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Holly Speenburgh
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Alternative Resourcing: Thinking Outside the EMDR Protocol Box
For years I have used Eye Movement Desensitizationand Reprocessing (EMDR) as a major weapon in my battle against complex trauma.
My therapist, a well-rounded social worker who understands the importance of a
client-centered approach, was trained in EMDR nea...
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From Divine Being to Dear Friend
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a crush as " a strong feeling of romantic love for someone that is usually not expressed and does not last a long time." In my life I have had many text-book crushes, but as I get older I realize the word tends to enco...
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Boundaries: Stop Guessing!
I care for my therapist. That's a hard sentence to type. I grew up with the belief in firm boundaries with providers. Therapists and doctors are meant to help with specific problems. As I grew up, I fell very hard into black and white thinking. Either ...
Boundaries: Stop Guessing!
Boundaries: Stop Guessing!
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My Shenpa is Showing
" Shenpa is the
urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. " -   Pema Chodron The therapist who runs a support group I attend loves to
remind us that when we immediately close down or react without being able to
hear further explanat...
My Shenpa is Showing
My Shenpa is Showing
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Your Shenpa is Showing.
" Shenpa is
the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. "
- Pema Chodron The therapist who runs a support group I attend loves to remind us that when we immediately close down or react
without being able to hear further explanatio...
Your Shenpa is Showing.
Your Shenpa is Showing.
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Mindful Self-Compassion
"One of the
anomalies of wounded human nature is that we do not accept the very answer we
seek when it is given because we have become so accustomed to pain and confusion" [i] In the midst of self-loathing, doubt, and frustration over
the many "whys" in lif...
Mindful Self-Compassion
Mindful Self-Compassion
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Creating The Woman I Want To Be
Tonight I had a long conversation with a friend whom
I don't get to talk to on the phone nearly often enough. She was pondering the
dynamics of relationships on several levels and it lead me to realize the
amount of neglect people tend to have for their rel...
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Dance Saved My Life
Twenty two years ago the most significant thing in my life happened: I joined a dance school. A friend's mother was a dance teacher and she noticed how desperate I was to join a dance class and so she offered to transport me back and forth every week. She t...
Dance Saved My Life
Dance Saved My Life
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Expressing Myself
I've been on hiatus for a while as I work hard on making it through the holiday season successfully.  Mind you, during this time I had to redefine "successfully" several times before realizing that staying safe and finding moments to enjoy are really my goa...
Expressing Myself
Expressing Myself
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Letting Go of Labels
The past few months have been intense for me. I was interviewed for a book, started uncovering even more about myself in therapy, pushed myself to start leaving my "victim" self behind, and participated in my first retreat.  All of this I did with support, ...
Letting Go of Labels
Letting Go of Labels
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