Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Women, PTSD and Alternative Healing

An associate is writing a piece on the connection and impacts of PTSD on the recovery of brain injury victims. She asked those of us who’ve dealt with it for comments. As I wrote my response, I realized that this information could be important to others in many ways.

I don't have a brain injury, but I've been dealing with PTSD for about 7 years now as a result of several years of emotional and mental abuse in a marriage. It was compounded when he and my youngest, and last surviving sister both passed within 6 months of each other. Shortly after, I lost my career, and soon ran out of money, all of this happened within a year (2005-2006).

When my symptoms first appeared in late 2004, I began to realize I hadn't healed from other loses either. My son was murdered in 1988, and my second oldest sister was murdered in 1990, both victims of violence. My mom and my oldest sister passed between 1995 and 1987, respectively.

I tried traditional treatments but they didn't help much. So I turned to alternative healing. I became a Reiki Master and Tapping practitioner and used these energy healing modalities to heal myself and understand how and why it happened to me.

I used to think PTSD was a result of war trauma. Now I know that's not always the case. During my research I found statistics saying approx 30% of women suffer from mild to severe PTSD as a result of loss and abuse.

Mine was pretty bad for a long time. I'm still healing, but I'm much better now. Far too often traditional treatments like therapy and medications don't address the energetic and spiritual injuries at the root of PTSD.

We know physical abuse is bad because it leaves scars. However, emotional and mental abuse leave no visible scars because they happen at the soul level. We also don’t realize that along with emotional and mental abuse, there’s usually a sexual abuse component. That can be mild to severe in its own right.

Unless you’ve experienced it yourself, you don’t realize how incredibly damaging any kind of abuse can be. But, once the deep soul-level issues are healed, the trauma heals too.

Unfortunately, our society doesn't recognize the real impact of abuse unless it's physical, so the injuries go unnoticed and sufferers are expected and told to 'just get over it and move on'. But, it’s not that simple.

This ‘advice’, though well-intended only makes things worse because it makes the person feel there’s something ‘wrong or broken’ in them because they can’t just get over it and move on. Now their already damaged self-esteem bottoms.

Feelings of helplessness, unworthiness and rejection set in and become impacted in the psyche. The trauma deepens and they sink into despair. This is when substance abuse and thoughts of suicide begin. I know…I’ve been there.

Medications often make things worse because it becomes the lifeline for the sufferer. They can't function without it. Medications are like band-aids on bullet wounds. Healing the real trauma that resides in the 'energy and spiritual body' is the real key to recovery.

For more information and coaching for healing, please send an email to: talkwithlyn@gmail.com

Some articles on Tapping (EFT) Energy Healing and PTSD:

Friday, August 10, 2012

The 10 Commandments of Facebook Fan Pages

Do you have a Facebook Fan Page? If you do, are you aware that there are some 'specific rules' you must follow, otherwise you run the risk of the Facebook Police shutting down your fan page...without warning!

It happens all the time, and you'll never get any advance warning. One day you'll just go to your page and it won't be there. 

What if your clients go looking for your page and it's not there? They'll probably assume you closed it down and are no longer in business, while this could be far from the truth.

If you don't have a big following, or are just starting out, this may not be a big deal. You just start over. But...if you have a large following and your business depends on your fan page to thrive...it could be catastrophic!

So, take a look at the list below and see if you're in compliance. If you aren't, take steps to make the necessary changes before you get 'busted'...

Here’s what you need to know…

The Ten Commandments of Facebook Fan Pages

  1. Thou shall not have pricing information in your cover
  1. Thou shall not have purchase information in your
      cover photo.
  1. Thou shall not have discount or coupon information in
      your cover photo.
  1. Thou shall not have any ‘call to action’ (i.e. Get It
      Now’, Tell Your Friends, Join Our Club, etc)
      information in your cover photo.
  1. Thou shall not have any contact information in your
      cover photo.
  1. Thou shall not put any references to Facebook
      features i.e. ‘Like My Page’ or ‘Share’ in your cover
  1. Thou shall not have any false representations in your
      cover photo.
  1. Thou shall not have any deceptive or misleading
      information in your cover photo.
  1. Thou shall not use any copyrighted photos or
      graphics in your cover photo unless you hold the
  1. Thou shall not infringe on any third parties’ intellectual
      property in your photo.

Violate any of these rules (among others) and you run the
risk of Facebook shutting your Fan Page down without

If you don’t have a page, or you have a casual following, that
may not be a big deal to you.

But, if your Fan Page is business critical, you could lose
$1000s…maybe even the business itself.

I know what the rules are, and I can help you prevent a

On the other hand, if you don’t have a Fan Page…you
should create one, or have us create it for you.

No matter how big or how small your business or cause is,
you should have a Facebook Fan Page, create and use your
vanity name, and invite people to ‘Like’ your page.

It helps establish your credibility and presence on the web,
especially if you don’t have a website!

Need some help sorting things out, let me know.

If don’t have a fan page but would like to have
one, send me a message. I can set it up for you.

Your Social Media Consultant