Lessons from a Bad Marriage

I had a “lesson-resourceful” marriage and this is what I learned: Trauma. We marry our unresolved issues. We marry our shadow. We must address and heal trauma so that we don’t repeat it. We must understand trauma so that we recognize it in ourselves and in others. What to look for. What is fixable. What … Read more

From Victim to Hero

Fighting Opression by Being Neither Opressor Nor Opressed It starts with the Self. It takes Healing. It takes Practice. It takes Power and Love. I am broken, but not defeated. There has been generational, inherited trauma, as the child of Holocaust survivors. There has been childhood trauma: Mother lost at first to mental illness, then … Read more

Trauma Recovery Practices

Part of my stress, distress and trauma recovery process, besides therapy, consists in the cultivation of resourceful, positive states. States are temporary ways of being, and the longer you spend in a certain mental – body state, the fastest it becomes a trait. Cultivating the qualities of joy, peace, love, openness, power and flow require … Read more

Victor's Frozen Shoulder

Sometimes people come to work with me after an accident or injury.  Sometimes what brings them to me is a chronic complaint, and what transpires in a session is an accident or an injury that preceded the appearance of the particular symptom the client complains about. Such was the case with Victor (not his real … Read more