What Causes Depression, and What Can Help?

Depression is a collapse of the nervous system, when we are so deprived of life-energy we cannot sustain participation in life. Neuroscience and resonant language can help us understand the latest research about what causes depression, and what can help.

Understanding poly-vagal theory, emotional circuitry, and the nervous system state changes that are part of depression helps us look at our brains and say: of course!

Interventions for depression include time-traveling with empathy for aloneness; freeing the seeking circuit to do it’s job; learning self-warmth and needs-based meditation, healing ancestral trauma, discovering and releasing unconscious contracts, detoxing the critical default mode network, and balancing the endocannabinoid system.

What is self-resonance (and why does it matter?)

What is self-resonance (and why does it matter?)

We are given a sense that we make sense (or not) by our mothering people in a key phase of attachment bonding that occurs between 0 and 4 months old. We can use self-resonance to re-pattern attachment disruptions that may have occurred, and build a healthy secure...

How to Heal Trauma: Time-Traveling with Resonance

How to Heal Trauma: Time-Traveling with Resonance

Bringing resonance and accompaniment back to our wounded selves is the key to healing brains that have been fragmented by traumatic experience. This is called many names, for example: CRM Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)®  I call it the Time Traveling with Resonance...

How to Befriend and Heal Your Inner Critic

How to Befriend and Heal Your Inner Critic

Healing our inner voice begins with understanding what it wants. I recently appeared on Dr. Trevor Blattner's podcast, The Top 1%, where we spoke about how to use mindfulness, meditation, and resonant language to heal and reclaim access to our brains for purpose and...

Why Joy and Play are Hard to Access (and What To Do About It)

Why Joy and Play are Hard to Access (and What To Do About It)

Joy and the PLAY circuit are the most vulnerable emotional circuitry we have as humans. Our capacity to experience joy is especially vulnerable to the ways in which we have experienced feeling unsafe, unaccompanied, or not having a sense of mattering to those around...

How To Heal Guilt and Shame with Resonance

How To Heal Guilt and Shame with Resonance

What can neuroscience bring us about how to heal guilt and shame, and practice radical self-acceptance, in the context of the world we live in where to be alive is inherently compromising the lives of others?

How trauma leads to depression and how to heal

How trauma leads to depression and how to heal

We know from the insights of relational neuroscience that permanent shifts and healing change are created when we meet ourselves with warmth, not shame or force. Healing depression starts with self-warmth. Here’s how.

How to Work with Depression

How to Work with Depression

Some of you know, but perhaps many don't, that I spent most of my early and adult life smothered by chronic, unwavering, deeply immobilizing depression. My brain attacked me like Edward Scissorhands, using sharp, weaponized words and criticisms that crushed me into...

Cell phone with Your Resonant Self Guided Meditations Audio Book

Build a Better Brain, One Meditation at a Time

 

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Available in Spanish and English.

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> Why learning about neuroscience helps us heal

> How to grow a nicer brain (hint: it's NOT mindfulness meditation!)

> Three ways to make self-kindness easier

> Why reassurance doesn't help us heal, and how to use resonance instead

> Why your inner voice is so cruel (and what to do about it!) 

 

 

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Healing Codependency is Possible

 

Begin the journey of self-resonance to heal from self-hate (aka: toxic shame)

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