Somatic Healing, Nervous System Health and Neuroplasticity: Why is it so important?

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?

Post Traumatic Growth-Can Trauma Help Us Grow As An Individual?

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?

Is there a “Proper Way” to Grieve?- The Myths and Well Intentioned Assumptions of Many

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

CPTSD, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder aka “Childhood PTSD”

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”

Gratitude, A Daily Staple for Long Term Health

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

Facing Forward

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