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Eight “c-words” we need

Jun 14, 2020 | Tags: psychology, | No Comments

In Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, we draw on the healing energy of 8 “C-words” that often organically “come alive” when a person is connected to their heart and inner wisdom. Those words are: Confidence, Clarity, Compassion, Creativity, Calm, Connectivity, Curiosity, and Courage.

 

To give you an idea of these words in action, consider: (more…)



Mono-diets & eating psychology

Feb 29, 2020 | Tags: healing, immune system, psychology, | No Comments

My mom had once told me that when she was a girl and my grandfather Ernesto was sick, he would eat a diet of only fresh fruit, an easily digestible and high-energy food, for a few days so his body could focus on healing.

Many years later, when I was in New Mexico studying with Rita Navarette, a traditional Mexican curandera (healer) she suggested that it can be healing to have a mono-diet of fresh melon one day per week to rest the digestive organs.

I smiled and immediately thought my grandfather. (more…)



One major (and disorienting) teacher in my life…


A couple years ago I started sharing a personal story in a shadow psychology workshop I’d been teaching because of it’s relevance to the class content…

The story starts something like this:

In 2012, just starting a yoga teacher training, an old injury near my right shoulder blade started flaring up out of nowhere. No matter how focused I was on proper alignment, the pain wouldn’t subside so I hired a yoga therapist to help me. (more…)



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