• Attachment Trauma

    Get acquainted with your Inner Child

    Your early childhood experiences have a huge effect on how you interact with others in all your adult relationships.  The role you played in your family of origin has impacts on your life.  It is vital to understand the part you played in your family, especially if you were part of a dysfunctional one. If you are unaware of this child lives inside of you, is an immature part of you. It can hijack your emotions and cause unconscious reactions to people and situations when something from your early experiences triggers a memory that evokes an automatic response.  If you are not cognizant of its presence, it is running you…

  • Therapy

    Starting your Journey through Psychoanalysis

    It seems like most people entertain the idea of going to therapy only when they have exhausted all other efforts to “fix” what isn’t working with their lives.  It is unfortunate we aren’t all encouraged to do this earlier in life, as it could set us up for healthy course correction before we reach the midlife-crisis age.   My decision to go was based on my curiosity around why I had ignored my own feelings and tolerated the resulting pain in my relationship for such a long span of time.  Why did I do this?  Why didn’t I speak up for myself?   I was at a loss, so I turned to…

  • Mindfulness

    Quieting the mind with Meditation

    This is a big topic to cover in my first post.  However, one of my first challenges was getting a hold over racing thoughts and my emotions.  I was so unfocused and dis-regulated I could hardly function.  I experienced my first panic attack ever, and it scared me.  I had difficulties staying present at work and at night my mind would race, and I couldn’t sleep.   My first step was trying to get a handle over my thought so that I could calm down.   Meditation has been proven to help all types of issues from stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, controlling pain and addressing trauma in the body.  The up side…