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Steve Pemberton praises Songs for the Forgotten-A Psychiatrist’s Record

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

Songs for the Forgotten offers a strong practical component also, providing information about trauma and healing. Dr. Burns illustrates how hope and wholeness can come from remembrance and telling. By incorporating healing prayer into her work with patients, she began to see dramatic results with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Trauma. You'll be inspired and renewed…

Telling Patients

Who Cares What the Numbers Say

This is my first entry from my new book, Who Cares What the Numbers Say? My daughter named the book on my birthday, when she wrote her best wishes to me on Facebook. "Who cares what the numbers say, I'd be hard pressed to have a smarter, cuter, more perfect Mom." While practicing psychiatry in…

Society for the Protection of Animals

FOREWORD The man who cries out against evil men but does not pray for themwill never know the grace of God.—Saint Silouan the Athonite In 1874, nine-year-old Mary Ellen Wilson was living in Hell’s Kitchen, the underbelly of New City, where she was beat- en, neglected, and frequently chained to her bed. A religious mis-…

Henry

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Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’—Matthew 5:38-28 Henry was fifteen and a half when he was seen on a Person in Need of Supervision (PINS) petition because of his academic failure,…

Faith Connections Zoom Reading

It's not how I imagined how my first book reading would go but it was more special than I could have ever hoped. Faith Connections sponsored a virtual event and I got to reach many Christian providers. Great discussion! Wally Turnbull, my publisher attended and encouraged participants to purchase the book and learn more about…

Allison

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

Go ahead and be angry.You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge.And don’t stay angry.Don’t go to bed angry.Don’t give the Devilthat kind of foothold in your life. —Ephesians 4:26-27 Cynthia, our charge nUrse, stuck her head into my office. “Dr. Burns, your evaluation is here. Remember Allison from…

Songs for the Forgotten: a psychiatrist’s record

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

Conjuring up moments of my own childhood and adolescence so you can understand the formation of a trauma healer seems fair: a reciprocation for the intimate sharing of our childhoods, both mine and my patients. However, I don’t prefer talking about myself. The privacy necessary since hearing these stories and developing PTSD is complete and…