Rewire your Resilience: The Science of Change

Supporting your Growth According to Hebb’s law, what fires together, wires together. Whatever you repeatedly think, feel, and sense builds new or strengthens existing patterns of neural connections in the brain. The science of neuroplasticity teaches us that our brains … Continue reading

Yoga and Internal Family Systems Therapy

Already Whole Yogic philosophy states that you are already whole and deeply connected to the world around you.  To engage in yoga does not make you more complete, rather the practice invites you to see past illusions and remove obstacles … Continue reading

Interoception: A Key to Wellbeing | Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Mindful body awareness awakens you to your inner world…this sensory interior is scientifically referred to as interoception. This key to wellbeing invites you to pay attention to your felt sense. As you get to know the territory of your inner … Continue reading

Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Book

Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga Pre-Order Now Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Trauma recovery is as much about healing the body as it is the mind. Yet, so often, the focus of healing involves retelling the story of the past … Continue reading

Coping with Climate Grief

A Backpacking Travelogue Alongside the ongoing weight of the global pandemic, another area of distress that is increasingly coming up for people is climate grief as we face fires, hurricanes with greater intensity or frequency or intensity, as well as … Continue reading

Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga

A Sacred Pilgrimage Healing from trauma invites you to befriend your body; and this needs to occur at a pace that honors your unique needs. Initially, this involves developing the resources to handle challenging emotions, disturbing symptoms, and distressing memories. … Continue reading

Parts Work Therapies: Embracing Complexity

Ego States, Dissociative Symptoms, and Parts Work Therapies Do you ever feel as though only some of your emotions or needs are acceptable? Do you push away parts of yourself that you do not want others to see? In truth, … Continue reading

Polyvagal Theory in Psychotherapy: Practical Applications for PTSD Treatment| Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Polyvagal Theory in Psychotherapy Polyvagal theory in psychotherapy offers co-regulation as an interactive process that engages the social nervous systems of both therapist and client. Social engagement provides experiences of mutuality and reciprocity in which we are open to receiving another … Continue reading

Self-Compassion and Childhood Trauma Recovery

An Intention of Kindness The pain of unresolved relational trauma from childhood often presents as self-critical thoughts, feeling intolerant of our mistakes, or engaging in self-harming behaviors. Self-compassion as applied to trauma recovery allows us to transform our pain. The … Continue reading

Hope for C-PTSD Recovery Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Overcoming Childhood Trauma Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) refers to traumatic events that were ongoing or repeated. In the context of childhood trauma, these events occurred within your earliest relationships with parents or caregivers who were unpredictable, unavailable, or a source of … Continue reading