Natural Vagus Nerve Stimulation-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Trauma, Health, and the Vagus Nerve When working with clients with chronic trauma I commonly hear stories of seizures, migraines, gastrointestinal problems, and autoimmune disorders. The connection between trauma and health is complex, not surprising because there is still so much … Continue reading

Mind-Body Medicine-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Mind and Body in Psychotherapy *Diane is not an actual person, but a composite of several clients Dr. Schwartz has seen over the past several years. Identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy. The treatments and outcomes are … Continue reading

Yoga for Trauma Recovery-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Healing PTSD with Yoga Yoga saved her life. Six months before her wedding she travelled to South America with her parents; without warning her mother had a heart attack and died in her arms. Coming home, she attempted to re-engage … 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

Psychotherapy Efficacy and Your Brain-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Your Brain on Psychotherapy The use of psychotherapy has decreased in the last decade; meanwhile the use of prescribed medications has been on the rise (APA, 2012).  Now equipped with technologies that image the brain, the field of psychology is rising to … Continue reading