Gift From Within – PTSD Resources for Survivors and Caregivers

Dear Reader:

We hope you take comfort in reading Dr. Frank Ochberg’s “Survivor Psalm” and “Memory Shouldn’t Be.” Dr. Ochberg is the Founder of Gift From Within. Thousands of trauma survivors have found his words comforting and supportive. We hope you do as well. Regards, Joyce

© Frank Ochberg, MD & Gift From Within

Listen to Frank read the “Survivor Psalm”

Listen to Frank Ochberg read “Memory Shouldn’t Be…”

Note: after clicking on the link, you will need to wait for a few minutes while part of the poem is “buffered” (sent) to your machine. Another option is to ‘right click’ on link, and save it to your computer…this may take a little longer

Regarding different audio formats (.mp3 vs. .wav):

1. MP3 is a new format that is much smaller than the .wav format. It will download much quicker, but you need to have an MP3 player. If you are interested in obtaining one, I recommend downloading the free player at: Another option is

2. The .wav file is larger, but should play on any computer that has sound enabled (make sure your speakers are on!)