Poem: On Becoming a Rose: The Journey to Self-Love

ON BECOMING A ROSE: THE JOURNEY TO SELF-LOVE  Inspired by Anaïs Nin.  “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Breaking through to self-love is the most difficult journey for paralyzed and anxious rose bud people, whose roots are deeply […]

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Building Your Dream Home – The Importance of Self-Love

Building Your Dream Home – The Importance of Self-Love By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anaïs Nin in a metaphorically dilapidated and dangerous home that fools us into believing it […]

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Invisible Trauma and Paleotherapy. 11 Tips to Heal

Paleotherapy and Invisible Trauma.  11 Tips to Heal By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT When treating trauma victims (and trauma survivors), I conceptualize trauma as a metaphorical invisible wound that is shamefully hidden from others.  Many trauma victims hold onto the irrational belief that, by telling someone their story, they would be taking an […]

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Introduction: The Codependency Cure: Reversing the Human Magnet Syndrome (Submitted with Book Proposal)

INTRODUCTION TO ROSS ROSENBERG’S THE “HUMAN MAGNET SYNDROME” (HMS) One would think that after the sweat and toil of writing my first book, the second one would flow freely and easily.  After all, I have been ruminating about it since 1988 – the beginning of my psychotherapy career.  Actually, to be completely honest, I began […]

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The Will to Survive: Poem and Photo by Ross Rosenberg

The Will to Survive The old oak tree stands tall but crooked. It’s cracked, coarse, creviced surface. reflects the assault of the seasons The rain, heat and snow of seasons yonder grate at its surface with diamond sharp teeth. Digging in Leaving permanent marks. In defiance the tree stretches, Grows and moves skyward. Its roots […]

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Smiling Skeletons. A Poem About Healing and Transformation by Ross Rosenberg

Smiling Skeletons (A Poem about Healing and Transformation) By Ross Rosenberg Walking down the usual paths in my life, without a thought, without a plan, I unexpectedly found myself mysteriously drawn toward the direction of my childhood home. This repository of childhood dreams, was barely recognizable and frighteningly familiar. Although ladened with bittersweet memories I […]

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When Today is Yesterday – PTSD

When Today is Yesterday (PTSD) Time moves forward predictably and with precision. Tomorrow can’t be stopped But in the blink of an eye today becomes yesterday Memories once encased in leaden vaults — Formerly sunk to the bottom of a murky abyss. Springing forward into action Releasing the electric charge of the long forgotten moment. […]

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