How & Why Somatic Experiencing Works

How & Why Somatic Experiencing Works

Last week I received a call from a potential client, typical of the ones I receive from those seeking help after spending years in and out of talk therapy yet still finding themselves anxious, depressed, or dealing with maladaptive behaviors such as...

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3 Ways to Find Real and Everlasting Love

3 Ways to Find Real and Everlasting Love

We’ve all heard the saying that “you can’t love another if you don’t love yourself.” While this sounds logical, few of us have any idea of how or why we fell out of love with ourselves in the first place. The complexities of our families and unavoidable traumas big...

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What Is a Healing Lifestyle?

What Is a Healing Lifestyle?

“Tell me what to do and I’ll do it.”  Have you ever said those words to a therapist, doctor, or anyone from whom you were seeking help? Maybe you receive a suggestion to start a yoga practice and dutifully show up to class four times a week. The problem is, you don’t...

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Your Healing: Recommended Reading

Your Healing: Recommended Reading

Eager to know more about trauma and building resilience? Here are the books I recommend to anyone embarking on their healing journey. They offer clear explanations of how the mind and body process trauma, as well as practical tools for moving forward.In the meantime,...

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How Somatic Experiencing Heals Addiction

How Somatic Experiencing Heals Addiction

The first time I met Diane, her body and mind moved so fast that she was barely able to sit still for a second. It was as if she were hovering six feet above her body. She would begin a new thought before completing the last two. The image that came to mind was...

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Why I Don’t Care About Your Past

Why I Don’t Care About Your Past

When I first met Candy, she could barely tolerate sitting in the same room as me. I entered her family’s living room for our first session, and she immediately turned her head to avoid my gaze. Her shoulders shook underneath her sweater. When I asked if she was...

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What To Do When Talk Therapy Is Not Working?

What To Do When Talk Therapy Is Not Working?

Do any of these sound like you? You’ve tried talk therapy - maybe for several years. You understand the issues getting in the way of living a full life, but still can’t seem to fix them. You struggle with some form of addictive or compulsive behavior - like an eating...

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What is Trauma?

What is Trauma?

When people ask me what I do professionally, I often say I help people resolve trauma. Most respond by telling me about a traumatizing event that they or a loved one experienced, such as a car accident, death of a loved one or emotional and physical abuse. This makes...

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How to Heal From Your Past and Create the Life You Desire

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