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   After a life of living with shame I know it’s possible to heal. For fun, I created a “calling card” with my current status! Find out more at the Brattleboro Retreat Workshop, September 23, 2016 Recently we had some beloved family over who have a 15 year old son.  It was wonderful to see them. […]

Healing Power of Compassion in Men’s Lives ~ Edward Adams

Dr. Edward Adams talks about how to elicit men’s compassion towards themselves and others. I met Ed Adams at a Compassion Focused Therapy workshop led by Paul Gilbert.  This post was previously published in the Good Men Project.  Post reprinted with permission from Edward Adams. Ben was a wounded man. His wife divorced him to marry […]

Shame Heals?

“Shame, this horrible overwhelming experience that takes me down, you’re telling me this can lead me to healing?   Now I know you’ve gone off the deep end.” If you’re looking for this article — I goofed! Here’s the link for that one : click here   Christina, a long term client of mine, certainly wasn’t […]

Shame is a developmental wound

Below is an excerpt from my book coming out in January, 2017 from Norton Publishing. To attend a day long workshop @Brattleboro Retreat September 23 click here ”Those god-awful moments of shame take over in a nanosecond. Anyone who has had the experience of shame can recall the acute experience, the physiological horror of wanting […]

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 […]

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