• Dr. Laurel Parnell, Phd, Parnell EMDR Institute: “Dr. Parnell has trained thousands of clinicians in Attachment Focused-EMDR both nationally and internationally. In addition to the treatment of PTSD, EMDR is a somatic intervention to treat the psychological effects of smaller traumas that manifest in symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, low self-esteem, creativity blocks, and relationship difficulties. Not only does healing occur much more rapidly than in traditional therapy, but as a result of EMDR’s clearing of emotional and physical blockages, many people also experience a sense of joy, openness, and deep connection with others. EMDR is a quantum leap in the human ability to heal trauma and maladaptive beliefs” (Parnell website)
  • Somatic Experiencing: Dr. Peter Levine, ““We resolve trauma by moving fluidly between instinct, emotion, and rational thought, becoming whole human animals completely capable of our natural abilities.”  A biological approach to healing trauma. Somatic Experiencing addresses core nervous system functions, and therefore resolves stuck symptoms of past difficult events that remain in the body. Most importantly, a somatic approach allows us to get ever more settling with every session. What is Somatic Experiencing?  SE addresses the stress of trauma. Such as, relational abuse, car accidents, surgeries, or impact falls. Because balancing internal experience with external orientation, in the presence of safe and reliable support, we free up subtle tension forces in the body, and therefore feel more calm, safe, and supported in the world. (Somatic Experiencing website)
  • Jack Kornfield, Phd, Clinical Psychologist and Vipassana Buddhist Meditation Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA, Buddhist Psychology: Buddhism includes an analysis of human psychology, emotion, cognition, behavior and motivation along with therapeutic Buddhist practices for opening the heart. A unique feature of Buddhist psychology is that it is embedded within the greater Buddhist ethical and philosophical system, and its psychological terminology is colored by ethical overtones. Buddhist psychology has two therapeutic goals: the healthy and virtuous life of a householder and monastic alike, the ultimate goal of nirvana, and the total cessation of dissatisfaction and suffering. (Wikipedia)