Bessel van der Kolk, MD shares his insight on the science behind trauma and the physical effects that take place in the body. In this article featured in BottomLine, he offers some body-based methods that he finds helpful when working with his patients.
The pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. One of the hardest things to get used to is wearing a mask. In this featured post, Linda Thai discusses why wearing a mask is challenging and offers insightful guidance, based on an understanding of the nervous system, that we can all use to feel more comfortable while staying protected.
In Psychology Today, Cathy Malchiodi explains that a relational moment can be reparative and life-saving. In this article, Cathy shares a heart felt personal story that has taught her much of what she knows today about the psychotherapeutic relationship formed through expressive arts therapy.
In this New York Times article, Kate Murphy discusses how when people are deprived of interactions with peers, their social skills will atrophy. This is yet another side effect of the pandemic. She stresses the importance of setting time aside every day to connect with others, whether through a socially distanced chat, a phone call or a simple thoughtful text.
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