I have some big and exciting changes and updates to share about liv wellness! September 25th will be my final week in my Downtown Vancouver practice, and I will be starting my maternity leave. This office has been the home to my practice for over two years, and it certainly feels like a significant transition … Continue reading BIG practice changes!
I hope this blog post is finding you enjoying the last few days of summer, absorbing the fresh air and vitamin D that this season has to offer as we’re starting to feel the transition to Autumn. I've been busy in the office, as well as out, finding time to enjoy the sunshine and unplug, … Continue reading Trauma Sensitive Yoga Reflections
We live in an age of distraction. If you feel even the most minute pain, there is a shiny object waiting for you to divert your attention. Take your pick! Shopping, scrolling online, gambling, drugs, alcohol, Netflix, podcasts, and quick, sugary, easy, processed food to name a few. Not only are distractions abundant, but they are easy … Continue reading The case for feeling feelings
Happy International Women's Day! The gender equality movement has been palpable in the past few months since my last related post. It is estimated that at least 3.3 million people participated in the Women's March across the United States. There were zero arrests. Beyond the U.S., people marched on all 7 continents in solidarity. With it … Continue reading Int’l Women’s Day + inciting an internal revolution
Sharing with you some highlights of my journey to liv wellness - As a competitive figure skater growing up, Sports Psychology was my first taste into appreciating the power our mindsets can have on our emotions and physical performances. Psychology developed into natural interest for me, and became my major in undergraduate studies, with a minor in Women's Studies. While working … Continue reading the road to liv wellness
Can you feel the Spring coming on? We're embarking on a beautiful season for nourishment, renewal & healing, as well as giving and receiving support. Registration is now open for female adult survivors of child sexual abuse who would like to participate in an 8-week group. Our start date is Wednesday, March 22nd! The Survivors Group is a group for female adult (age 18+) … Continue reading Calling Survivors!
Happy New Year! The new year has many excited about making change to better their minds and bodies. For those of you thinking of starting therapy, today I wanted to expose some of the mysteries of what goes on inside the therapy room. Specifically, my therapy room, as an EMDR therapist. I see EMDR as the future of … Continue reading What to expect in EMDR therapy
Today was an emotional day in the therapy room, the day after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. His statements have come up a fair amount in my practice this past year, as they have touched on wounds for many of the clients I work with, seeing as I primarily do trauma work … Continue reading Trump, Sexual Assault & Change
Hello, November! The weather is changing, and as always there are changes brewing in liv wellness, my cozy corner in Downtown Vancouver. Every day, I'm so humbled by the work clients are putting in individually and in group, as we are halfway through our current round of Survivors Group. I was asked back on The Trauma Therapist Podcast … Continue reading New Interview on Trauma Therapist Podcast
Calling female adult survivors of child sexual abuse looking for a trauma process group... Spots are available for our Wednesday, October 5th start date! The Survivors Group is a group for female adult (age 18+) survivors of child sexual abuse (abuse occurring at age 14 and younger). The Group will meet every Wednesday for 8 weeks from … Continue reading Calling Survivors!