Archive: September 2014

Opening Doors

By: Annie Kaja Reed, BA, CAS Counselor, The Refuge – A Healing Place “This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, Who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably.He may be clearing you out... Read More

The Power Of Music

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” -Victor Hugo Entering group each morning I am often drawn to music as a means to quickly connect the energy of the group and set a tone.  Not only can it connect a room full of people but it can also move people beyond words helping to set the stage for the group and connect... Read More

The Jerk Inside Your Head

“It takes 1,000 “Atta boys” to overcome one, “You’re worthless and no good.” –Dr. Phil A few months ago I was sitting at my daughter’s softball practice when she came up to me frustrated because all she was hearing from her coach was “swing harder, swing faster” which, to her, translated to “you’re not doing it right, you’re not good at this.”

Be Present and Let Go

By: Janina Sola Therapist, The Refuge – A Healing Place As I sat and wondered about the many topics of trauma and my contribution based on the insight of theoretical perspectives into trauma, I realized that although there is an abundance of research that points to why we do this treatment, most of what I do as a clinician relates back to an innate ability to relate to clients in... Read More