I am a Registered Psychotherapist, who holds a doctorate degree (Ph.D) in psychology. I have been trained in EMDR therapy to work with complex trauma, PTSD, and dissociative disorders.

I have completed additional, specialized training in family therapy. I have extensive clinical work facilitating life coaching and stress management workshops.


Author: Avideh Najibzadeh

According to Dr. Peter Levine, "fear is a combination of a bodily sensation coupled with images and or certain thoughts". Sensation is just a sensation but when coupled with specific thoughts or images, the sensation will turn into fear.Dr. Levine thinks that one tool that can help us not to worn out by this fear is to separate the physical sensations of fear such as rapid heartbeat, tightness in the

Life is full of stressors and other triggers that make us feel stressed, unsafe, uncomfortable in our bodies, or overwhelmed by emotions that we find them too much or too intense. If we have experienced some type of trauma at any point of life, this can impact our mind, body, emotions, thoughts, perception, experiences and reactions. Sense of safety is another factor that is highly impacted by experiencing trauma.Feeling safe,

According to Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. The first important element here is observing which means simply noticing the present external or internal experiences in a wordless watching manner. The second step in being mindful is describing what you observed. This includes thoughts, emotions, sensations, behaviors or urges to act and more. The third element is participating in

In this video Dr. David Grand, the founder of Brainspotting, talks with the Healing TREE and discusses these questions.What is trauma?Trauma is a normal response to an abnormal situation. There are different types of traumas such as Birth trauma (coming from a warm womb to a cold world), developmental traumas (traumas that we experience as growing up), vicarious traumas (traumas that we witness or hear) and complex traumas.Three Parts of

Mindfulness simply means being in the present time experiencing and aware of the present experience that is going on as it is. Imagine you are on your evening or morning walk; Do you engage your attention to the surroundings, to what you see, what you feel, what you hear, what you smell and what you taste? Or you you are in your head thinking about or feeling anything other than