Are We Missing a Vital Source of Healing?
Polyvagal Theory offers a new kind of somatic road map for guiding both therapists and clients toward safety and connection. It can also empower therapists to tap into a vital source of healing that most view with great trepidation—the power of touch.
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Peter Levine’s Bottom-Up Approach to Healing
Body psychotherapy, once shrouded in controversy, has gained growing acceptance in the wider field. So how do these popular bottom-up approaches actually work?
The Healing Power of Expressive Arts
Aliveness is not an experience we think or talk ourselves into; it’s a state of being we feel in our bodies. An expressive arts therapist shows how creativity, movement, and play can help traumatized clients find their way toward vitality and healing.
When Life Takes a Detour
What do you do when your life’s expectations get turned upside down?
ASMR Videos: A New Tool for Therapists?
Videos designed to elicit ASMR, a physiological state some people find soothing, get millions of views online. Now clinicians are debating whether they could be a useful therapeutic tool.
Disarming the Verbal Bully: Four Ways to Push Pause
At a time when verbal bullies seem to feel increasingly empowered, here are four offbeat ways to push pause on their toxic verbiage.
Storm Damage: Angry Words Can Sink a Relationship
Even though partners may forgive each other after a heated argument, the hurtful words that were hurled can be haunting nonetheless.
The Accidental Sex Therapist: Helping Clients Get “Dumb and Happy”
You may not be a certified sex therapist, but that doesn’t mean you have to shy away from helping clients with their sexual issues.
The Scourge of Opioids
A new book takes a close-up look at the opioid epidemic in America.
What Does It Mean to Be a “Real” Man Today?
The #MeToo movement has returned the field to many of the issues feminists raised decades ago. This time, however, there’s a new focus on avoiding us-versus-them thinking and exploring the great terra incognita of couples work—the inner world of men and their vulnerability. *Includes an interview with Esther Perel.
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