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Understanding Sexual Trauma

Understanding Sexual Trauma

Treating Sexual Trauma Stories such as Dr. Ford’s decades-old sexual trauma may be frozen in the mind and body. Traumatic experiences remain cocooned in the nervous system and are susceptible to the effects of brain chemistry. Imago therapists use core skills to be an empathetic, neutral listener. Trauma therapists employ these core skills AND an additional layer of resilience, patience, hopefulness, and strong boundaries. Trauma therapists gently hold space for their client’s emotional and embodied pain allowing the story to emerge organically. How Trauma Appears Trauma may obscure a client’s self-compassion resources. […]

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A New Way to Love Workshop

A New Way to Love Workshop

Invest in your marriage! Make an investment in your marriage or relationship. Building on a spiritual foundation, you and your partner will acquire tools to deepen your communication, build a bridge to each other’s world, and repair ruptures in your relationship. Whether married for one year or for ten years, this workshop will focus on renewing what brought you together in the beginning. “Discovering a new way to love” is the theme for the Couplehood workshop.  This affordable six-week session is aimed at transforming the world one relationship at […]

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Essential Oils for Beginners

Essential Oils for Beginners

Join Olivia MacMillan, Registered Aromatherapist, as she guides you through all the need-to-knows about using essential oils to heal the body, mind, and spirit. This class will cover where essential oils come from, how they are made, and the profiles of 8 of the most versatile, important, and economical essential oils as well as how essential oils are best used and why, essential oil safety, dos & don’ts, and easy recipes! Don’t forget to bring your questions as the last 20 minutes of the class will be Q&A with […]

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Mother-Daughter Conflict

Presumably, the most enduring relationship most women have is with their mothers. Researchers suggest that daughters form an attachment bond with their mothers during infancy and rarely discontinue their relationship irrespective of the bond. Working as a healthcare provider for geriatric clients, specifically aging mothers, I often notice mothers request their daughter over their sons for emotional support. Research conducted on mother-daughter dyads who were chronically subject to conflict revealed that despite experiencing negative emotion and resentment, daughters seldom end their relationship with their mothers. One could be curious […]

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9 Tips to Live Ayurveda This Fall

As we transition into the fall season, the season of Vata, we can empower ourselves by bringing as much energy and happiness as possible into our everyday life with these simple ayurvedic tips. With a few easy changes in our routine, it may surprise you how easily we can transition from one season into the next! Be with Nature Take time every day for a walk in the sun. Early morning is a wonderful time. Turn off the phone and listen to the sounds of nature or the environment, […]

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Understanding Trauma: Yoga for Recovery, Restoration, Reintegration, Resilience

The holistic healing that comes from a regular yoga practice can be profound. Subsequently, the body of research in the yoga arena continued to grow exponentially; the field is now looking at yoga as a therapeutic modality and yoga in our communities. Accordingly, the most dedicated yoga teachers and healthcare professionals need additional trauma-based training, or resilience training, to adequately serve within these areas. Thus, Jai Yoga Integrative Therapy and Yoga2Sleep have collaborated to offer a comprehensive Resilience Yoga Therapy Training for Yoga Teachers like no other. Understanding Trauma: […]

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Top Tips for Balancing Fiery Emotions An interview with Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D.

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy — except when those fiery Pitta emotions flare up as a result of too much heat. Fortunately, Ayurveda offers easy, natural remedies to keep you cool as a cucumber this summer. In the interview below, we delve into the topic with top integrative physician and Ayurvedic expert, Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D. Dr. Lonsdorf was named “one of the nation’s most prominent Ayurvedic doctors” by The Chicago Tribune. vpk: Could you explain why, from the perspective of Ayurveda, we might tend to feel more irritable or short-tempered […]

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The Imago Center of Washington DC Announces Three New Women’s Groups

Hayley Hoffman; a Counselor Therapist at our partner organization, The Imago Center of Washington DC, will be leading three new Women’s Groups beginning this fall. Women in The Second Chapter of Life Women who identify as any or all of the following may be interested in a psychodynamic group therapy experience: 20-something to 40-something, curious about how you got here and who you are in this moment of your life, willing to explore the emotions, behaviors and patterns that keep you stuck, prepared to peel back “layers of the onion” […]

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