Mindfulness and Psychotherapy-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

An Initiation into Mindfulness Nearly 20 years ago I entered my yoga teacher training. During one of our lectures discussing the importance of mindfulness I was lying on my stomach on the floor, my legs outstretched behind me. All the … Continue reading

Healing Transgenerational Trauma-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Transgenerational Healing “Kathy” has come into therapy to work with a lifelong history of mild anxiety and depression. Through a lens of transgenerational trauma we explore Kathy’s healing process, identifying how one generation’s reactions to a traumatic event were passed on … Continue reading

Creative New Year’s Resolutions-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Envisioning Success How many years have you made New Year’s resolutions only to look back and feel disappointed? There are many reasons resolutions don’t work. Expectations tend to be too high; we frame them with absolutes such as always or never; … Continue reading

The 5 Best Gifts for Children-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Gifts that Last a Lifetime What are the best gifts for children that truly last a lifetime? You will not find them in a box with a bow. They lack wires and screens. You will not find them on sale. These … 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

My Top 40 Resilience Strategies-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Strength Based Psychotherapy There is a paradigm shift happening in the field of psychology; a change from a focus on deficits to an emphasis on resilience and strengths. In recent years researchers have looked at the traits associated with individuals who have … Continue reading

Post Traumatic Growth and Transformation-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

 Healing and Transformation Exposure to disturbing or traumatic life events is inevitable. Following these events, most people experience uncomfortable emotions and sensations such as grief, fear, anxiety, panic, anger, or depression. Initially, it is common to brace against these disorientating emotions. This … Continue reading

Parenting ADHD – Dr. Arielle Schwartz

 The Journey Continues A school day morning, and we need to get out the door. “Please get dressed,” dad says. When he doesn’t come downstairs I go up to find him sitting on his floor, in his pajamas, playing with … Continue reading