Monthly Archives: July 2015

Getting Out of the Rabbit Hole of Fear

“I am WAY more than my trauma history.”
These words spoken in Healing the Pelvic Floor, are music to my ears. As we finish up this powerful week together, I am in awe of the inner healing work that has been done by these incredible women – laughing, crying, holding, healing.

I feel as though my staff and I have stood beside the “rabbit hole of fear” and called to …

 

Healing Trauma by Expanding Your Perceptual Lens

One of the pivotal skills needed to grow in life, to create what you want in your world, and make a difference for yourself and others is the capacity to dream and expand your vision.

One of the primary effects of trauma in the human nervous system body is to skew our internal perceptual lens on our world, primarily towards danger possibilities – all sticks in our path become snakes …

 

In An Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine

This book is a game changer in the field of trauma treatment. Like Bessel van de Kolk’s book that I also blogged about recently, Peter Levine’s latest work, In An Unspoken Voice is marvelous. His work has touched and influenced mine on so many levels.

In the opening paragraphs of his book he writes about the power of a safe presence in times of trauma. He has been hit by …

 

Ruth Buczynski and Bessel van de Kolk

Today my compliments go to Ruth Buczynski, President of The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (www.nicabm.com) on a recent report she sent me.

Out of an interview with Bessel van de Kolk she has synthesized a report entitled Four Concrete Steps For Working With Trauma. It takes the core of what he talks about in his seminal book, The Body Keeps the Score

 

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van de Kolk

As a CST therapist who has taught about and worked with trauma resolution for over two decades I am a big fan of Bessel van de Kolk. So I was thrilled to read his recent book, The Body Keeps the Score. It is intriguing to read about the history of trauma treatment and then what is currently being done that is most valuable and successful.

I loved this quote, …

 

Crossing Thresholds of Awareness

A colleague and I were talking last week about a visit that she made to see her sister, who has regularly made it a point to talk down to my colleague and lecture her on various topics.

Alternately, her sister defends herself and her actions before anyone can make a remark about them. It has always been a challenge to spend time with her but my colleague loves her sister,