Those of us who are in the recovery community often hear about “the hole”. It is the term used to describe a feeling associated with an unfulfilled need, or an uncomfortable emptiness that some people experience that they are driven to try and fill. The discomfort associated with this feeling is ever present and the first thing we come across that offers a feeling of relief we are very likely to come back to. If the relief is intense, the drive to come back is strong. A curious aspect of this sequence […]
Since I’ve been studying the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment technique called Somatic Experiencing I’ve learned to listen really intently to people’s symptoms. It is not uncommon for people to come complaining of, for example, heart burn. That term carries a lot of weight – some of it earned and some of what we might call baggage.
The weight comes from the association of the sensation that stomach acid produces when it refluxes back up and out of the stomach and into the esophagus. This sensation often is burning in quality and appears […]