Catch the Upward Spiral and Strengthen your Resilience-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

The Power of Positive Change Do you ever notice how one small positive change can shift your perspective? Recently, I had one of those rough days and was feeling irritable and down. I decided to get out for a walk … Continue reading

Death, Rebirth, and Self-Discovery-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Reflections in the Natural World The season of Spring represents many opportunities for new growth snd self-discovery. This process requires that we release outgrown parts of ourselves. Such a cycle of death and rebirth is powerful. I am learning to lean … Continue reading

Vulnerability is Strength-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Reflections on Being Human Winnicott once said, “It is a joy to be hidden but a disaster not to be found.” As a sensitive young girl, my outer world felt like too much for me to handle. I learned to hide. … Continue reading

Vagus Nerve Yoga-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

A Mind-Body Approach to Wellness The vagus nerve plays a central role in your emotional and physical health. The vagus nerve extends from the brainstem down into your stomach and intestines, enervating your heart and lungs, and connecting your throat … Continue reading

Nonviolence and Self Protection-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Ahimsa and the Open Heart I spend a good amount of time in what I call peaceful warrior pose. This posture reminds me of the powerful combination of staying grounded, powerful, and simultaneously open hearted. In response to the ongoing, daily barrage … Continue reading

The Psychology of Hate-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Diversity Matters in Psychotherapy Throughout history, we see acts violence that target people because they are of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. After a recent series of hate crimes, I felt it important to take a closer … Continue reading

Secondary Gains and Trauma Treatment-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

A Compassionate Approach to Care This post addresses a difficult subject matter in regards to secondary gains in the treatment of chronic pain and illness. Hopefully, you will find that I bring a compassionate lens to the topic. A view … Continue reading

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

Overcoming Barriers in Complex PTSD-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Healing Complex PTSD Healing from complex PTSD takes time and requires commitment. This is because exposure to neglect or abuse during childhood leaves a profound and persistent mark on your body and mind. Within psychotherapy, clients who do not get … Continue reading