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

Shame in Complex PTSD-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Freedom from Shame Childhood traumas can range from having faced extreme violence and neglect to having reckoned with feelings of not belonging, being unwanted, or feeling chronically misunderstood. You may have grown up in an environment where your curiosity and … Continue reading

6 Pillars of Resilience-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Are you Naturally Resilient? Resilience is a passion of mine. This strength based orientation is the cornerstone of my psychotherapy practice, so much so that I call my work, Resilience Informed Therapy. Resilience means adapting well in the face of … Continue reading

Depth Psychology-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

The Study of the Soul My family and I just returned from a trip to Chaco Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce National parks. Being in these places provided a powerful reminder of history and culture as we walked in … Continue reading

Healing Grief and Loss-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

The Sacred Journey of Grief Inevitably, grief changes you. You can never go back to the world as you knew it because you are not the same. As a result you may feel as though you’ve been sent into the … Continue reading

Holistic Transformation-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Sustained Change The late yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar said, “Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice.” This quote got me thinking. “I began to think about my daily … Continue reading

Will and Surrender-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Challenge and Ease I was in a yoga practice earlier this week engaged in a relatively uncomfortable hold in a deep lunge. Had I been practicing at home I might have avoided this posture all together or only stayed in … 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

Resources for Trauma Recovery-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Create Peace Traumatic events disrupt life, leaving you feeling ungrounded, frightened, and often overwhelmed. Terrifying events strip you of your sense of safety. You might start to avoid places and people that remind you of the trauma. You might have … 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