Healing from Hurricane Ian

Healing from Hurricane Ian

Trauma is Not the Event But Your Reaction to the Event Whether you were caught in your house as 10 feet of rushing water was surrounding you, fearfully waiting in a closet as you listened to the howls of 150 mph winds believing you were not going to make it out...
Turning Knowing Into Doing!

Turning Knowing Into Doing!

Understanding and Changing Behaviors are not the Same What works when you are trying to change your autonomic nervous system’s reaction to events and situations?  As I pointed out in part 1 of this series, (see earlier blog post here) there is a reason your...
What is Neuroception and How Can it Help with Healing?

What is Neuroception and How Can it Help with Healing?

Finding New Ways to Heal through Understanding our Biology! “A symptom will persist until it is understood, not pathologized”. These words struck me as incredibly wise as I was attending the Polyvagal Institute’s Many Voices of Polyvagal Theory Virtual...
World Mental Health Day Renamed

World Mental Health Day Renamed

Why Bottom-Up not Top-Down May Work for Mental Health! Today is World Mental Health Day. Perhaps we should rename this as “The Role of the Nervous System World Mental Health Day.” Here is what I have learned through my own mental health healing journey. When I was in...
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