Emotional Freedom Tapping

Emotional Freedom Tapping

This is my favorite video for learning Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I like to call it Emotional Freedom Tapping because you go through this process tapping on various psychological acupressure points. Emotional freedom technique is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. Michelle Chalfant is an excellent teacher Read more…

Shock Release

Shock Release

Release Shock from Body: In times of crisis, we often go into a state of shock. We can feel paralyzed and find it difficult to take any action. Shock is a normal response to trauma and crisis. This exercise is a place to begin releasing the stuck energy of shock Read more…

Vagus Nerve Reset

Vagus Nerve Reset

Vagus nerve reset is a simple tapping technique used as a tool for emotional regulation. When we feel overwhelmed or collapsed, it is difficult to function or think clearly. Vagus nerve reset reconnects the body and the mind. We are able to think more clearly in the midst of stressors Read more…

Grounding like a tree

Grounding Like a Tree

Join Jen in this meditation that explores what it is like to be deeply rooted and centered in your body. Imagine the deep roots of a tree. With a strong foundation, the tree can endure any weather. Though it may bend and sway, a deep-rooted tree remains grounded. Learn to Read more…

Seven A's of Healing Gabor Mate

Seven A’s of Healing

The following is taken from Chapter 19 of When the Body Says No; Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Mate, M.D. The Seven A’s of Healing “Pursuing the seven A’s of healing will help us grow into emotional competence. Emotional competence is the capacity that enables us to stand in a responsible, Read more…

Elizabeth Haberer Thrive Trauma Informed Yoga

Thrive Trauma Informed Yoga

Self-Care Houston, Episode 7: Elizabeth Haberer joins Jennifer in a conversation about Thrive Trauma Informed Yoga. Trauma Informed Yoga can increase connection with the breath, enabling the brain to become less aroused, and relaxation to begin. A yoga practice partners beautifully with specialized trauma therapies such as EMDR, Emotional Dysregulation, Read more…

trauma counseling

Abusive Relationships

Self-Care Houston, Episode 4: Chau Nguyen joins Jennifer in a conversation about abusive relationships, important resources and self-care. Chau is a social worker and the chief marketing officer at Houston Area Womens Center. Subscribe in iTunes. Resources from Podcast: Domestic Violence During the Pandemic: Resources for Victims and Survivors How to Find Help from Read more…

Emotional Freedom Tapping

Emotional Freedom Tapping

Emotional Freedom Tapping, or EFT, is very easy to learn, and will help you: Alleviate Negative Emotions Reduce Food Cravings Reduce or Eliminate Pain And Implement Positive Goals Emotional Freedom Tapping, or EFT, is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture. Simply tapping Read more…

Shame Resilience

Shame Resilience

Shame is an intensely painful experience that impacts our sense of self and our relationships. Shame is the experience that there is something deeply wrong with me and there is no way to fix it. When triggered, we feel exposed and experience painful emotional and physical symptoms: Increased body temperature – a Read more…

Lightstream

Lightstream Meditation

The light stream is a relaxation meditation used to calm distressing sensations in the body. It is also a body scan that allows you to be compassionate and mindful of what you are experiencing and feeling in this present moment. This is an adaptation of Francine Shapiro’s original Light Stream.

EMDR Anxiety and Trauma

What Is EMDR?

What is EMDR? The mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Francine Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1987, utilizing this natural process in Read more…

Light Stream

Light Stream

The light stream is a relaxation meditation used to calm distressing sensations in the body. It is also a body scan that allows you to be compassionate and mindful of what you are experiencing and feeling in this present moment. This is an adaptation of Francine Shapiro’s original Light Stream. Read more…