Risa Ruse’s poetry readings offers cathartic healing value…and spiritual connectedness…


“Poetry Dissects PTSD by Healing Emotions– Not Reliving the Trauma”

During the months since publishing my book in late 2011, I have been learning much about human connectedness and spirituality as a healthy path of healing moral injury and addressing the symptoms of PTSD.  The poetry of Risa Ruth and healing approach adds to my recent exposure to the healing value of music, yoga, writing, & cathartic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharsis readings in general.  This is not to take away from the value of psychotherapy and the use of medications as recommended by mental health professionals.  The journey of healing from traumatic events in life appears to be complex; involving a mix of psychotherapy, human connectedness, and spiritual approaches, all of which could be used together appropriately with professional guidance.  The key factors of success for those suffering from the symptoms of PTSD is awareness and education.  Reaching out and getting help is the first step in finding the right path and your individual journey of healing the soul. 

Steve Sparks
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

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