Monthly Archives: October 2012

Experiential therapy and the healing of trauma, Part 1

I just returned from the annual conference for Internal Family Systems in Providence, Rhode Island.  While there Bessel van der Kolk, one the most well-known authorities in the field of neuroscience and trauma, spoke on the healing of trauma.  I … Continue reading

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Experiential therapy and the healing of trauma, Part 2

In the previous post I say that well-done experiential therapies are good at healing trauma.  But what kind of therapies does this include? Several types of experiential therapy come to mind.  Many of these therapies include a focus on paying … Continue reading

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Don’t wound your family and friends with judgment

That’s what it will feel like to them–a wound. Over and over again in my therapy room people tell stories of being judged by others. Often the judgement is not obvious. It can easily be a tone of voice or … Continue reading

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