Tag Archives: Becoming Safely Embodied

BSE Group Brookline MA

Annie Ide is offering another *Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Group for Women *healing from trauma and attachment wounds. This *12-week psycho-educational/support group* offers the opportunity to learn skills using mindfulness & concentration practices Safely connect with others who are on a similar path towards healing and well-being; Cultivate awareness of thoughts/feelings/sensations/beliefs grounding and self-regulation, while safely […]

Spirituality? in the Becoming Safely Embodied manual

I thought long and hard about including the word spirituality in the Becoming Safely Embodied Manual. I use it when I speak with individual clients, and with groups of clients or therapists, yet I found myself pausing as I included it in the manual. I wanted to be respectful to those people who have been hurt by others using the terms, “spirituality” or “religion,” with ulterior motives. At the same time, I didn’t want to sacrifice my deepest intentions. Perhaps you might find it helpful if I clarify the way in which I use the word “spirituality,” so as to avoid confusion as you read further.

Spirituality, for the purposes of this manual, speaks to the underlying goodness, kindness, and compassion that we find in each other when our defenses soften. I personally have found the eastern traditions helpful in holding this non-religious frame, and I will sometimes speak directly from that experience. But I whole-heartedly acknowledge that others will have different references that work just as well (or better) for them.

Poem “I Am Here”

A couple months ago Michelle R wrote me about some poetry she’d been writing in the midst of a transformational cauldron in her life.  She wanted to send it on to me.  Of course I wanted to read it!  I loved it and asked her permission to share it with you.  With her permission here’s […]

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