Resources for Trauma Recovery-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Cultivating Peace in the Wake of Trauma Traumatic events disrupt life, leaving you feeling ungrounded, frightened, and often overwhelmed. Terrifying events strip you of your sense of safety. The experience of distressing or traumatic events is, to some degree, inevitable. … 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

Art and Soul-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Grief and the Arts No one is immune to grief. Loss comes in many forms. We face personal losses in the endings of relationships, the deaths of loved ones, life changing illnesses or injuries. We face collective losses of war, terrorism, … Continue reading

Resilient Parenting-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Growing Pains Life is beautiful…and difficult; a paradox that is almost always exacerbated when raising children. Parenting is a challenging career. Most jobs offer training and experience. However, when it comes to the job of parenting no proper job description … 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

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

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

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

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