Category: Emotional Regulation

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“Love In The Time Of Corona” is written to orient people to the wisdom of nature, so that we can adapt to a World that is rapidly changing. It’s important to remember in these uncertain times of social distancing, COVID-19, and anxiety, that we are Nature too. If we can reconnect to our evolutionary memory… Continue Reading »

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As we begin to experience the reality of COVID-19 stay-at-home/shelter-in-place orders, it is not uncommon to experience high levels of restlessness and even panic. Therefore, it is important to understand the polyvagal nervous system, so that we can depathologize and reset these states. Developing an understanding of this phenomenon is what Deb Dana calls “befriending… Continue Reading »

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As we begin our foray into the Great Unknown, our minds and bodies are upregulated & speeding up to orient to threat and adapt accordingly. We are all now operating in our own unique hybrid of our evolutionary inheritance and biographical/biological adaptations to deal with rapid change and perceived threat. Although this is only natural,… Continue Reading »

Healthy Holiday Help

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As the Holiday Season approaches, please remember that many people with Complex Trauma (Trauma incurred in the Attachment Field as opposed to an acute stress event) have had their hand forced to cut off or greatly limit their relational ties for the sake of their biological and psychological health. No one comes to such and… Continue Reading »

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When couples are working through their childhood trauma through the dynamic of their relationship, it is important to remember the stress reaction cycle and conscious communication guidelines. Although, life feels like a stimulus leads to a response, there are emotional states that lead to one’s reactions. Conscious Communication Through Emotions: Mad, Sad, Glad, Afraid We… Continue Reading »

Over the last couple of years, there has been a groundswell of articles written about empaths. Much like their polar opposite-the narcissist-empaths have been anecdotally defined-often in a manner that is misrepresentative. Therefore, it is imperative to accurately explain the characteristics and etiology of the empath. What does empathy mean? Firstly, let’s define empathy: Contrary to… Continue Reading »

In the practice of Somatic Psychology, the ultimate healing function is in the relational bond and limbic resonance between self and other. This translates to relationships outside of therapy, allowing the patient to find and keep empathically attuned relationships/secure attachments. The most common reason for seeking therapy is missing the emotional support in ones life. All… Continue Reading »

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