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Trauma informed Psychotherapy, Psychedelic therapy, Couples Counseling, Mindfulness Meditation & Coaching

A Metaphor for Healing

Today in therapy I used a metaphor to illustrate a key aspect of healing. The metaphor I used was the story of my own broken thumb.  When we suffer a wound, or bruise, a broken bone or a poke in the eye, a feature of any such injury is that it requires attention. If we…
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Julian Royce, MA on his background, philosophy and EMDR trauma informed therapy

Originally published at: https://craigsalernocounseling.com/articles/julianroyce-emdr Julian Royce, MA interviewed by Craig Salerno, LPC.  First of all, can you give me a brief background of who you are and the work you do? I work professionally as a mindfulness based, trauma informed psychotherapist, meditation teacher, coach, occasional consultant and am the creator and host of A State…
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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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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 the Covid Pandemic!) up in the mountains above Boulder,…
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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 before dawn, the icy drive to school, navigating the confusing streets of downtown Denver, remembering how horrible it was to have to wake up so early when…
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Tigers Eyes & Tiger Teeth

Tigers Eyes & 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: Every where 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: a spontaneous verse after being invited to visit a Naropa University 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 Dynamics and roles and a question of the stage The…
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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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Excerpt from ‘Towards a Truly Transpersonal Psychology in Theory and Practice’

Perhaps the job of the Transpersonal therapist is served by a great deal of transparency. This can go beyond Irvin Yalom’s injunction to transparency, because it can include making explicit one’s own theoretical orientation and one’s own spiritual/meditative practices, background training and also one’s own experiences, including transpersonal experiences, if it benefits the therapeutic process.…
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Excerpt from “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. The ‘old’ paradigm is of the Newtonian-Cartesian model of the universe…
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