Author Archives: Shay Seaborne, CPTSD

About Shay Seaborne, CPTSD

Former tall ship sailor turned trauma awareness activist-artist Shay Seaborne, CPTSD has studied the neurobiology of fear / trauma /PTSD since 2015. She writes, speaks, teaches, and makes art to convey her experiences as well as her understanding of the neurobiology of fear, trauma theory, and principles of trauma recovery. A native of Northern Virginia, Shay settled in Delaware to sail KALMAR NYCKEL, the state’s tall ship. She wishes everyone could recognize PTSD is not a mental health problem, but a neurophysiological condition rooted in dysregulation, our mainstream culture is neuro-negative, and we need to understand we can heal ourselves and each other through awareness, understanding, and safe connection.

Unveiling the Dark Side of Healthcare: Navigating the Corrupt System and Seeking Justice

Abusers are attracted to medicine and psychology because the culture gives them easy access to multiple victims and protects them from accountability. The “behavioral health” system benefits much by keeping us coming back for more crappy therapy and ineffective medications … Continue reading

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Medical Records Correction: a sick joke?

The medical records correction process is heavily in favor of inaccurate records. I went through a convoluted and time-consuming ER records correction process that involved the Department of Health and Human Services. Though the record was highly erroneous, the hospital … Continue reading

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Harness the Power of Connection and Community

Harness the Power of Connection and Community. As human beings, connection and a sense of belonging are essential for living and thriving. Sadly it’s not always easy to get these needs met – or not optimally. Enjoy this short video … Continue reading

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“The Intersection of Public Safety and Mental Health,” a Public Safety Meeting Presentation

Last night, for the first time in many years, I spoke in public. This was at a local public safety meeting coordinated by my State Representative, Larry Lambert, a fine human being. Also present were representatives of our local first … Continue reading

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America’s standard treatment for childhood trauma: more abuse and neglect

If you had “good enough” parents you were blessed with a fairly regulated nervous system, integrated brain, and secure attachment style. These contribute greatly to a sense of well-being from which health arises and a good life can unfold. If  … Continue reading

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SGB for PTSD

Between September 2020 and March 2023 I had 12 Stellate Ganglion Blocks (SGBs) as a treatment for my Complex PTSD caused by severe Developmental Trauma. Two SGBs were with Pulsed Radio Frequency Ablation (pRFA). This minimally-invasive and largely safe procedure … Continue reading

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