Katie’s Bookshelf: Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz covers the basics of the therapeutic model that works with our internal parts.  Schwartz developed the model to help us understand our inner workings better and as a way to “be curious” about all of our parts instead of judging and shaming. This concept ofContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz”

Restorative Yoga for Families

***Restorative Yoga for Families is suspended currently*** Beginning February 1, 2018, Katie will offer 60-minute Restorative Yoga classes for parents and children/teens conveniently located near Park Road Shopping Center at Innergy Works. This class focuses on relaxing the body and mind, enhancing attachment and connection, and developing healthy coping skills.  Inspired by Bessel Van DerContinue reading “Restorative Yoga for Families”

Katie’s Bookshelf: It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn

It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle is a book that explores this concept of epigenetics and how we may carry our ancestors stressors and traumas in our genes.  The book does a good job of explaining how this happens and provides someContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn”

Simplify Your Practice

Savasana, the ending resting pose in most yoga classes, can conjure up all sorts of feelings. I would go as far to say that you either love it or hate it. How can one pose create such an emotional reaction? I would guess that those who hate it are challenged by the stillness and struggleContinue reading “Simplify Your Practice”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Therapist in the Real World by Kottler

The Therapist in the Real World by Jeffrey Kottler subtitles “What you never learn in graduate school (but really need to know).”  When purchasing the book, it was the subtitle that caught my eye and solidified my decision.  I’ve been out of graduate school for almost 13 years and feel that I have learned aContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Therapist in the Real World by Kottler”