October 24, 2016

Since I last made any new entries in this blog, each of the 5 tools, which I am now referring to as “practices,” have gone through an evolution both conceptually and experientially.  I have taught an intensive training-- Body Mind & Beyond-- twice and have learned a gr...

March 27, 2013

This morning I read a piece in the New York Times about therapy—“Looking for Evidence That Therapy Works.” The article expresses concern about how few mental health workers are using evidence-based therapies, especially CBT, but instead “see their work as an art” and “...

January 19, 2013

I just returned from Esalen, where I had the privilege of doing a workshop with the Israeli and Palestinian women from Together Beyond Words. This nonprofit organization promotes “the empowerment of women, the healing of emotional wounds and traumas and the undermining...

December 21, 2012

The holidays can be stressful for any number of reasons. The continued economic uncertainty, the dizzying array of demands on our time and energy, unresolved personal histories, and unrealistic expectations cause our autonomic nervous systems to get stuck in the “on” s...

October 4, 2012

The following session is an example of how the tool of Somatic Awareness can translate the nonverbal narrative of sensation and integrate it with the verbal narrative. The client’s parts, speaking only through sensation in her head, are welcomed and witnessed. We bring...

October 4, 2012

We have all experienced the automatic changes in our breath when we are stressed or frightened. The sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system causes our breath to become more rapid, more shallow, and higher in the torso. Once the perceived threat is gone, the...

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