This blog explores the brainbody and how somatic messages hold deep psychic wisdom. We will dive beyond the microcosm of the self into the socially challenged times in which we live. There may be science and research, there may be pure conjecture and emotive remarks.

I’m using the privilege of this blog to share my book, Chasing Shade: Living with Developmental Trauma Disorder. From Surviving to Thriving.

I’ve chosen to publish it here in an effort to share this information with those who may have Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD), Relational Trauma, Complex Trauma or Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Most of what I have found over the course of several years worth of literature reviews is observations from professionals and researchers, but little empirical evidence or personal narrative. In small bits, I did find short episodic stories or methods used, and promotion of counselors or people who helped these people along the way.

My book follows my life span of 53 years, and the possible connections to Intergenerational Trauma. And while I do include the method I have used for the last 7 years, it is the combination of developmental movement practices and artistic expression, I have yet to find major research that supports the combined use of these two distinct fields of practice – that of Dance / Movement Therapy and Art Therapy.

I hope you will find my blog useful for yourself or someone close to you as a means of understanding a condition unrecognized by the DSM-5. It may provide insight for your own experience with what may be DTD.