A client asked me the other day “How do I really let go of all this shit?” My response was to ask her some questions requiring further self analysis. Really though I was stumped by the inquiry. I don’t have a quick easy DBT trick for this like I do in a lot of situations.Continue reading “Letting Go of Childhood Trauma”
Originally posted February 5, 2019 on http://www.jamieschmidtlpc.com/blogI started doing some website maintenance today & realized I wrote this exactly a year ago. Whoo life sure is cyclical! February is upon us. With Valentine’s Day just a little more than a week a way, I thought I would do a short series of posts about loveContinue reading “When Love Doesn’t Fit the Facts: Part I”
I had a full-blown PTSD Freeze moment yesterday. I’ll be honest, it caught me off guard. For the past month, I have not experienced any of the physical effects of my C-PTSD. A change I contribute that to reaching the apex of my trauma work mid-December. Physically I’ve felt the difference. I am no longer fighting night terrors orContinue reading “PTSD 101: Fight, Flight & Freeze – Surviving a Freeze”
My first semester at Texas A&M I regularly crossed paths with this beautiful red-headed woman with dreadlocks. From the moment I saw her, my spirit was excited by her. This lovely hippie soul STOOD OUT in the conservative, deep-south of the early 2000’s. In my mind, she is embodiment of health and self-confidence. For many years she has actedContinue reading “Healing thru Hair?!? How my Dreads are Part of my Trauma Journey”
As scary as the journey can be. The path out of that hell is to choose to face the darkness. For those who are engaging in your own trauma work as part of their 2020 intentions, I’d like to share a few guideposts from my own journey.
It is January 1, 2020. Lets just say 2019 is a year I am grateful to be leaving in the past. Very few aspects of my life bear any resemblance to the life I naïvely believed I had built just twelve months ago. It was an ugly and painful year that came with a side of destruction. AsContinue reading “Adios 2019 – I’m Happy to See You Go”