Tag Archives: Gardening

Treating Trauma: Endings and Beginnings

As of July 2011, Treating Trauma will be relocating to Tucson, Arizona. Continue reading

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Putting the Garden to Bed: When Self-Care Isn’t Fun

The fall garden reminds me that sometimes self-care isn’t fun, but has long-term benefits. Continue reading

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Don’t Tug at the Shoots

ometimes too much effort or “doing” actually makes things worse not better! “Tugging at the shoots” is my shorthand to describe this experience of impatience and a desire to control ruining things. It reminds me that we can trust the process, that growth occurs on its own time table, that each of us have within us the capacity for movement towards healing and wholeness. Continue reading

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Trust the Process: Lessons from Gardening

In a climate like Chicago with such long, bitter winters the arrival of spring each year feels like a gift. It is almost as if I have forgotten that it will return! I find it endlessly satisfying to watch for … Continue reading

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Mindfulness of Ourselves, Mindfulness of Others

Thich Nhat Hanh’s speech on mindfulness illustrates concepts of importance in understanding and working with complex trauma survivors. A simple mindfulness breathing exercise is included. Continue reading

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