Therapists also deal with brokenness. We use that brokenness to become spaces of healing in the room with the patient. Here is a companion article about this that I wrote for the “Connectfulness” blog.
This week I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Jackie Flynn, who is a licensed play therapist and producer of the podcast Parenting In the Rain. I had such a great time talking with her about the ways that trauma and divorce can effect kids and how mindfulness can really be integrated to create a holding space for them. Jackie is currently producing a class on parenting through divorce. Signup for her free resources and course are here: http://
This week we return to being the observer in our mindfulness practice. Often the thoughts that try to intrude on our meditations are related to anxiety. Anxiety over the past and things that have already been or anxiety related to the future and what might be. These are things that are often related to what Brene’ Brown called the “Myth of Scarcity”…I’m not good enough, or smart enough, or enough enough. Sometimes they are related to fear of what might be or guilt over what we have done. Inviting these anxieties in one by one we can observe them from a detached perspective and decide what they are trying to communicate to us, where are they rooted and what action must we take to free ourselves.
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Nazanin Moali who is a practitioner in the LA area specializing in the treatment of adolescent addictions, especially eating disorders. Her approach is to integrate the family in supporting and motivating the individual and I found her informative and refreshing as I’m sure you will. Her website is: http://oasis2care.com/ . Naz also produces a live internet show that is done in Farsi (her native tongue) and you can find that show here: http://ch1.cc/ each week. For times or questions contact Dr. Moali at [email protected]
This week’s guest is Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT who specializes in the treatment of porn and sexual addictions. This is a burgeoning area in addictions and is often rooted in severe abuse and trauma issues. Although I have an understanding of process addictions like sexual addiction, gambling addictions, etc I was very excited to be able to sit and speak with Duane who specializes in this area. The scope of his knowledge is extensive. You can find his website at www.NovusMindfulLife.com