https://www.yescollective.co/content/podcast-ep-50-healing-heart-mind-through-the-body-with-somatic-psychotherapist-betsy-powers Thank you Justin for a lovely conversation!
What is integration? Its a goal of therapy and the crux of healing for many. It is taking the disowned parts of oneself, reckoning with each part and then rolling all of the disparate parts together to create a deep and interesting whole. When we are young, things happen (someone we have a crush on … Continue reading Integration
We begin in this life innocent and whole. Life happens. Modern life, where people don’t have time. We are damaged and moving too quickly to not run into each other. We get small and fearful and heavy or loud and angry and continue the cycle of squashing one another. There’s a program for little kids … Continue reading We are all haunted houses
It comes through the speakers on my way into town: teenage surfer pop punk, my top secret musical guilty pleasure. No one knows I listen to this kind of music because it’s embarrassing. Its what played in my brain in adolescence and young adulthood. Its playing now, as my music is on shuffle and immediately … Continue reading Guilty Pleasures
As we descend into the hot breath of summer in quarantine, I am reminded of the importance of self care. Its easy to slip beneath the waters of stress and uncertainty and forget to take care of yourself. YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS. In our culture, self care isn't a priority so its natural … Continue reading Coping