Insights from conferences attended and books read
Mindfulness, Trauma, and Addiction, February 2019
"For clients to avoid addictive practices, they have to learn to be ok with being uncomfortable. Bringing positive attention to the present moment with curiosity and kindness can generate significant changes." -Eddie LeShure, CSAC-I, RYT-200, CPPS
Seven Deadly Sins of EMDR, September 2018
"Fully prepare your clients before starting EMDR desensitization phase. Teach calm place, light stream, belly breathing, container, etc." -Trip Woodard, CSW
Psychotherpy Networker Symposium, March 2017, Washington D.C.
"We lose cognitive function if we don't move once an hour." -Linda Graham, LMFT
"When speaking to others who are upset, remember that a low, slow voice helps regulate the nervous system." -Linda Graham, LMFT
"We all have the capacity to be curious, to be creative, and to be courageous." -Janina Fisher, PhD
"Trauma is not a cognitive deficit. It's puzzling that the therapy world uses cognitive approaches to try and fix it." -Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
"Scandinavia, Korea, Singapore... these countries ask me to come and give them the latest research on trauma so they can use it in developing policies. They believe in science. This doesn't happen in America." -Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.