Potions & Prayers
WHY ENERGY MEDICINE + APOTHECARY
According to the National Child Traumatic Stress network, a person will begin using drugs and alcohol after experiencing a trauma up to 76% of the time. Furthermore, up to 59% of young people with PTSD subsequently develop substance abuse problems; and an even stronger among young girls (Lamya Khoury, 2010).
As a child of an alcoholic, I was riddled with symptoms of post-traumatic stress as witness to my father’s emotional and physical abuse towards my three older siblings. Regardless of my emotional and spiritual growth, unpleasant childhood flashbacks, anger, and resentment towards my father existed. As a result, I continued to relive my childhood by choosing co-dependent, delusional, addictive relationships detrimental to the quality of my life.
It wasn’t until I wrote my memoir, “What You Feel is Real,” when I became aware of emotional-etheric toxins releasing from my body. Upon completion of this memoir, the deep pain in my heart subsided and I no longer suffered from bouts of depression. From this point on, I was aware there had to be more advanced methods for healing and wellness beyond traditional talk therapy, 12-step meetings or taking antidepressants. Therefore, it is for this very reason, I have taken my work into the field of Energy Medicine for the relief of post-traumatic stress for early intervention in young people vulnerable to co-occurring addiction and illness.
With Eternal Gratitude & Joy,
Kathleen Riley McCarthy
Integrative Holistic Health Certified