EMDR and Somatic Experiencing

EMDR and Somatic Experiencing January 13th, 2021 Healing trauma starts within the body. EMDR and Somatic Experiencing are modalities proven to help process difficult memories, emotions, and trauma patterns. Because of this, mental health professionals have more resources than ever before to help address a multitude of trauma responses that clients may have. With so […]

Polyvagal Theory… and why it’s so amazing!

Why Polyvagal Theory Is as Amazing as It Seems September 9th, 2021 Why Polyvagal Theory? What’s so amazing about it? How does it help my EMDR practice? Here’s the simplest way I can answer this. PVT offers insights into the functioning of the autonomic nervous system and helps to describe why we feel, think and […]

I Came Out As Non-Binary and Here is Why

I Came Out As Non-Binary and Here is Why June 10th, 2021 I grew up in a world centered around a binary in one form or another, like most of us. You are either a boy or girl. You either dress feminine or masculine – most likely coinciding with the gender identity you were given […]

What Is EMDR and Why Should I Get EMDR Trained?

What Is EMDR and Why Should I Get EMDR Trained? August 12th, 2021 EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. It’s a long name so we just refer to it as EMDR. EMDR is evidence-based for PTSD, however has been shown to be effective for a number of other common clinical presentations. These include […]

5 Reasons Why You Need to Do EMDR Training

5 Reasons Why You Need to Do EMDR Training May 21st, 2021 EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, was discovered by psychologist Francine Shapiro in the 1980s. This evidence-based therapeutic orientation focuses on the storage of memory as it may contribute to wellness or dis-ease. EMDR facilitates the reprocessing of memories that are “stuck […]

Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect April 27th, 2021 The image of this day will forever be burned into my brain. I walked into my daughter’s preschool office prepared for what I thought would be a typical parent-teacher meeting. My daughter had been in preschool for only a few months. What could they really discuss with you when they […]

Observing The Observer

Observing The Observer April 8th, 2021 Developing an observer self is a helpful vehicle for mindfulness and healing. Observing the experience and all of its thoughts, feelings and sensations, allows one to shift perspective and awareness. To notice and observe also requires connection to the prefrontal cortex and the Ventral Vagal Circuit. Learning to observe […]

You Don’t Need to Be a Yogi to Learn This

You Don’t Need to Be a Yogi to Learn This March 16th, 2021 In yoga, we often call upon something called a dristi, which translates to “focused gaze”. This may be a point on the wall, a spot on the carpet, or even a point within the body such as the belly button or the […]

A Mindfulness Practice for Self-Compassion

A Mindfulness Practice for Self-Compassion Self compassion. Something that seems so simple, yet so complex.  Simple, in that we know it’s an antidote to suffering. Complex in that learning how to practice self-compassion can be challenging, confusing, and even triggering if it rubs up against some of our core wounded beliefs. I recently developed this […]