Boundaries and the Self-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Boundaries and Relationships This post addresses the role of boundaries as instrumental to healing trauma, especially childhood trauma. Boundaries are the limits that help to define the self. They create the distinction, “this is me and that is you.” Boundaries … Continue reading

The Complex PTSD Workbook-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

I am excited to announce my new book, The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control & Becoming Whole! It is now available on Amazon and you can click here to order. Those affected by complex PTSD (C-PTSD) … Continue reading

5 Mindfulness Myths-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Demystifying Mindfulness What is mindfulness really? In short, it is the practice of paying attention. But, we tend to “jump ship” from the present moment when we feel uncomfortable emotionally. We avoid feeling our discomfort by distracting ourselves or pushing … Continue reading

Resources for Trauma Part II-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Healing Emotions Some of us wear our feelings on our sleeves and some have a hard time showing our true colors. These patterns of emotional expression tend to get amplified when we have faced loss or trauma. We might struggle … Continue reading

Equanimity amidst Change-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Finding Balance The only constant in life is change. This wisdom can be found across traditions. Ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, illuminated the world with his scientific and philosophical understanding that “life is flux.” Within Buddhism we are reminded of the … Continue reading

Letting Go-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Going Back Home Going home is complicated. Preparing for my trip home I felt familiar emotions, a mix of gladness and worry. Will I be seduced by my memories of who I once was? My young heart once ached for … Continue reading

Music and the HeArt of Communication-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

 The Art of Listening Communication is an art form.  When we listen deeply, we feel each other and are less isolated. Through language and sound we can cross the divide of separateness, opening the heart. I believe listening to music is a … Continue reading

Children, Emotional Regulation, and Polyvagal Theory-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Supporting children’s emotions As parents, our responsibility is to help children process through their experiences. This is not an easy task. It is easy to feel triggered by children’s big emotions, whether it be fear, anger, or sadness; especially when … Continue reading

Parenting, Attachment, and Healing Your Transgenerational Legacy-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

The Transgenerational Train When looking at generational influences in parenting you can think of a train with the youngest generation represented by the car in the front. There is a lot of energy, zest, and excitement in the front of … Continue reading