Why I Dance to Reset dance therapy drdamonsilas mindfulmovement praticaltools May 10, 2022

Dance has always been a grounding tool for me. When I’ve lost my way, when I’ve been down and out and in a dark space, dance has been my savior, my safe space, my refuge. It’s also helped to connect to community. Because it is precisely when we are down and out that we want to...

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The Power (and Easiness!) of Daily Mental Health Toolkits mindfulmovement praticaltools suggestions wellness tips Mar 29, 2022

It’s like a pre-made menu for your mental health.

Let me guess. At some point and time in your life, you might be able to relate to this series of experiences:

  1. You’re dealing with a problem you want to overcome and/or you realize you need to make some changes. 
  2. You come across a...
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Unlocking Cognitive Potential through Movement dance therapy mindfulmovement therapy Mar 11, 2022

Your movements just like your thoughts are ingrained habits.  When you move in new ways and challenge these habits you can learn to manage your emotions and become a more resilient person.  Additionally when you embrace your movement potential you unlock your cognitive potential as...

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Dr. Jamie & Anna introduce us to Jiu-Jitsu intructor mindfulmovement praticaltools self love therapy trauma Mar 01, 2022

Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that originated in Japan and is becoming increasingly more popular in the West, especially for self-defense and empowerment purposes. Although ideally trained in pairs or groups, in this class, Anna Pirkl, LMFT and Dr. Jamie Marich will lead you through...

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Meet Rodrigo | Adaptive Movement Instructor intructor mindfulmovement praticaltools trauma wellness tips Feb 27, 2022

Hello Folks,

My name is Rodrigo (he/him) and I am a certified Adaptive Yoga Teacher. 

A few years ago I had a fall accident and I broke my back, so due to that I am now a full-time wheelchair user and I have a complete t3 spinal cord injury.

I have been practicing yoga before my...

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How Your Movement Keeps You Stuck in Your Head dance therapy freedom mindfulmovement self love Feb 14, 2022

Many of us know that movement is good for our bodies and minds, but did you know that how you move can actually be what is contributing to your stress and anxiety?  Movement isn’t just about what you add into your day, but how you already exist in your body.  This includes how you...

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Free From Trauma: Use This Incredible Tool to Understand, Overcome and Heal Your Trauma accupressure drdamonsilas efttapping freedom Jan 19, 2022

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques aka Tapping).  This is one of my favorites.  You’ll hear me talk about this intervention and technique in pretty much everything I do or have written about.  That’s how powerful it is.  

Read on for Dr....

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Comparison is Killing a Generation culture self love society wellness tips Sep 19, 2021

“Jealousy, Jealousy”

Olivia Rodrigo said it best. Comparison is killing us slowly. We all have people we admire. But there’s a fine line between admiration and jealousy. It’s healthy and natural for us to feel jealous of course. But in our generation, we can sometimes take...

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Strong Boundaries = Better Relationships collegetips praticaltools relationships suggestions Sep 17, 2021

Starting Your Roommate Relationship Off Strong with Boundaries

For most of us, having a roommate is a standard part of our college experience, but having a good roommate relationship is quite essential to both your academic and social success. Thankfully, I’ve been blessed with a roommate...

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Body Neutrality > Body Positivity self love wellness tips Sep 15, 2021

Have you registered for the FREE Affirmation Workout class? Live on 9/27 and On-Demand Afterward

Why Body Neutrality Is Much Healthier for Your Mental Health Than Body Positivity

 

Body Positivity: we all have heard of it, and in principle, it is a great concept. Having a positive...

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Best Books to Add to Your Shelf After (another) Mental Breakdown suggestions therapy wellness tips Sep 14, 2021

We’ve all been there. Either because of a bad day, a stressful week at school, or even an unexpected event, we’ve all experienced moments of despair or panic. And of course, for those of us with chronic mental illnesses, these feelings are constant and unyielding. So we go to therapy...

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Surviving a Terrible College Roommate (& Beyond) collegetips praticaltools society Sep 14, 2021

College. Some say it’s the best time of your life, full of parties, new people, and major procrastination.  But if there isn’t something all the Google searches and YouTube vlogs might not prepare you for, it’s this: not all college roommates get along.   As much...

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