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

Climate Action, Ecopsychology, and Resilience -Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Dreaming the World into Being Shamanic wisdom says that we dream our world into being. In each moment we have a choice of how we focus our attention, our feelings, and our behaviors. Over the years I have had a … Continue reading

Self-Sabotage to Self-Love-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Understanding Self-Sabotage Have you ever started a new exercise routine, a new diet, or tried to change your spending habits only to have your good intentions backfire? It is painful when we know what we want for ourselves but can’t … Continue reading

Emotional Intelligence and the Biology of Behavior-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Why Emotional Intelligence? It is easy to get caught up in negative thinking, misinterpreting our emotions, cut off from our intuition; all of which can lead to painful consequences. As a clinical psychologist, I am an enthusiastic supporter of emotional … Continue reading

Medications and the Mismanagement of PTSD

Psychotherapy vs. Medication Large scale, long term studies reveal that psychotherapy is as effective as medications, lasts longer than drug treatments, and avoids the harmful side effects. Despite growing evidence for the efficacy of psychotherapy, the use of therapy has … Continue reading

Trauma and Resilience-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Resilience as Path Did you know that only 8% of individuals exposed to trauma develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Most people respond with resilience and some report feeling stronger or having grown in some way in response to the traumatic … Continue reading