I am often asked if I would recommend an organization using the ACE Questionnaire. Generally folks are asking because they are interested in screening for trauma in some way. Which is so fabulous! The question is a great one. But here's why using the ACE questionnaire is not a good idea.Read More
Clients and patients come back when they trust us. They show up (early even!) for appointments when there is trust. They follow recommendations and ask for suggestions, when there is trust. For clients with a trauma history, trust is everything. When you take steps to trauma-sensitize your practice, you are building trust with people who really need it.Read More
Most people are relieved when they aren’t asked many questions on an intake form or by their doctor.
I’m not one of them.Read More
Midwives help people out. Midwives deliver! And underlying both of these bumper sticker thoughts is a deep commitment to connection.Read More
Frustrated by trying to get patients to change? Perfection may be the issue. Trying to come up with the perfect answer, solution or behavior shift makes the change about you. Not about the patient. Perfection leads you away away from empathy. Empathy leads you both to change.Read More
Sometimes it's hard to know where to start, especially if the person you're dealing with has a lot of complicated needs. The first, best choice is always stepping forward into connection. Because, if we can't build a relationship, how we can ever really help?Read More