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Listening to Your Body, Hearing the Tension

Today in yoga I became deeply aware of the dance of tension between my mind and body.  I am only learning this lesson  because I have to.  After many experiences with somatic therapies, letting my body speak volumes about my life, my feelings, my experiences, I got it, in real time, that anger and hatred [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:31:55+00:00 December 14th, 2013|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Destressing for the Holiday Season, Today

Hi all. As I therapist, I have heard my patients begin to worry about the holidays as early as, well, about the time the lights go up in Bloomingdale’s, which is now in September. Even if you are not a worrier, there is a level of Shoulds, of stress, of pressure that our society places [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:32:03+00:00 November 23rd, 2013|All, Holidays, Mindfulness, Shopping|0 Comments

What I Heard & What You Said

Hey you guys… My first children’s book is available now on iTunes, with me reading it aloud!  This is almost too fun. It’s called What I Heard & What You Said. So often we think we know what someone has said.  But if we repeat back what we Think We Heard, the other person says, [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:32:07+00:00 November 3rd, 2013|Books, Holidays, Shopping, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jizo and Trauma Recovery for Chibi

It is uncanny how many people I meet who had early childhood trauma.  It’s not just patients in my office, it’s people I meet in casual conversation. I mention Jizo & Chibi, and the moment I start telling them about Chibi — the inner child, the infant self — they open up and tell me [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:32:11+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Inner Child, Psychology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jizo Therapy: Encountering Hatred with Compassion

Meet Jason. I am embarrassed to admit I hate him. His name is not really Jason. That would not be kind.  Hating him is bad enough. Jason somehow finds me in yoga class and throws his mat down too close to mine. Not just once, but for four weekends in a row. The first week, [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:32:22+00:00 August 17th, 2013|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments