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The core skills of DBT

She’s baaaaaaaack! DBT expert clinician Sheri Van Dijk returns with her signature workshops  Calming the Emotional Storm: Helping Clients Manage Their Emotions with DBT (May 9 – 10) and DBT: Beyond the Basics (May 11). What’s all the fuss? Why do we keep inviting her back and why do audiences want to know about DBT? […]

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Recruiting your own nervous system in therapy

Okay! This is what you’ve been waiting for! You know why the Polyvagal Therapy is important from video 1, you understand how it can be applied to help resolve traumatic triggers in video 2 and in this last video of our Deb Dana series, she describes the process by which your OWN nervous system is […]

The Three Organizing Principles of the Polyvagal Theory

In the second of three videos, Deb Dana gives a flash overview of the Polyvagal Theory and how current therapy experience can remap your clients’ nervous system by helping them resolve those micromoments of dysregulation when they are triggered. Click here or watch below for more. Learn to reliably and effectively work with the power […]

What is the Polyvagal System and why should therapists care?

The Polyvagal system is a part of the autonomic nervous system and as upcoming Fall 2018 speaker Deb Dana explains in the first of three videos, “the autonomic nervous system is actually a system of relationships. It’s shaped by experience and so we can reshape it by your experience of the therapy relationship.” Click here […]

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Summer Thoughts on Connecting by Disconnecting

With good weather here and summer approaching, I’m happy to forward you some musings from Pico Iyer, a longtime favourite writer of mine. A concern that is often on the minds of everyone including people coming for therapy and their therapists, is how to live in our fast-paced world where an ADHD existence is the expected norm, not the exception. How do we step […]

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Translating Meaning Into Life: A Taoist Parable, by Alan Briskin

It may be helpful for therapists to think of themselves as gardeners of synchronicity. One of my mentors, Dr. Milton Erickson spoke of encouraging clients to go out and see the world, and be open to experiences and “accidents” which their own consciousness’ could integrate as new ways of learning and dealing with difficulties. As well, this article stresses […]