Healing and Recovery

Healing and recovery are often viewed as synonymous when we talk about eating disorders and addictions. It is sometimes believed that once you are recovered, you are also healed from the cause of the underlying issue. I wanted to shed light on this topic as this type of thinking can be false, and cause a…

Finding Happiness: The Paradox of Controlling and Letting Go

A big part of why we are unhappy is our belief that we cannot control our lives in the direction we want them to go. The truth, however, is that the way we see/define control is the reason why we cannot move forward.  We either see control a something unattainable, impossible, something we cannot hold…

Ending the Drama of Work Trauma

Long gone are supposed to be the days of being sent to the principal’s office. However, the current organizational culture can make us adults feel like children in trouble, being called to the manager’s office.  Organizations spend millions of dollars using EAP programs to aid workers with stress, but nobody really speaks about abuse in…

The Purpose of Yoga in Healing

Yoga can serve as a way to witness and change the patterns, behaviours and beliefs that keep our authentic selves trapped within.  We approach yoga practice the way we approach life and given that our approach to life is shaped by our trauma, our yoga practice can greatly influence our understanding of ourselves and aid…

Moving towards what we Want

Trauma often leaves us stuck in body and mind, preventing us from getting what we want in life as doing so requires movement. This at times is in direct opposition to our defenses which keep us frozen and unable to produce action. Remaining stagnant serves as proof that we cannot get to where we want…