Healing in the Sand

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"Often the hands know how to solve a riddle with which the intellect has wrestled in vain."  ~ Carl Jung One form of play therapy  is sand tray.  This is a safe way for clients of all ages to find some control over their lives in a healthy way.   Sand tray, or sand play as some models refer to it, allows a safe and contained space for the builder to create a world in the sand by selecting and placing different images representing real or imaginary people, places, or concepts in the sand.     Clients can choose from any of the miniatures representing the real and imaginary world in which … [Read more...]

Mindfulness Meditation in Practice: The Neurobiology of Mindfulness

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Mindfulness, mindfulness meditation, or even meditation are all terms that are thrown around a lot in the media. But what is mindfulness meditation? Mindfulness meditation describes a concept that involves concentration, being aware of the present moment, and an overall transformation in how we use our minds. Mindfulness meditation practices are being incorporated into all aspects of life. Schools, chronic pain treatment programs, even the military is utilizing mindfulness meditation as a way of calming the body, decreasing stress, and strengthening the brain. Mindfulness techniques like … [Read more...]

What Does Transformational Breathing® Do?

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Opens and clears restricted breathing patterns producing… More energy, increased detoxification, better health, improved respiratory capacity, a strengthened immune system and more balance. Clears the subconscious mind which allows us to… Resolve stress, create the relaxation response, and permanently clear repressed emotions, such as anger, fear, anxiety, guilt and depression.  Also removes old mental tapes and programs of limitation and lack, which creates more peace, creativity and clarity.  It releases past traumas located in the cellular memory. Allows easier accessibility to … [Read more...]

Healing Quilts: A Creative Means to Healing and Empowerment

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The experience of trauma, serious illness and bereavement leaves us speechless.  Words often fail to fully express the depth of loss and despair that result from these experiences.  Our souls ache in a way that can lead to depression and a sense that all is hopeless.  At times like this we turn to friends, family and faith for support and understanding.  When these connections are not enough we turn to professionals; individual therapists for traditional talk therapy and group counseling for information, education and support.  Creative expression has been found to facilitate healing … [Read more...]