MEXICO’S EARTHQUAKE 2017:  My Experience as a Psychotherapist

Published on November 30, 2017

A short summary of my service with Isra AID in Mexico 2017 where I went as a psychotherapist in order to help survivors and educators to deal with grief, loss, and trauma. Using many of the same therapeutic tools I use in my private practice we were able to bring victims to where they felt able to deal with the calamity that visited upon them and start rebuilding themselves and their lives again.

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What is Somatic Experiencing (SE) ?

Published on June 25, 2017

As a body-mind practitioner and clinical psychologist, I have found that incorporating principles of Somatic Experiencing (SE) into my practice has provided me with a whole new way of helping people move on with their lives when stressed, anxious, depressed, traumatized, or otherwise in pain (including living with chronic pain). So what then, is Somatic Experiencing, and how does it work?

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Valuable Tips to Manage Pain

Published on February 6, 2017

Given what we know today, it appears likely that unresolved trauma, whether minor or major, plays a role in the persistence of chronic pain, through mechanisms of kindling (a self-perpetuating phenomenon of neural excitation) and priming (in which the brain readies itself to respond a certain way), that cause us to continually brace ourselves against the threat that caused the pain or the internal threat of pain itself. This is great news, because it means that to the extent that the trauma is worked through at the body/mind level, the pain should either disappear or lessen.

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EMDR: How and Why?

Published on September 11, 2016

Personal and professional experience with EMDR

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