#056 - Developmental trauma "acts of triumph"

#056 - Developmental trauma "acts of triumph"

Within the therapeutic relationship acts of relational triumph can occur which translate to the clients world outside the office. Witnessing the transformative power of literally going with, emotionally and somatically, my clients to the most terrifying places in the psychic realm humbles me. The places of overwhelm, panic, and dissociation are the places where these acts of triumph live, but we must go together.

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#055 - The gentle path of healing

#055 - The gentle path of healing

When I was younger just getting into recovery and self-healing work I was very immature. I figured all I had to do was find the right mindset, mantra, prayer, or belief, work really hard at keeping it in my mind and all would be well. So I would find a really cool idea or phrase, which had given me some relief, and squeeze every ounce of serenity out of it till I was sweating and bleeding everywhere (metaphorically of course!).

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#054 - Private Practice: Getting Paid

#054 - Private Practice: Getting Paid

I remember being in my first few months of private practice and after a tender and heartfelt session my client stood up to leave and hadn’t paid me. I had no idea what to do, what was the right thing to say that honored our work together and honored that I got bills to pay? I felt the conflict of a new therapist; I loved this work, cared for my clients, and needed to pay my bills!

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