Information, Inspiration & Integration
Welcome to the Movement Matters Library of Resources.
Here you will find articles, videos and talks that are designed to give you information, inspire you to work on transforming your life, and provide support to help you integrate change and growth. We add new resources from time to time, so please check back and explore.
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Resources are organized in categories so that you can search easily.
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Therapy as a Creative Process In our practice, we love using creative and experiential approaches. We believe that all people have an innate drive toward well-being and that our role as therapists is to support you in connecting to your own vitality and developing...read more
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Sensorimotor psychotherapy (SP) is a key method that we use in our practice. It’s one of the most current and effective approaches in therapy; and, in our experience, it’s nearly magical in how it helps people to heal and change. SP is a...read more
Hesitancy, mixed feelings, and vulnerability I had been considering my own response to #metoo since it poured into social media last week. Did I want to post, and if so – how? I processed my clients’ reactions to #metoo over the week. These conversations reinforced my...read more
These brief guided mindfulness exercises can help provide a respite from your busy day. Each is about 2 minutes long and they can be done alone or together. Moment of Mindful Movement Try the Moment of Mindful Movement if you’d like to take a break from sitting and...read more
Joining a CSA* farm share in the midst of a busy life. Since the last time our family was a part of a CSA , life has become more complicated. The kids are older and more involved in activities and my husband and I have full professional lives. I have a private...read more
Depression is common but it can also be confusing. Many people experience some form of depression, ranging from severe and debilitating clinical depression to everyday “blues”. It is so common that some people take it for granted that they just have to live with it....read more
Self-care is a not just a gift you can give yourself, it’s a key ingredient to living with more peace and calm. When you take the time to pause and take care of yourself, it feels good, but it also helps you function. Imagine singing a song or giving a speech without...read more
Remember the “Do-Over”? Kids are running a race or playing a game and there is a false start. Someone yells “Do-Over!” and everything starts all over again. And, viola – you get a fresh start. Just this week I heard a lovely story about how a dad created a do-over for...read more
The transition to fall can bring many things. Picking juicy red apples and drinking tart cider. Enjoying warm days and cool nights. Beautiful leaves rustling in the wind. Cheering on kids’ soccer games bundled up with a steaming cup of coffee. Adjusting to new and...read more
Vacations are a great invention! This is a quote from a friend and I happen to agree. I also think they happen to offer a lot of wisdom for everyday living. My personal favorite vacation is the go someplace quiet and beautiful, kick back, leave the world behind, do...read more
I’m guessing that you do a lot for others. Family, friends, employers, coworkers, your children’s school, an organization you belong to, your friend’s mom, the list goes on. You do a lot and you give a lot and it’s really wonderful. And, sometimes, it feels like too...read more
It feels super urgent! I know. You want to send the email, the text, march over to the house, fix it!! Because it feels like if you don’t, it’s just going to get worse. Maybe it’s a painfully awkward conversation with a boyfriend, or a fight with your sister, or even...read more
I am sick and getting ready for two trips. A big one – to Spain in two days for my brother’s wedding and a smaller one just a couple days after we return for my nephew’s wedding in Pennsylvania. Funny, the travel time will be about the same for each even though one is...read more
I am driving to Boston right now for my monthly training….. Oh wait, no I’m not. I’m at home with a flat tire, waiting for my husband to come home and help me out. I’ll be, um, a little late today. Instead of being on the road, I’m travelling into blog land, with a...read more
We all have times when life feels chaotic. In this video, I explore the importance of having refuge. Have fun and be creative. I encourage you to play around with the ideas from the video and create your own. When it’s really hard. If you find that you’re just too...read more
This is me, moving out of my comfort zone. For this post, I took my first foray into video blogging. After, well, freaking out a bit, I ditched my first plan and decided to share my own experience of pushing the edges of my comfort. Because I don’t think I’m the only...read more
Make space for your feelings. Huh? What does that mean? In my therapy work, I ask clients all the time to make space for their feelings, or I ask them what it might be like if they did. If someone has worked with me for a while, they know what this means, but if...read more
Do you ever feel "stuck in your head"? There is a lot going on in our lives, and consequently there can be a lot going on in our heads. Thoughts swirl around to-do lists. The “don’t forget about…’s” interrupt the worries, which creep right into the middle of the...read more
There was no way I was going to make it on time…. I was trying to get out the door to head to a yoga class after a meeting that ran late when the phone rang with a call I needed to take. Then, when I was finally on my way, I got caught behind a snow plow. I imagine...read more