my sister; “trouble?” and then entered on a fearful catalogue of all the illnesses I had been guilty of, and all the acts of sleeplessness I had committed, and all the high places I had tumbled from, and all the low […]

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Adults Behaving Badly

Adults Behaving Badly By Gary W. Reece, Ph.d. The 11:00 news has become a depressing recount of all the stupid, violent, impulse ridden, out of control, episodes of adults behaving badly. In short they have given themselves to their emotions overriding all social conventions, morality, good sense, […]

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Understanding a Foster/Adoptee’s Internal Challenges Paves the Way to Parenting with Understanding

Understanding a Foster/Adoptee’s Internal Challenges Paves the Way to Parenting with Understanding By Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T. The biggest challenges a therapist faces when dealing with a newly placed child in a foster/adoptive home are helping the new parents understand from the child’s perspective, what is going […]

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Trauma and its aftermath

Welcome to My Mythic Garden Trauma and its Aftermath Trauma shocks, numbs, overwhelms, disrupts the victim’s life and totally throws his/her nervous system into a state of chaos, shatters our assumptions about life and destabilizes the integration of the self.   It reduces the immune system, creates health […]

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Welcome to My Mythic Garden

Welcome to My Mythic Garden

Welcome to My Mythic Garden Welcome to my Mythic Garden This is a place where I meditate, think, read, create and write. The concept came to me as I sat in my Bonsai Garden waiting for my portrait to be taken. The designer was asking questions about […]

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