Mushrooms, ayahuasca, marijuana, ibogaine, san pedro, cacao, and other psychedelics are now gaining enormous popularity all over the world as agents of healing.
What Is Post-Traumatic Growth?
Have you ever gone through something incredibly difficult, and noticed that, on the other side, you were a different person, stronger in certain ways, more sure of yourself, more
Trauma and the Unlived Life – Grieving What We’ve Lost
My tween years were filled with adventures, made invaluable by my close-knit and friendly circle. I remember spending a whole summer at an outdoor camp near Bull Harbor, a small
The Child within Remembers: An Inner Child Healing Poem
After a recent session focusing on inner child healing, a client of mine wrote this beautiful poem. I received permission from her to share it, because I think it so powerfully captures
Hypervigilance vs Healthy Vigilance: The Trauma of Marginalization
You’re a woman in her early thirties, dressed nicely, and on the bus coming home from work. It’s about 7pm, and dusk is arriving. You take your usual seat on the bus and
Developmental Trauma vs PTSD: Getting a Sense
When I was born, I was given up for adoption. It would take me nearly thirty years to understand how much this has affected me. Speaking as a fellow
Addiction + the Faux Window of Tolerance
In a recent conversation, my mom asked me why some people become addicted to drugs while others do not. I love when conversations go in a challenging direction.
Why to do (somatic) psychotherapy…
First, many of our lives do not have designated sectors for self-exploration, let alone professionally assisted exploration. Between working, raising kids
What’s this “Client-Centered” all about?
In the early 1950’s, Carl Rogers—a prominent American psychologist—coined the term “client-centered.” It was actually a renaming of his original brand