The Impact of MDMA on PTSD and Self-Experience
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by Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
4M ago
In a recent study, the inclusion of MDMA within a structured psychotherapy protocol had a positive effect on self-experience, self-compassion, and measures of emotion regulation ..read more
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Expressive Arts Are Neurodiversity-Affirming
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by Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
5M ago
Neurodiversity-affirming practices are not always found in traditional talk therapy. Expressive arts therapy is an alternative when words are not available ..read more
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Just Sigh—It’s a Restorative Outbreath
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by Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
1y ago
By consciously sighing, we can apply the power of our own outbreath to access how we feel in the moment or to restore body and mind, simply and mindfully ..read more
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Restorative Embodiment and the Art of Body Mapping
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by Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
1y ago
Restoration of the self can be found in the power of sharing the body’s lived experiences through self-expression. Body mapping is a structured way to do this ..read more
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The Body Holds the Healing
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by Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
1y ago
Embodied practices help us establish a healthy, restorative relationship with our bodies and identify "the issues in our tissues ..read more
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Play: The Experience of the Unscripted Moment
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by Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
1y ago
For individuals whose lives are impacted by trauma, the human right to play does not necessarily feel natural, available, or possible. So just how do we rekindle their playful spirit ..read more
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Can Imagination Help Heal Trauma?
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by Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
1y ago
Using the imagination is one way to replace stressful memories and body sensations with new and hopefully, healing narratives. But can everyone be imaginative ..read more
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4 Functions of Expressive Arts Therapy
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by Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
1y ago
One way to unpack how expressive arts therapy works is through its four main functions. These are self-regulation, co-regulation, exploration, and restoration ..read more
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Traumatic Stress and the Circle of Capacity
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by Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
2y ago
Repair of psychological trauma is not just about learning to cope with distress. It's also about expanding the capacity for positive and pleasurable experiences in mind and body ..read more
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What We Learned from Children’s Drawings of 9/11
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by Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
2y ago
Twenty years later, this psychologist continues to learn from children's drawings and narratives about mass disaster ..read more
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