Since Freud’s time, couches have been a kind of icon associated with psychotherapy. How did that happen? Why did Freud’s clients lay on a couch and … [Read more...] about The couch in psychotherapy
In the last year I’ve been experimenting with essential oils. I first learned about the benefits of essential oils when I was completing a graduate … [Read more...] about Experimenting with Essential Oils
Is play just for kids? Is art just for artists? Can play be therapeutic? Making art is a kind of play. At least for non-artists. What happens … [Read more...] about Expressive Arts
I’ve been trying to come up with a metaphor that portrays what CranioSacral Therapy feels like to me. Then I remembered “Diablo.*” Imagine a … [Read more...] about CranioSacral Therapy and Panthers
In a review of the the book “The Awakening Body” by Reginald Ray I came across the term “somatic spirituality.” What is somatic … [Read more...] about Somatic Spirituality
Can psychotherapy feel good? Or is psychotherapy all about swimming in the muck of shameful impulses? “Getting help” has come to mean exhibiting … [Read more...] about Can psychotherapy feel good?
While working towards my counseling degree, I wrote this research paper advocating the use of touch in psychotherapy. I hope that you can look beyond … [Read more...] about The Use of Touch in Psychotherapy: Beyond the Controversy
May was Mental Health Month, but mental health is something that needs to be talked about year round. We have come a long way from what was happening … [Read more...] about May was Mental Health Month
How do you work towards a goal without stressing about it? How do you handle it mindfully if you’re not on target? How do you work from a place of … [Read more...] about Can You Stay Mindful Under Pressure?
I’ll admit it, I’m no better at avoiding distractions than the next gal. My various cell phone apps call to me, even with the notifications turned … [Read more...] about Are You a Cell Phone Addict?