Therapy, Spirituality, and Mysticism

Therapy, Spirituality, and Mysticism

In the medieval period it was common to take pilgrimages to the holy land from mainland Europe. The trip was an opportunity to face one’s fears and learn to know the deepest parts of self. The trip was long and dangerous. The terrain and culture were different from anything that pilgrims had seen back home. Along the way the pilgrims prayed, fasted and sought inner peace to prepare to be close to God. The pilgrimage to the holy land was a metaphor for Jesus’s life and journey much like the stations of the cross....

What Happens to the Eye During a Brainspotting Therapy Session?

What Happens to the Eye During a Brainspotting Therapy Session?

Brainspotting is a revolutionary new therapy for trauma and PTSD. We use many modalities of therapy at Taproot Therapy Collective, but brainspotting is one of the most effective treatments for PTSD and lowering anxiety that I've ever found. when doing brain spotting the therapist looks for a position where your eye blinks and dilates. Many patients wonder what their eye looks like so I created this video to show you what I'm seeing when I do brain spotting on a patient. The eye you see in the video is my own eye...

How do I talk to my kids about sex?

How do I talk to my kids about sex?

Talking with your kids about sex is one of the best things a parent can do. We know it’s protective. Kids who are knowledgeable and have a healthy, body positive sense of their own sexuality are less likely to become victims of sexual abuse in childhood. What should I tell my kids about sex? Children need to know the proper names for their genitals. Despite all the silly names that exists for them, children are safer when they are able to speak about them in regular terminology. Children also need to know what...

Why Go to Family Counseling

Why Go to Family Counseling

Why Find a Family Counselor? Today’s families are under enormous pressure. Childhood is no longer a protected space for children to gradually adjust to realities of adult life. Opportunities for disappointment and hurt have multiplied with the access to technology that most children carry in their pocket. It is more important than ever that parents are equipped to communicate about the realities of life and build strong relationships with their children. How Does Family Counseling Work? Using words to name and...

What is the Body Brain? How Psychological Trauma is Stored in the Body

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvBKeJ-CEHw When trauma is stored in the brain it is stored on a deep emotional level of the body brain. This sub cortical or "body brain" is responsible for our physical and emotional reactions to stimuli. Trauma and PTSD are stored in this part of the brain. Therapy modalities that activate and regulate the sub cortical brain are the methods that work to heal trauma.

Aztec Philosophy by James Maffie Book Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHJ3JWCM4EE Aztec Mythology is never something that I understood very well. Mesoamerican mythology represents a distinct and unique perspective on the human psyche. Aztec Philosophy by James Maffie explains the metaphysical word view of the Nahua people and their mythology. Aztec philosophy is not only shockingly modern but also reflects our current understanding of physics an space time.

Demystifying Jung

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N2LzA5ShkY Jung was a complicated man. He was broad minded to the point that he dabbled in parapsychology and ESP. Jung outlined a type of new psychology but was hesitant to spell out what the implications or boundaries of this new psychology should be. Jung’s ambivalence towards standardizing his psychology shows across the varied fields in which it has become practiced. The study of archetypal images latent within the humanity's collective unconscious has become known as “depth...

The Origins and History of Consciousness by Erich Neuman Book Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZKa1rKKQGI Evo psych theorists area dime a dozen today, but who was the first one? I think there is a good case to be made that it might be Erich Neuman. What changed in mankind as we evolved from animals into conscious beings? In this book Erich Neuman charts the progress of that process and lays out a theory of the development of human consciousness. It is an imperfect theory yet perhaps the first attempt at this project.

Ketamine for Trauma and PTSD – Interview with Dr. Harrison Irons from Southern Ketamine and Wellness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKeR4siEbPc We work with many providers in the area to make sure that our clients receive the best care for their unique issue. One of the providers in the area of medical IV Ketamine is Southern Ketamine and Wellness. Dr. Harrison Irons was kind enough to sit down with us and explain the process for receiving ketamine treatment. Ketamine infusions are used in the treatment of PTSD, panic disorders, dissociation, dopamine disorders, mood disorders and the management of chronic...

Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

Growing up is all about accepting the reality of the human condition. All children are born needing and wanting someone to respond to them. Parents are the first responders and the shape and quality of their response will echo in the child’s pattern of relationships for the rest of their life. Most parents care deeply about how their responses shape their child. They want their child to grow up, to learn to love and to build relationships for themselves. This noble desire is fraught with many challenges. Early in...