April 19, 2018

I wrote this for a few clients who I had introduced the Internal Family Systems (IFS) or "parts work" model to.  We had started to name parts and I was supporting them to go inside and pay attention to parts.  And they just were not convinced that this would be helpful...

November 27, 2017

I have spent the past month or so immersing myself in group training and personal explorations in Internal Family Systems (IFS).  Many of my clients and friends have heard me talk about “parts” and how bringing awareness to them can create a shift in our system – disru...

October 12, 2017

This blog is intended to draw on some of Miriam Greenspan’s wisdom, to shed light on a very dark emotion and to provide some trail markers to help readers on their own journeys.

In Healing Through the Dark Emotions, Miriam Greenspan describes despair in many ways.

Despa...

September 28, 2017

So, I succeeded in reading Miriam Greenspan’s Healing Through the Dark Emotions, but the homework I’d set myself - to really follow the “Seven Steps of Emotional Alchemy” (in the midst of a busy summer vacation) - was easier said than done.  Don’t despair (hee, hee)…I...

August 2, 2017

My rest-of-the-summer reading will be to finish Miriam Greenspan’s “Healing Through the Dark Emotions:  the Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair” www.miriamgreenspan.com.   When I first heard the title of Greenspan’s book mentioned on the Trauma Therapist Podcast ww...

May 8, 2017

I love that Alice Miller (author of several groundbreaking books about child abuse) has created this blog about how to find the right therapist.   I hope it reminds you that pursuing therapy is an important decision and how and with whom you undertake this matters....

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