Category: Survivor Love Notes

Counseling | Coaching | Cultivating | Creating

What is EMDR?!?

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – Therapy is an evidence-based protocol for addressing a number of mental health issues, including: Complex Trauma & cPTSD Single-incident Trauma Grief & Loss Socio-political Trauma: racism, misogyny, ableism, queer/transphobia, identity discrimination, micro-aggressions, etc Stress Depression Sleep Disturbance Pain Anxiety Family Relationships Workplace Stressors Goals and Habits Personal…
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March 9, 2018 0

Upcoming Healing Support Circle Sessions 2018

A Space to Thrive offers 2 sessions of our 12-week Healing Support Circle (HSC) each year.  Session I is offered in the Spring (January-March) and Session II is offered in the Fall (September – November).  Click here to register in FULL or to schedule a HSC INITIAL INTAKE only.  This circle is open to women, femme,…
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March 6, 2018 0

On Making Space

Letting go doesn’t leave me empty, it leaves me open. 19 years ago, I was living in a housing unit that burned down and I lost all my material possessions from that time and a good chunk of memories from my life before.  Six months later, I buried three of my foster kiddos who were…
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January 15, 2018 0

[taking up space]

don’t be so humble with your whispering ways and sotto vocce give sound to your story give volume to your voice the world cannot learn all you have to teach when you remain quiet don’t be so humble shrinking, shriveling wilting into corners and shadow sidelines there is ample room for the breadth and depths…
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October 19, 2017 0

Trauma, Loss, and Clutter

Studies show that there’s a strong link between clutter (lots and lots of it) in the home and experiences of profound loss and/or trauma.  This morning my trunk is loaded with the first pile (of many) of items for the thrift store. I also filled a large city trash bin last night. It may seem…
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October 5, 2017 0