Author Archives: Doreen Ellis

Psychology Today

Find me in Psychology Today! https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/az/sedona

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EMDR and Addiction and Mindfulness Practice

In January 2018 I completed  a training on EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and addictions.  There are many new protocols and tools to use to help clients process.  But there are also very old and useful tools to help … Continue reading

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Love

Is this not the cutest dog ever?  Whenever there is a disruption in the state of peace at our house, Cooper comes up and give us this look.  Instead of moving away, or leaving, he moves in and loves… That … Continue reading

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My relentless search for skill…

Two of my recent oil paintings, after an amazing workshop from Qiang Huang at the Sedona Art Center in February 2016.  His work is beautiful and profound, and as a physicist he learned to create and paint in a very … Continue reading

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EMDR Child Specialist

In January 2016, I took an intensive training with Ana Gomez, and became an EMDR child specialist.  We all (therapists) worked together, played together and learned together how to provide EMDR therapy with play therapy and help children who have … Continue reading

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Create, Create, Create!

As a therapist, I am constantly looking for new and creative interventions to connect with my clients and to support them as they grow and evolve.  However, as an artist, I am always looking for inspiration and challenge myself to … Continue reading

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga

“Because trauma affects the body’s physiology, and because traumatic memories are often stored somatically, leaders in the field are increasingly insisting that trauma treatment must incorporate the body…  practitioners are able to cultivate the ability to remain present, to notice … Continue reading

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What’s your attitude about failure?

I absolutely love this read! Check it out and find out what Michael Jordan has to say about success.  http://tinyurl.com/bjar5d6 All too often we see our failures as a waste of time,  wishing they had never happened.  When this is … Continue reading

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Nutrition Wise

I received this information via email today, then later heard about the same study on the news.  Like many research studies, this one also seems to say what we already know and have known for a long time- it just … Continue reading

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National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs Conference (NATSAP)

NATSAP is a wonderful resource for parents looking for programs, and for educational consultants. As a member of  NATSAP, I attend this annual conference because it serves multiple functions, including networking with many educational consultants and  learning about new therapeutic … Continue reading

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