Based on Polyvagal Theory, the Safe and Sound program, is a five-hour audio intervention with calming effects for improved connection.
Self-Compassion sounds like a roundabout way to forgiveness, but resentment, revenge and silence often result in more suffering.
The journey to self-compassion lies in developing greater tolerance of the body’s defense mechanisms that show up as defensiveness.
If you want to prepare for therapy, one of the best things you can do prior to your session is to do some background reading on how trauma manifests and about the therapeutic approach decided upon by you and your therapist.
Mixed race identity is not a novelty. It has coexisted with monoracial identity.
Retreating is a form of wisdom and an act of self-care to feed the soul, body and mind.
Slowing down increases out ability to be empathetic and reserves our energy for what matters in life.
Self-compassion is an import from Buddhist psychology that works well with mindfulness to calm our inner critic.
We're wired for all the things that promote survival and anxiety is one of them. Where does fear mongering go overboard?