Tag Archives: self regulation therapy

Chronic Pain Is In The Brain…as Much As It Is The Body

Check out this interview I did with Dr. Tyna Moore talking about chronic pain and the brain – and the importance of brain and body, collaborative care for patients with chronic pain.  And that sometimes we can prevent and even eliminate it with neurobiological approaches like SRT (Self Regulation Therapy). Tune in here: http://bit.ly/drtynapfs     […]

The ONE thing you need to survive

This is a different post. Because I go deep down into what brought me to a place of healing others… by exposing my own healing. It’s not secret.  It’s in my E-book in chunks. And even this doesn’t cover all of it. There was even more. Extortion, threats, physical violence, emotional pain. Not unique. This […]

Why I never recommend EMDR for trauma treatment…(and why that makes me unpopular)

And why I’m ok with that… Here’s where most, including this article miss the boat.  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/emdr-taking-a-closer-look/ Exposure therapy, talk therapy, and EMDR often decrease reported symptoms temporarily by walking a person through the horrors of their life from start to finish. Linear… retrieving from their memories in the exact same way it happened. But what fires […]

3 Bold Ways To Prevent Burnout (No Excuses Allowed)

If you’re an ambitious, motivated, self-directed, type-A personality… you’re wired to be curious, bold, and in constant active mode.   And that’s a good thing.   In fact, it can be great.   What makes it not so great is that you’re also prone to burn out.   Classic burn out symptoms can include lack […]

100% Of People Have Anxiety – Without Having An Anxiety Disorder

Not everyone has a diagnosed anxiety disorder, but everyone experiences anxiety. The symptoms of anxiety. And we’re supposed to. It’s normal. We have a sense that it’s not normal. Or that because it’s uncomfortable we need to seek medical attention immediately. And it is uncomfortable! Symptoms of anxiety can include heart palpitations, racing thoughts, uncontrollable […]

Roadside Therapy – Psychological First Aid for Shock Trauma

Tara Miller, Roadside Therapist. That was my title a few weeks ago. I attended to some victims of a dramatic car accident and was reminded how our instincts to support and console victims of high impact, falls, or shock trauma is often wrong. Misinformation about the nervous system and how it responds to trauma and […]

How To Stop Attracting The Wrong People Into Your Life

We already know how important it is to have healthy, likeminded people in your life. The power of influence that your “tribe” can have in your life. People that we’re close to impact us – on an emotional, mental, and even physical level. Our nervous systems attune to others. This process of attunement begins moments […]

A Better Treatment Approach to Treating Depression and Anxiety

I am not anti-medication for psychiatric conditions, but I am an advocate for many proven individual and combination non-prescription drug based therapies for treating these conditions. I also believe that there is a lack of information in the medical community about alternatives and that a more inclusive process is not being followed where medication is […]

On Guard! Three areas hypervigilance can show up in your life.

Do you feel on guard all the time – like you’re almost always scanning your environment and the people in it? Unable to relax, overly concerned, hyperaware? Do you notice an increased startle reflex or tension related to previous events and experiences? Do you feel like you keep people at arm’s length or have trouble […]

Restoring Hope, Reducing Meds, Recovering Joy. New Hope in Therapy.

Many people that have received a diagnosis from a psychiatrist lose hope of recovery. All of the stages of loss and grief can show up as the patient tries to accept a mental health diagnosis and whatever prognosis the doctor has offered. In addition, they deal with a changing cocktail of drug therapy to try […]