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Healing the Inner/Outer and Inner/Inner Split

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My jaw dropped when I read this. I still need to practice!

  I finally turned in my manuscript to Norton Publishing.  Yes, a year late.  After I turned it in I was worried that the editor would tell me I needed to re-write it, I hadn’t done what they wanted.  You name it, I worried about it. Well, above is an excerpt from the note he wrote me when he […]

Emotional Granularity – The work of Lisa Feldman Barrett

Emotional granularity offers an important concept to those healing from trauma and attachment wounding. Emotional granularity, the work of Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, a professor at Northeastern University,  includes being able to differentiate between positive and negative emotions as well as discriminating between high and low arousal emotions. You see, if we don’t evolve our […]

Hearing Voices in the Head – documentary

Wonderful documentary about the prevalence of hearing voices. About six to 15 percent of people hear at some time in their lives. Well over half of those who hear voices are mentally healthy and lead entirely unremarkable lives. But due to the stigma, few are willing to speak openly about their experiences. Wondering what your […]

I hate making mistakes or getting confusing messages

I don’t know about you, but I hate doing “it” wrong. Hate making mistakes or getting confusing messages. I especially hate doing it wrong when I’m on retreat, supposed to be immersed in bliss and joy. Ah, how life can play its funny games. Last week I’ve been on silent retreat, something I’ve been looking […]

Sorting out Emotions and find Calm

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Dalai Lama, who tirelessly preaches inner peace while chiding people for their selfish, materialistic ways, has commissioned scientists for a lofty mission: to help turn secular audiences into more self-aware, compassionate humans. That is, of course, no easy task. So the Dalai Lama ordered up something with a grand name […]

What makes a good trauma therapist?

  Monday I got an email from someone I respect very much asking me for some referrals.  One of his questions was, “What makes a good trauma therapist?” Good, good, good question.  An important one. Here’s the list I came up with.  I’m wondering what you think and if I’ve covered it all. What would […]

Preview the book! Quick glimpse into the process

With my heart full of thanks — Here’s a brief preview video of my book as it get ready for delivery to Norton Publishing. Well, that was before I had another brainstorm on shifting and adding a few things. I did a wonderful workshop with Deb Dana on the Polyvagal Theory which clarified the science […]

Hacking the nervous system – Polyvagal

Hacking the nervous system One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric. By Gaia Vince. Listen to or download an audiobook of this story on SoundCloud This article first appeared on Mosaic and is republished here under a Creative Commons […]

Research: Using Virtual Reality to Embody Compassion

Are you a gamer?  Maybe you like solitaire or mahjong or tetris or bejeweled?  Or maybe you like to immerse yourself in some of the more elaborate stories and games developed by the billion dollar game industry. Research has also shown that how we represent the body in our minds is extremely plastic – meaning […]

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