Repression: I once knew what this was and then I forgot. Last weekend, I attended the EMDRIA conference in Minneapolis where physician, Gabor Maté, spoke about the connections between trauma, emotional repression, and disease. He told the story of his Jewish infant self, crying all the time, in Hungary, 1944, just before the Nazi invasion. He quickly … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Repression and Learning to Say No
I used to fall a lot. On the sidewalk. In my yard. Up a flight of marble stairs. About seven years ago, after a string of bizarre falls where I ended up with scars on my shins and a pulled muscle in my back, I followed the trail of breadcrumbs and made a body-mind connection. … Continue reading Notice Body-Mind Connections and Heal from Trauma
No Judgment...but lots of Very Cool Surprises. Group fitness bears a huge resemblance to group therapy. Who knew? I did not. But doing group fitness at The Bodysmith has changed my life and now I can’t stop talking about it. It helps me recover more quickly from setbacks. It places my fitness in a … Continue reading No Judgment Here: 10 Things I Love about Group Fitness
I have a dream coming true. It involves exercise, EMDR, and the blending of health and creativity. I’ll soon open an office downtown. In a Pilates studio. More details to come, but here's why I think it makes sense to do my EMDR therapy in a fitness studio, surrounded by instructors who understand how to … Continue reading Keep it Moving: Exercise for a Body/Mind Makeover
We all want to achieve something. When I was eight, I wanted to be a cowgirl. This never happened, but if it had, I imagine EMDR would help me achieve my team roping goals and stay fit for the arena. EMDR therapy helps people recover from trauma, relationship stress, and all kinds of anxiety. But … Continue reading EMDR can help you Achieve: Be a better athlete, singer, or cowgirl.