• Stoning Demons is an informed patient's perspective on complex post-traumatic stress disorder, developmental trauma and marijuana-supported therapy from the perspective of a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

Review of Book 1: Childhood Trauma is a Primer for Complex PTSD

Review by: anonymous on June 22, 2014 : 5 stars This book offers an overview of the impact of childhood trauma and the long term fall out of that. It’s got a strong grounding in the authors own trauma, which makes it super relatable to, ie, it’s not written by a theory “expert” but is … Continue reading


Kiddo, the inner child knows all about Complex PTSD

I’m having fun with the new comic concept. 


Kiddo, the inner child knows sadness  


Kiddo – the inner child

I’m playing around with a comic strip where the main character is the inner child giving her perspective on Complex PTSD.  It’s a little simple at the moment, but maybe it’s something I’ll keep doing.   It feels a bit creative and fun anyway, so that’s a plus.  I’ll probably throw some of the strips … Continue reading


Book 2: Symptoms and Progression of Complex PTSD Available Now on Smashwords

Book 2 of the Stoning Demons Series, Symptoms and Progress of Complex PTSD is available now on Smashwords.  You can download your copy today in epub.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Kindle or reader, you can download Adobe Digital Editions free. Complex PTSD takes a progressive pathology, with symptoms worsening over successive … Continue reading


Thought for the day….

It is impossible to be worried about anything when you are coloring with crayons. A few months ago, my son gave me a coloring book for grown-ups.  He wasn’t sure if I would like it, but he thought it was neat, so he gave it to me.  I loved it immediately.  Tons of pages in a … Continue reading

Free Webinar: Flashbacks & the Fight/Flight Response

From Michele Rosenthal on Heal My PTSD: “Flashbacks and the fight/flight/freeze response are two of the most difficult PTSD symptoms to cope with — that’s why we’re devoting an entire FREE 60+ minutes to talking about how and why they happen, plus what you can do about them.   On Thursday, June 19th (that’s next week!), Michele will be hosting The … Continue reading

Marijuana Withdrawal Syndrome

This is a good blog article by Dirk Hanson about the symptoms of marijuana withdrawal syndrome. Anyone who uses marijuana-supported therapy should educate themselves on the effects of stopping the treatment.  It helps to be prepared because some of the symptoms can bring on physical symptoms similar to CPTSD issues, making it more difficult to … Continue reading

Nearly 1 in 8 American children are maltreated before age 18

By the time they reach age 18, about 12% of American children experience a confirmed case of maltreatment in the form of neglect, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, according to a new study by researchers at Yale University. Read more at

America’s mental health crisis: a Guardian expose

America’s mental health system is in crisis.   The Guardian has put together a series of articles exposing some of the issues behind treatment of mental illness in the US. Read more:   What experience have you had with mental health care and support?  What would you like to see done to help patients and … Continue reading


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