"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the         whole staircase, just take the first step."     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

Resources to Support You on Your Path

 

 

Trauma

 

My EMDR teacher's website offers encouragement, education, exercises, and suggested readings that are supportive to clinicians and those working through trauma. www.trauma101.com

 

National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine is a pioneer and leader in the field of mind-body-spirit medicine. Focuses on mindfulness and spirituality in healing, trauma training, and brain science. Though this site is targeted toward clinicians, anyone could benefit from its cutting edge resources. www.NICABM.com

 

Downloadable Teachings and Meditations

 

A wealth of free downloadable guided mindfulness meditations by Dr. Don Siegel.  http://www.mindfulness-solution.com/DownloadMeditations.html

 

Free downloads of powerful talks from insight meditation retreats.  

www.dharmaseed.org

 

Seven daily activities that make up the full set of "mental nutrients" you need to function at your best.  These essential mental activities strengthen your brain's internal connections and your connections with other people and the world around you.  www.drdansiegel.com/resources

 

Dartmouth College sponsors this excellent website to encourage healthy behavior in their students, and it is available to us too!  It has many excellent user friendly and well researched resources on topics including stress management, sleep issues, relaxation, and nutrition.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~healthed/relax/index.html

 

Personal Growth

 

Audio Learning Courses, Interactive Learning Kits, Music, Instructional DVDs and more. Topics include: yoga, meditation, psychology, creativity, health and healing, self-discovery, relationships. Free downloads available. My favorite resource. www.soundstrue.com

 

This site offers a wealth of creative ways to incorporate spiritual practices into my daily life, drawing upon the riches of all the world’s religions. www.spiritualityandpractice.com

 

Affordable online personal growth classes, inspiration and free emails on a wide variety of topics.  Something for everyone!  www.dailyom.com

 

Guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparste's site includes research, tips, support, ideas and guided imagery to help with panic, sleep issues, trauma, anger management, and creativity.  A great resource. www.belleruthnaparstek.com

 

On Being is a soulful and amazingly rich NPR radio program that can be listened to as a free downloadable podcast.  It is a "spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit." www.onbeing.org

 

If you don't know Brene Brown's work, you simply must remedy that! She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame and her work has inspired millions to live more wholeheartedly.  www.brenebrown.com

 

Creative, safe, loving, and transformative Gestalt therapy workshops and trainings with Mariah Fenton Gladis, Dr. Mark Putnam, and Dr. Dori Middleman.  I can't recommend Mariah's book "Tales of a Wounded Healer" more highly.  www.gestaltcenter.com

 

This heart centered, generous website is  a useful resource for seekers of psychological health and resilience, healthy relationships, creative authenticity, spiritual well-being, and for professionals whose lifework it is to serve such seekers. Exercises, quotes, accessible research-a top notch site.

www.lindagraham-mft.net

 

Movement Resources

 

American Dance Therapy Association Website. www.adta.org

 

Authentic Movement. www.authenticmovementcommunity.org

 

Contemplative Dance is at once a creative resource, a spiritual practice, and a psychological pathway.  This is my teachers' website. They offer retreats, trainings, and workshops.  It is work of impeccable integrity. www.contemplativedance.org

 

Qi Gong is one of my favorite practices to enliven my energy, clear out stress and tension, and center myself. Lee Holden's site is a great introduction to it. www.leeholden.com

 

Kripalu Yoga focuses on getting in touch with one’s own innate wisdom and happiness through cultivating nonjudgmental awareness.  Bonnie Showalter is a master teacher.  www.yogaunlimited.org

 

Yoga is one of the best gifts a young person can receive to help them ground, center, and connect with their source.  Susan Lazarchick is certified to teach teen yoga, and has worked with adolescents in clinical settings for over a decade.  Highly recommended. www.shriyogapa.com

 

Creativity/Art Resources

 

Supplies and resources for SoulCollage(R) work:  www.hanfordmead.com 

 

Home website for SoulCollage(R):  www.soulcollage.com

 

Resources and support (and my teacher's site!):  www.kaleidosoul.com

 

"Abbey of the Arts" is an online global monastery without walls offering retreats, classes, books, and resources to nurture contemplative practice and creative expression.  www.abbeyofthearts.com

 

Top 50 Art Therapy Blogs...a must see.  www.intuitivecreativity.typepad.com

 

Recognizing that creativity and beauty are powerful agents for healing and change, Barefoot Artists works with poor communities around the globe practicing the arts to bring healing, self-empowerment and social change.  So inspiring!  www.barefootartists.org

 

An oasis of beauty, this website by dream expert Toko-Pa is a soul feast that offers vitamins for your right brain.  Imagery, poetic musings, trusted advice on dreaming...well worth a visit. www.toko-pa.com

 

Great prices on Tempera paint and painting paper www.etriarco.com

 

Art Supplies galore!  www.dickblick.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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