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Dec 20

A main goal of healing trauma and how to begin

Everyone with trauma can benefit from learning to reprogram their nervous system from the states of anxiety and exhaustion to exuberance and ease. A good place to begin is with an understanding of the territory and the goal. After that the critical piece is beginning a regular practice of somatic (body-based) inquiry. This article is  …

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Dec 15

5 keys to healing trauma

Trauma impacts us on all levels body, mind, emotions, and energy. It affects every aspect of our lives. Regardless of the cause, trauma is always accompanied by a dysregulated nervous system. People with trauma spend more time than is normal or healthy in high-energy states of anxiety and overwhelm, or low-energy states of shut-down and …

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Dec 12

Do you have trauma and not know it?

It’s possible to have trauma and not know it. Younger people may not show very obvious symptoms. Some less severe symptoms that can show, but aren’t always obvious indicators of trauma include; passivity towards life, depression, difficulty concentrating, shallow breathing, and tension to name a few. Until the symptoms become acute, they’re often dismissed as …

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Dec 11

Healing Trauma with Body-based Practices

What trauma is and what it does to the body and mind Trauma is the body’s response to a stimulus in the environment. This may be a one-time event such as a car accident, or it can be a series of events like those encountered in war situations. Trauma can also be a response to …

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Oct 11

iRest Yoga Nidra for healing

iRest is modern version of the ancient meditation practice of yoga nidra. It’s a powerful tool for healing trauma that I recently discovered. It produces results from the very first session for many people, including me. For more in depth information visit the website  and dig into the book. There are guided meditations that come …

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Feb 22

Healing Model

This is the NARM model from the book Healing Developmental Trauma (Amazon Link), with added complimentary modalities. This is an overview of the latest effective ways of healing trauma.

Feb 19

Healing Trauma with Body-based Mindfulness Practices

The Breath: #1 in a series of body-based mindfulness lessons. Trauma causes many symptoms, both in the body and in the mind. These can include disconnection from self and others, anxiety, a felt-sense of uneasiness, heightened reactivity to stressors, and a loud inner critic. Body-focused mindfulness practices can help to reduce or eliminate these symptoms …

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Feb 11

The Key Mindfulness Habit to End Drama in Your Life

All of us have some drama in our life, even if it is only internal. In this article you will learn a mindfulness habit that can radically reduce internal and external drama and suffering. You will see results quicker if you practice this powerful habit often. The opposite of drama is peace. So, as your …

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Feb 05

The Mindful Body: 5 Ways to Thriving In Your Daily Life

Here are five techniques to help you develop greater mindfulness and thrive more in all areas of your life. Mindfulness is intentional awareness of your experience as it’s happening. Sounds simple, right? It is pretty simple, but not always easy. The biggest reason it’s sometimes challenging is that most of us have a habit of …

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Jan 24

The Key to Breathing Greater Vitality Into Your Life

Here’s a technique that you can apply right away to improve your vitality, wellness, and success.   The word inspire has two related yet distinct meanings. Inspire means to motivate or energize, and it also means to breathe. It’s no accident that it means both. Our breathing and state of motivation have a synergistic relationship.  …

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