The Pandemic, Zoom and Polyvagal Theory

I recently saw a pre-publication version of an editorial by Stephen Porges, “The COVID-19 Pandemic is a Paradoxical Challenge to Our Nervous System: A Polyvagal Perspective.”1 In it he says, “The pandemic impacts on our biological imperative to connect.” Polyvagal theory says that as mammals we need to connect to co-regulate. In fact, we use […]

Help Your Kids Calm Down Faster

This pandemic we are living in can be hard on families with young kids. You are home, all day, with no relief or maybe you are out working and worrying that you might be bringing something home to your children. Your kids may be scared too, and they don’t have the emotional skills to be […]

What to Say When You’re “Tapping” with Energy Psychology

Beyond the Talking Cure: Talk and Tap The practice of guided change has its foundation in psychotherapy, once dubbed the talking cure. After more than one hundred years of psychotherapy history, we count many success stories, yet the question becomes: Is talking enough? Many are turning to body and mind interventions to increase the odds […]