Category Archives: Mindfulness-based psychotherapy

How to talk to your inner critic so it will listen

We all know it: the critical voice (or force) inside that has something demeaning to say about you. It might say (or feel like): “do more, it’s not enough”, or “why did you do it like that? …you messed up again?” or “why would he like you?” or “ooh, think … Continue reading

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What is Hakomi?

Following the broader Mindfulness-based therapy – FAQ article, this one focuses on Hakomi. Hakomi is a form of therapy that guides and inspires my work.  I should note that while I’ve worked in small group trainings for several years, and under supervision for more, … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-based therapy – FAQ

Since I moved to Ontario, when I tell people about the kind of therapy I particularly like to do (i.e. mindfulness and body-based) people seem interested. But they often say something like “huh?” or “my aunt does meditation too” or … Continue reading

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Inner Itch

Ooh, I had an uncomfortable “I’ve gotta get it out” inner itch today.  Do you get that, when you know something is bubbling up inside, but you don’t quite know what it is or what it has in store for … Continue reading

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Anxiety soup: a personal story

Throughout the day yesterday I felt a gnawing anxiety in my body. Mostly it sat in my chest as agitated tight heaviness. Like the too-much-caffeine feeling, but with stuckness and panic thrown in. I was aware of the Ick through … Continue reading

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Embodied decision-making

Navigating change can be tricky. Left-brain logic. Right brain intuition. Longings. Dreams. The sensitive balance of Effort vs Allowing. Pesky impatience. The mental fog of over-thinking. Recently my husband and I made a big decision about where to move our … Continue reading

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Body psychotherapy: why use the body in psychotherapy work?

In the kind of therapy that I do, I include the body as well as the mind. Here I explain what this means and why I do it. Some terms you might come across that all mean more or less … Continue reading

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Embodied therapy: a beginning

As I ponder my first articles and what I’d like to offer, I return to what makes me most excited about my work.   Over the next months, I propose to write a series about mindfulness and body-based therapies, at … Continue reading

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