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Impacts of Developmental Trauma

Impacts of Developmental Trauma

Self-worth. Self- love. Self-compassion. Self-care.  Why is it so hard? Why is it so hard to feel worthy? Why is it so hard to feel deserving of love? Why is it so hard to stop critical thoughts? These are topics that come up frequently with clients and it’s...

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I am the 10th child of 2 – Personal Lessons from Grief

I am the 10th child of 2 – Personal Lessons from Grief

Legacy of Grief You could say that grief and I have an intimate relationship. In the 7 years between my sisters birth and mine my parents experienced a total of 7 miscarriages and the birth of one son, my brother Michael, who only lived for a few days due to...

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Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent Communication

  Nonviolent Communication Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is one of the most useful skills I have ever learned. The creator, Marshall B. Rosenberg, has used NVC in war-torn areas as a way to find peaceful resolutions. This is a testament as to how...

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Communication – Attachment Styles

Communication – Attachment Styles

In the three previous parts of this series we explored embodied listening, gaining clarity, and how to re-establish our sense of self during periods of heightened stress. In this final part we will explore attachment theory. Knowing your...

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Communication – Soothe before Logic

Communication – Soothe before Logic

"Inviting our thoughts and feelings into awareness allows us to learn from them rather than be driven by them." ~ Daniel Siegel In part one we looked at a foundational aspect of communication - embodied listening. In part two we explored how...

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Communication – Clarity

Communication – Clarity

Clear Communication In part one we explored the importance of listening. This aspect of communicating involves a little more personal work to unearth the subtext of what you are trying to say. It asks for an open-hearted curiosity about what you are hearing and it...

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