STANDING UNAFRAID: HEALING TRAUMA WITH EDMR THERAPY, $4, 4¼” x 5½”, copied, 62 pgs.

I’ve always been a fan of Robert Wildwood’s (AKA Robnoxious) writing. There’s always an honesty and optimism to it. You’ll find the same tone here with his zine about his experiences with EDMR therapy. EDMR is a kind of therapy where you’re guided into your past by a therapist who instructs you to make peace with it, restructuring stories in a way that allows the abused child of your past to rest. As a child, Rob was a survivor of brutal bullying. His serious PTSD made living really difficult. He describes an incident where he was triggered by losing his glasses and it made him just freak out. In total fight or flight mode, he fought people, hit himself over the head with a brick, and jumped out a window when it was closed. It was this level of anxiety that made him seek help in EDMR therapy and it really helped. It’s a great zine if you aren’t looking for mental help, but if you are, it might point you in the right direction. –Craven Rock (Microcosm Publishing, 2752 N Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97227, microcosmpublishing.com)