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Julian Royce, MA on his background, philosophy and EMDR trauma informed therapy

Read the full interview at: https://craigsalernocounseling.com/articles/julianroyce-emdr

First Responders and Trauma

Today I had the privilege of offering a free session to a first responder affected by the recent mass shooting at King Soopers here in Boulder. In working with trauma, I have come to the unfortunate discovery that such widely publicized events are in fact the tiniest tip of the iceberg of unresolved & unhealed…
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This Light Shines Brighter When It’s Home.

Movement – bliss pain and resistance why why why am I here? Taking my heart and placing it back in my breast This light shines brighter when it’s  home. The sun never moves to bring us light. Mist in the mornings, frost on the leaves Heat and burning anger in the pit of this being…
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Authentic Relating: Unpacking the 5 Core Practices

“Authentic Relating” is the name of a new(ish) movement, It teaches ways to be more real – with your self and in relationship.     I recently completed a training with a company called ART (Authentic Relating Training), held in person (a rarity in this time of Coronavirus!) up in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. ART…
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A Reflection On Teaching Mindfulness In Schools

Last week was the fourth week of helping teach mindfulness to two classes of middle school students. It has brought so many memories to my mind, waking up early and driving to school… Last weekend I heard of this double blind scientific study done where researchers were given a group of mice and told ‘this…
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Tigers Eyes and Tiger Teeth

Tigers Eyes and Tiger Teeth Gleam so bright and white in the light of blue days The beauty of the beast And heart beat of the east And The setting sun, the thoughts arisen and undone: Everywhere mental delusions fester The Sufferings of beings is great To what end do we ever seek escape? Invite…
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Age Burning Sage

Age Burning Sage: spontaneous verse after being invited to visit a Naropa Class 6 months after graduating Naropa University class, 15 women, thee men Emotions and hysteria, rationality and logic, control and power Rain and outrage, Gratitude and confession, Repression, expression and rage Last week was the fourth week of helping teach mindfulness to two…
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Excerpt From An Essay on Transpersonal Psychology

Perhaps the job of the transpersonal therapists is served by a great deal of transparency. This can go beyond Yalom’s injunction to transparency, because it can include making explicit one’s own theoretical orientation and one’s own spiritual/meditative practices and background, and one’s own experiences, including transpersonal experiences, if the client wants to know and it…
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On Adopting A Developmental View of the Sciences

There is a lot of discussion in spiritual circles about the ‘new paradigm’ in physics. Usually this is referring to quantum mechanics and/or Einstein’s theory of relativity (special and general relativity). But actually, this so called new paradigm is now around 100 years old. This ‘old’ paradigm is of the Newtonian-Cartesian model of the universe…
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In Every Moment

One of the most healing and relaxing statements I have heard: In every moment, we are each just choosing the best possible response we could choose in that moment. If we can choose better we will. Whatever we choose is the best seeming response in that moment, simply because you chose it. If there had…
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