Listening to the Wisdom of the Body: Trauma Care Practice from the Bottom Up

Trauma Informed practice has become a standard of practice in health care and social service settings. This is a good thing as we are now more sensitive to recognizing the effects of trauma on the people we work with, as well as how it affects front line workers. While we hear more talk about being … Continue reading Listening to the Wisdom of the Body: Trauma Care Practice from the Bottom Up

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How I came to offer EEG neurofeedback into my psychotherapy practice

A year ago I came across a video talk about neurofeedback by psychiatrist and trauma specialist, Bessel Van der Kolk. He was promoting EEG neurofeedback as a powerful treatment for PTSD and developmental trauma. This promising intervention intrigued me.  As a veteran of hospital based frontline mental health services, I am acutely aware of the lack … Continue reading How I came to offer EEG neurofeedback into my psychotherapy practice

Why I meditate: Reflections from a long term (and not very good) meditator

The one voluntary activity I have been doing regularly in my adult life is meditation. This was a huge realization to me when I sat down to meditate this morning. I am a terrible meditator despite doing it for so many years. So why do I continue? The first time I was introduced to meditation … Continue reading Why I meditate: Reflections from a long term (and not very good) meditator

How participating in sports can help kids improve mental fitness and self regulation

Sports have a lot to teach kids about mental fitness and emotional self regulation. This week I attended the Toronto City track meet with hundreds of kids competing their hearts out to place in their events.  Emotions ran very high from excitement and glory, to anxiety, defeat and despair. Those who did well were the … Continue reading How participating in sports can help kids improve mental fitness and self regulation