Why I Believe 4-7-8 Breath is a Good Daily Practice
Deepening our capacity to mindfully attend to internal experience (thoughts, feelings and sensations) in the present moment is an important part of healing from the effects of trauma. Various mindfulness practices (of which there are no shortage these days) can be useful in this pursuit. However, some mindfulness and meditation practices […]
Welcome Our New Student Intern at CCIH – Holly Wollesen!
Read a short interview below to learn a bit more about our new student intern at CCIH – Holly Wollesen! What initially got you interested in therapy? I was first interested in mental health when I volunteered in the psychiatric ward at The University of Wisconsin- Madison Hospital. Through my interactions and connections with the […]
Welcome Our New Staff Member at CCIH – Michelle Horner!
Read a short interview below to learn a bit more about our new CCIH Staff member, Michelle Horner! What initially got you interested in therapy? In my undergraduate studies, I was drawn to both the fields of psychology and criminal justice with limited understanding of how I could make sense of these two interests. A […]
Food, The Body, and Trauma and Attachment
The Body Isn’t the Problem; it’s the answer. – Rachel Lewis-Marlow In our CCIH Study Group in August we decided to change up our usual routine and discuss a podcast. We choose Food, The Body, and Trauma and Attachment with Guests Paula Scatoloni & Rachel Lewis-Marlow from the Therapist Uncensored podcast series. I have often […]
Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy: Yoga can happen off the mat
Yoga – so very misunderstood. I still remember when I thought that yoga was just exercises with some breathing thrown in. I was 12 years old and very bendy when I picked up a yoga book and thought the poses were cool. It wasn’t until I took the yoga teacher training at the Temple of […]
Why I Love Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approaches
Like many therapists, my education and training in clinical psychotherapy primarily comes from a psychodynamic framework. I learned all about relational and attachment psychotherapy, family systems theory, as well as some cognitive-behavioral approaches and basic mindfulness techniques here and there. I am so grateful for all of this foundational framework and I consider it all […]
Welcome Our New Staff member at CCIH!
Read a short interview below to learn a bit more about our newest CCIH Staff member, Leah Goldgar! What initially got you interested in therapy? I’ve wanted to be a therapist since late elementary school. I frequently found myself in the role of “helper” and was always drawn to people who seemed to be in […]
The Untold Story, Get Out of Your Own Way and NARM with Bianka Hardin
Listen to a podcast with Bianka Hardin. Enjoy a rich conversation about: – Bianka’s journey into developing more safety and enjoyment in her body and working with anxieties and fears – Exploring trust and mistrust – The profound experience of realizing she was holding someone else’s fear – Bianka’s personal journey into exploring the truth […]
A Tale of Three States
We live in a story that originates in our autonomic state, is sent through autonomic pathways from the body to the brain, and is then translated by the brain into the beliefs that guide our daily living. The mind narrates what the nervous system knows. Story follows state. (The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy, p. 35) […]