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Our need for connection

Human beings are one of the most social creatures on this planet. As creatures go we are not the strongest, nor the fastest, animal out there. We do however have a highly developed brain and form communities through our connection to one another. This has allowed us...

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Research on Somatic Experiencing

Here is a link to some outside research on Somatic Experiencing. Since it is a fairly “new” therapy there aren’t as many studies out there vs some of the other therapies used, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for example....

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Patrick Stewart on Domestic Violence

I’m a huge Star Trek fan. This video makes me respect Sir Patrick Stewart even more as he speaks about the need to address the issue of domestic violence and the link to PTSD. It falls on both genders to say no more to domestic violence. PTSD can often be at the root...

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Gratitude

Here’s a great video from Ted.com on gratitude and the benefits of it. If you’re in a bad mood today, give this a watch and it should improve. There’s some very brief nudity for a moment near the beginning of this video. But it is a 10 minute vacation that should...

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Haters and Inspiration

This is one of my favorite videos about haters and inspiration from the Joe Rogan podcast. In summary, surrender to what is the beautiful for you. It might be scary to do but it is so worth it! (Warning there is some not safe for work language in...

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Depression, or awakening?

Sometimes when we are encountering a quote unquote “mental illness” it can actually be a symptom of a major breakthrough getting ready to happen. Depression can in fact be a symptom that what you are doing and where you are at is no longer right for you. I have...

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Yeah it was bad, but was it trauma?

I often have clients talk about events in their lives that were bad, but when I ask them about their trauma they often say, “oh that’s just the way it was.” Sometimes the story I’m told is quite horrific. Telling the story seems to make it a little too real for many....

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The Germanwings Crash

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Germanwings copilot who crashed the airplane killing everyone onboard. As someone who used to fly and now is a therapist I feel as if I’m almost required to post about this tragedy. Although Captain Sully Sullenberger III already has...

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