Dismantling Societal Conditioning

HOW TO TRICK THE TRICKSTER? One of the most difficult tasks we face as parents is dismantling our own conditioning – the default behavioral state acquired over years of compelled obedience to arbitrary norms. That's because doing so requires dealing with something invisible to the untrained eye: the strings that are constantly pulled by the subconscious.   It is important to try no...

Raising Indigos

Indigos are children (and adults) with an expanded sensory perception. Their unique ability to “see through the veil” has been either romanticized or feared, resulting in a general misperception of their nature. I wish to offer a different, grounded perspective on the Indigo experience, with the intention of helping indigo children and their caregivers achieve self-confidence and nurturing...

Welcome to the Breath of Life

Imagine a flute. That flute represents you. As the breath passes through the instrument it generates a sound that is unique to you. Is it harmonious and clear or do you hear some discord and irregularities in your expression? Perhaps you’ve already mastered the lower tones and wish to move to the higher scales?  The first step is to orient inwards and listen. What do you hear? The second...

Working with Triggers

When you are feeling triggered by someone, it’s most likely not because of their behavior, but because of your own unresolved emotional material. If you allow yourself to be with the difficult feelings, without projecting the blame, you might discover that you have memories of that particular emotion that reach far back into your childhood.But there is no need to dig into the old stories, find...

The Wisdom of Creative Expression

There is a creative force within you that lives in the moment. It is quietly longing to be held in your presence and expressed. Allow yourself to connect with it. Let it permeate you and watch what happens. Give yourself to it; there is a chance you may be astonished. When allowed, this innate force will pour colors, movements and expressions into your life so that they may remind you of your...

Assisting a Child with Trauma Release

One day my son came back home with a massive scrape on his knee resulting from a bike fall. My initial focus was to clean up the wound and support his calm state. After about an hour, when all seemed to be “under control” I’ve noticed his body going through light tremors and felt his nervous system discharging (I’m a craniosacral therapist so I sense other’s somatic responses). He also...