Creating Spirit Through Structure and Energy – Is It Part of Our Future?

Looking at the evolution of modern massage therapy over the last 40 years shows both an exponential growth and subsequent factioning of modalities within the larger parent field. We need only look at the internally divided camps of certain bodywork genres (i.e., Rolfing and Reiki to name but a few) to see a micro-cosmic representationContinue reading “Creating Spirit Through Structure and Energy – Is It Part of Our Future?”

The Healing Power of Words!

  WORDS HAVE GREAT POWER. CHOOSE THEM WISELY!  NAMASTE! Related Articles Extra, extra – The right words in the right place! (komklartigennem.wordpress.com) Are you a Lightworker? (siobhanwilcox.wordpress.com)  

Find Your Calling

I thought I found my calling back when I was seven, when a chimney sweep found a nest of hairless, newborn baby squirrels whom I vowed to nurse back to health. Those squirrels were just the first of dozens of baby squirrels I raised over the next fifteen years, earning me the title of “TheContinue reading “Find Your Calling”

How to Build Self Confidence: 6 Essential and Timeless Tips

 “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” Helen Keller “Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” Brian Tracy “Confidence is courage at ease.” Daniel Maher I believe that one of the most common wishes is simply to feel more confident in various situations inContinue reading “How to Build Self Confidence: 6 Essential and Timeless Tips”

12 Things Successful People Do Differently

I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas of their life throughout their lifetime.  In entertainment, I think of Clint Eastwood and Oprah Winfrey.  In business, I think of Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett.  We all have our own examplesContinue reading “12 Things Successful People Do Differently”

Grief and Degrief, Part 4 – Releasing Grief with Somatic Techniques

The use of somatic treatments to address grief is both the unique factor and the integral part of the success of the Degriefing process. Treating the physical body is what differentiates Degriefing from other therapies that rely solely on talk to affect the healing of grief after loss. Grief is the body’s innate reaction toContinue reading “Grief and Degrief, Part 4 – Releasing Grief with Somatic Techniques”

Grief and Degrief, Part 3 – The Art of Holding Space: Degriefing from the Therapist’s Perspective

“Grief is the most available, untapped emotional resource for personal transformation.” Holding space is one of those phrases that evokes furrowed brows and quizzical expressions from the uninitiated. Like comedian George Carlin‘s popularized use of such oxymorons as “jumbo shrimp” and “military intelligence,” holding space presents its own contradictory challenges in the world of griefContinue reading “Grief and Degrief, Part 3 – The Art of Holding Space: Degriefing from the Therapist’s Perspective”

Grief and Degrief, Part 2 – Degriefing the Body & Mind with Psychosomatic Semantics

The language of our culture is full of sentiments acknowledging how we feel after a loss. The term “heartache” and the phrase “I’m so sad, it hurts” immediately come to mind. Grief is the body’s response to loss, and we attempt expression of physical, emotional and mental feeling with words or displays of emotion toContinue reading “Grief and Degrief, Part 2 – Degriefing the Body & Mind with Psychosomatic Semantics”

Grief and Degrief, Part 1 – Finding the Way Back

On the eleventh day of September, 2001, I awoke to a crisp northern New York state morning, the best of blue skies and an audible fall crunch in the air. I am New York City-born, so I remember those fall days well. I was in Rochester, N.Y., to present my work on the “somatic aspects”Continue reading “Grief and Degrief, Part 1 – Finding the Way Back”

Revisiting Our Trauma

Grief is the most available, untapped, emotional resource for personal transformation. –Lyn Prashant One of my favorite professional endeavors is teaching a class on the somatic aspects of grief. I present my Degriefing work at the University of California Berkeley, the Mayo Clinic, as well as at hospices, hospitals, and clinics. I often start myContinue reading “Revisiting Our Trauma”