What is Somatic Healing & Somatic Psychology? Somatic Psychology has been defined as the study of the mind/body interface, the relationship between our physical matter and our energy, and the interaction of our body structures with our thoughts and actions. The primary relationship addressed in somatic psychology is a person’s relation to and empathy with their own felt body. This may seem like a strange concept to … Continue reading Somatic Healing, Nervous System Health and Neuroplasticity: Why is it so important?
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If I had one wish (provided say by a wish-fulfilling genie), I would probably wish never to wish for anything. But to be alive means to wish for things, you may say. What sort of life would it be without any wishes in it? The life of an ascetic? Of a recluse? Of a socially withdrawn person? Few… Continue reading If You Had One Wish…
By Veronika Oz I was a beautifully wrapped gift, that you chose to put away. Given a verdict of guilty before any mistakes were ever made. Held in high regard by those whose heart you could not hold, Only to be pulled from that pedestal, when you knew they were no longer around. I was never your equal, but somehow I became your foe. The … Continue reading “How Dare You!!!”
Oh, winter wind…carry me away, far away, where the peaks of the mountains touch the sky, and the dew is “frozen in time”, so each day is encapsuled in its own snow globe, protected from the world outside. Take me down deep, under the mighty glaciers, where the playful sea lions glide so effortlessly in the waters so cool and calm. Make my spirit … Continue reading “Carry Me Away”
What is Post-Traumatic Growth? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Are we supposed to grow from a traumatic event? This concept may be foreign to many, even if they are familiar with different types of trauma and abuse, and even if they have suffered personally from the effects of trauma in living with PTSD. Many feel once you go through a traumatic … Continue reading Post Traumatic Growth-Can Trauma Help Us Grow As An Individual?
Grief is such a sensitive subject, one many have a hard time discussing, before and after the loss of a loved one. With that being said, it seems many people, although they have differing opinions regarding how to address grief properly, do not hold back in telling others how they should go about it. We all have emotions, but do not always know how to … Continue reading Is there a “Proper Way” to Grieve?- The Myths and Well Intentioned Assumptions of Many
Many people have heard of PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and tend to relate it to those who have returned from war, or have gone through very traumatic events like 9/11. Some feel that once someone has PTSD it is something they are plagued with for the rest of their lives and there is no way to cope or recover. The sad reality about PTSD … Continue reading CPTSD, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder aka “Childhood PTSD”
As I write this blog, I reflect on how much I have learned about gratitude these past few years, especially in this pivotal time in history, the year 2020. I have collected so many valuable tools for my “new toolbox”, that I will be practicing and testing true for the remainder of my days. What I did not realize from past experience was that many … Continue reading Gratitude, A Daily Staple for Long Term Health
It’s a funny thing, our whole lives we are trained to stare straight ahead as we walk forward, focus on our goals undistracted, and to never be afraid of what the future holds. Despite all this advice we have the stubborn habit of always turning ourselves around and facing the other direction. Constantly wanting to relive old regrets, reminiscing about the “good old days”, thinking … Continue reading Facing Forward
All the steps I have taken since I first learned to walk, how many they are I do not know,……but you know “each one”. All the walks I have taken in “wondrous places”, in awe at the simple beauty of creation, appreciative beyond words. Stunned to silence, yet you heard my “heart’s songs” overflowing in praise to you. All the lessons of wisdom I was … Continue reading “Walk with Me”