Month: December 2020

How Can Art Therapy Heal?

How Can Art Therapy Heal? When we think of therapy, most of us envision the traditional setting with a client relaxed on a couch in the psychologist’s office, talking through their behavioral or emotional troubles. On the other hand, art therapy offers a means of profoundly personal expression beyond the…

Calm Body, Calm Mind

Calm Body, Calm Mind We have heard time and again that simple practices like meditation and mindfulness can profoundly affect our mood. However, when we are frustrated, agitated or distracted, meditation can feel like trying to drive with a tire stuck in the mud. How are we supposed to just…

How to Find Help From Domestic Violence

How To Find Help From Domestic Violence Content Provided By Safety.com COVID-19 cases are surging across states, and domestic violence is on the rise as families are forced together into close quarters without the temporary reprieve of work, school or errands. Unfortunately, for more than 12 million victims of domestic violence, spending…

Healing Through Mantras

Healing Through Mantras The origins of mantras date back 3,500 years when they were first written in Vedic Sanskrit in India. Yogis have long found mantras useful as therapeutic meditation tools through their practice of chanting or reciting certain sounds, syllables, and phrases. To yogic practitioners, the sounds uttered hold…

What Is Somatic Experiencing?

What Is Somatic Experiencing? In the wake of trauma, an individual may hold considerable tension throughout their body. While we often think of post-traumatic stress disorder as a purely mental affliction, Somatic Experiencing aims to bring awareness to, and subsequently relieve, tension held in the body following trauma. Origins And…