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Healing the Inner/Outer and Inner/Inner Split

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3 Days To Go!

I have been on retreat — and suddenly realized, Goodness! The book comes out in 3 days!!!  Jeepers. People have been incredibly supportive. Some received their copies having bought directly from the publisher, W.W. Norton. My friend and colleague, Kristen, from Sweden posted her comments on Facebook. I shared her comment on the video. If […]

Deirdre’s podcast on the Trauma Therapist Project

Here’s a podcast from the podcast The Trauma Therapist Project. In the interview I share a bit about how my own trauma history came up and how I used the wisdom of yoga to transform my life. you might want to skip to about 2 minutes to the interview. In the interview I strongly advocated […]

Meditation…. why bother?

We all know that meditation is supposed to be good for us. And if we’ve tried it, and even if we have a long term practice, we realize meditation isn’t the simplest thing to do.  Our brain is tricky, as Paul Gilbert often says! So why bother?  Recently I read a study by a team […]

Wizarding World & Healing

I’m not a big fan of theme parks, but that changed when I had the chance to take my 12 year old niece to Harry Potter’s Wizarding World. We entered a brilliantly created magical world, complete with interactive wands to practice spells. Healing requires a similar immersion, a shift from one world to another. When […]

Me and Rick Hanson? Wow

When I saw this flyer I wrote Chris Germer who had invited me to speak at the Harvard conference on Meditation and Psychotherapy. “Wow. I don’t know if I should thank you or what. You’ve got me speaking after Rick Hanson!”   It’s truly an honor. And I’m practicing all the skills I have and […]

Your 2 Things?

Recently, in the Compassionately Healing Trauma online course I teach someone asked, “What are the two most important things that help people the most?” Here’s my response – and my request. What’s helped you?  Share your wisdom in the comment section below. by

Terrific review of Attachment Theory – in NYT by Kate Murphy

Yes, It’s Your Parents’ Fault By  KATE MURPHY JAN. 7, 2017 nytimes.com | Jan. 7, 2017 We live in a culture that celebrates individualism and self-reliance, and yet we humans are an exquisitely social species, thriving in good company and suffering in isolation. More than anything else, our intimate relationships, or lack thereof, shape and define […]

Breathing rhythm affects fear and memory

  Summary: A new study reports the rhythm of your breathing can influence neural activity that enhances memory recall and emotional judgement. reprinted from: http://neurosciencenews.com/memory-fear-breathing-5699/ Source: Northwestern University. Breathing is not just for oxygen; it’s now linked to brain function and behavior. Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of […]

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