Why everyone can heal, but not everyone will.

Earlier this week I spent a few days learning with Peter Levine* and I want to share a few nuggets we were studying that tie in with a new video I’ve got for you today that’s part of my ‘Trauma Tips’ video series.

There’s a question I get asked a fair bit that goes something […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Why everyone can heal, but not everyone will.

What I really want you to know about mental health.

What I really want you to know, and what’s often misunderstood, is that nervous system rewiring and improving regulation (of the nervous system) is ALL about improving mental health.
(And all the by-products that come with this, such as more restful and restorative sleep, improving our immune system, enhanced digestion, more meaningful relationships, the list […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Comments Off on What I really want you to know about mental health.

9 Key Benefits We Experience When Our Nervous System Is Regulated

Our collective DNA, for the most part, only knows what it is like to live in survival physiology. By becoming more regulated in our autonomic nervous system we start to unleash our true human potential.

I wish the entire body of work of healing trauma and nervous system regulation could be summed up easily […]

By |September 30th, 2018|Comments Off on 9 Key Benefits We Experience When Our Nervous System Is Regulated

Traumatic stress physiology has an unpredictable response.

 

Yes. It does.

But here’s the thing:

Threat. Helplessness. Abuse. Adversity. Toxic Shame…Living in a perpetual state of overriding our feelings, sensations, emotions (um hello Western society)…All of this creates a critical situation in the body’s physiology which is one of survival.

We can also call this stress physiology, or living in a state of stress chemistry.

But this […]

By |June 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Traumatic stress physiology has an unpredictable response.

Real healing means learning

When we learn the right stuff (for us) we begin to heal. And to keep healing we must keep learning, tweaking and repeating.
It never ends. As it should not.
One of the primary pieces of wisdom that I feel I have solidified over the past ten years of my work is that healing comes, not from […]

By |November 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Real healing means learning

Finding connection & abolishing the “trigger warning.”

As you might know by now, I love to share what I come across during my week and this video below, and the man in it, his story, is a PERFECT example of someone with:

Early trauma from the very start (it looks like in utero, born addicted to drugs, and a premature)

Loving adoptive […]

By |November 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Finding connection & abolishing the “trigger warning.”