Trauma is a person’s emotional and psychological reaction to an intense or overwhelming event. When thinking about psychological trauma, it necessary to first understand the symptoms for trauma. Some symptoms for psychological trauma include: Mood swings (anger, irritability, frustration) Anxiety and Fear Guilt and Shame Self-blame Feeling sad or hopeless Feeling disconnected or numb This…

What exactly is the Third Realm? When I decided to name my practice Third Realm, I was knee-deep into my personal heart-centering meditation journey. I was also taking a Jung and Imagery course just prior to the launch of Third Realm, which is when I came across an article written by Haule (1997) describing the…

When teenagers were attending school remotely, many teens developed habits of sleeping in longer and staying up later.  Summer vacation has not helped this issue.  To most teenagers summer means sleeping in and staying up later playing online games with their friends or watching  movies on their phones.  This definitely does not promote a good…

  All over the Country teenagers will be starting their first year in high school or returning to high school.  Typically I would recommend that parents think back to their first day of high school and how they felt and what they were expecting high school to be like and how they were expecting there…

The essence of healing is connection – first, to yourself. Then, to others. Your human nature directs you to seek bonding. You are, biologically and neurologically, wired for this. Unfortunately, when carrying unhealed trauma, you could seek harmful connections because you’re disconnected from yourself. Trauma is that very separation from the body and emotions.- Gabor…

Art therapy and Trauma informed art therapy Art therapy is a combination of psychological approaches and art to address psychological, psycho-social, emotional, and behavioral issues. The goal of art therapy sessions is often to improve the individual’s overall well-being and reduce the negative symptoms of disorders. According to the American Art Therapy Association, “art therapy…

What is art therapy? Art therapy is a modality, in which art and psychology are combine to address the presenting emotional and behavioral difficulties. The focus of art therapy sessions is often on exploring emotions, thoughts, and behaviors from a symbolic way, in which clients are not obliged to verbalize their thoughts or how they…

Depression can take as many forms as the people who experience it. And given that it will affect almost all of us at some point in our lives, it’s important to be able to recognize the signs — both the common signs and the ones you might not expect. Learning to identify the symptoms of…