Recently, Anderson Cooper interviewed late night talk show host Steven Colbert on his show Anderson Cooper 360. Cooper, who recently lost his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, opened up to Colbert about his grief and public healing process. Colbert lost his two older brothers and father following a plane crash, at the young age of ten years … Continue reading Anderson Cooper and Steven Colbert: Grief, Resiliency, and Healing
Last month, I had the pleasure of presenting at a TATA event centered around Self-Care and exploring how important ongoing self-care is for both clinicians and our clients. The presentation gave me a chance to reflect on ways I incorporate self-care into my own routine, and unsurprisingly my big take-away from putting the presentation together … Continue reading Tennessee Art Therapy Association
Science and Culture: Searching for the science behind art therapy. In the article above, written by Carolyn Beans, we get a look into current research exploring the effects of engaging in Art Therapy treatment and healing the brain. Read the full article (link above) to hear more about one Veterans first hand account of how … Continue reading Bridging Art Therapy and Nero-science
Artist David Best, famous for his ephemeral wooden structures built around the world, is currently constructing a 'Temple of healing' to commemorate the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting one year ago today. The Temple will be covered in words and expressions of healing by the community, and then it will be set ablaze. Best's … Continue reading Artist David Best and the Parkland Anniversary Temple
Identifying Your "Safe Place" The concept is simple: what is your safe place? The Safe Place intervention asks our clients to become very clear about what emotional and physical safety looks and feels like, to them. Maybe it’s nature or being with a loved one. It can be as simple as the feeling of … Continue reading Safe Place
Inspired by Oprah’s interview with Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union on her Super Soul Conversations series. Combatting the stigma and silence connected to a common struggle for so many couples, Gabrielle and Dwayne offer a very transparent lens into their journey with infertility, IFV treatment, and choosing surrogacy.
Currently captivated by the NPR podcast “Believed,” which takes us inside the story of sexual predator Larry Nassar, the former USA gymnastics Olympic team doctor and osteopathic physician at Michigan State University. This story is an incredible window into how untreated trauma, specifically sexual abuse, has a lasting effect on our emotional and physical wellbeing. … Continue reading Podcast Spotlight: Believed
Reducing Stress. Learn how to create more balance into your every day life. Strategies like learning how to say no and when to say yes, and creating routines, can result in a significant decrease in stressful experiences and relationships. Increase Self-Care. Giving yourself the gift of one hour a week to vent frustrations … Continue reading 3 Benefits to Therapy
For many of us East Coasters in America we are in winter weather mode! With this comes colder weather and less sunlight, which can have a small or large impact our mental health. The science behind the changes we feel are linked to possible lower serotonin (a neurotransmitter connected to mood) levels from reduced sunlight, … Continue reading Seasonal Shifts
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, has been very open about how therapy and family support helped him properly grieve the loss of his mother, beloved Princess Diana. In a candid interview with Bryony Gordon, Prince Harry admits that he buried the pain of loosing his mother for years before he finally sought help. … Continue reading Prince Harry’s Grief.