Miscellaneous

Why New Year’s Resolutions Are So Hard to Keep

If you have ever set a New Year’s resolution, you have probably noticed that by February, the momentum of your original motivation begins to wane or disappears altogether. Professor Peter Herman of the University of Toronto explains that our expectations when making New Year’s resolutions are often unrealistic and out of alignment with how we see [...]

5 Simple Self-Care Tips for Therapists, Body Workers, and Coaches

Most of us who decide to dedicate our career lives to a “helping profession” such as therapy, counseling, coaching, massage, energy work, yoga instruction, or Somatic Experiencing do so with the intention of supporting others in achieving contentment and deeply satisfying lives. Unfortunately, we may also sacrifice our own wellness and lose ourselves as our growing passion [...]

Video Blog: Avoidant Attachment Adaptation and How We Work with Them in DARe Trainings

                DARe stands for Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience, which is a series of four module-style trainings that address Attachment as it affects our lives and the lives of our clients. These trainings are available live, on DVD, and soon to be offered online. DARe is designed to help us [...]

Creative Ways to Self-Regulate during the 2016 Election

Stay present and less stressed this election season! In this video I will cover: How disorganized attachment is created Creative ways to self-regulate & co-regulate Therapeutic techniques to use with your clients Understanding the range of resiliency - Dan Siegel's Window of Tolerance Working the systems of chaos theory for increased maturation (introducing perturbation /stimulus) I think [...]

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Therapists

HABIT #1 Embodying Compassion. It all starts with love and compassion. The best therapists deeply empathize with their clients. They also have much self-love for their own history and self journey. HABIT #2 The Discipline to Do What You Do Best. Those who rise to the top of any field, often focus on a specific type of work or [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day from Diane Poole Heller

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you enjoy this video. Valentine's Day is a celebration of our capacity to love. To ensure you're getting and giving the greatest gourmet contact nutrition on this special day, remember: Be conscious of your voice: Choose and use a melodic and soothing voice. Incorporate touch: Touch is the way we communicate [...]

Video Blog: About Your Brain

  While you may be excellent at interpreting the goings-on of your clients' brains, how thoroughly do you understand the inner workings of your own brain, especially in session with your clients? In this video, I talk about: What might be making it more difficult for you to stay "in the zone" How evolution affects our [...]

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