August 13, 2012
Greetings Fellow Healers!
Three words I struggle with. Still. After years of learning the negative effect of chronically ignoring my own body, mind, and spirit's need for deep and true amounts of those words. I am an independent and driven woman - have been since I was a little girl. My Mother used to say my middle name was "Go!" I derive great fulfillment and exhilaration in my "Go-ness!" Until I don't...
I have had to learn the sometimes painful reality that doing less,
pausing - even stopping - and yes, resting, will actually allow me to stay the course, and find renewed energy, health, life and ultimately more joy, fulfillment and freedom! Since 2006, I have taught and presented the course, Restoring the Healer
motivated by the hard earned lessons of my own journey. I routinely speak to the need for Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals (and all those who serve and give to others professionally including ministers and teachers) to take time to restore themselves in the areas in which they may have become depleted.
This is part of my daily conversation with colleagues, consultees, and patients as well as friends and family.
I am presenting again with my esteemed teaching partner, Simone Marke't, Certified Yoga Therapist, at Moonstone Center's next 6 Hour Continuing Education Event on October 27, 2012. The course: Restoring the Healer: Exploring Somatic Transference and Compassion Fatigue. If you join us, you will not only learn how the body processes the "stuff" of therapy that we as clinicians encounter hourly, but also how to discern and respond to both our subtle and deeper needs for restoration and renewal as individuals who are Healers. I guarantee you will leave the experience more aware, more attuned, and more restored than when you arrived at the beginning of the day. I truly hope you will consider gifting this experience to yourself...and invite your circle of fellow healers too. Registration for Restoring the Healer on Saturday, October 27 is open today. Visit www.moonstonecenter.com/events. A healthier and more whole You and Me results in deeper and more genuine connections with those we love and serve.
August is a month that completes the Summer season, a time that has become synonymous from our youth with vacation and play. August is often equated with the last deep inhale and exhale before the rapid and often pressured breath and pace of the academic, political and business calendar. Until the most recent generation, our very bio-rhythms were equated with deep inhales and deep exhales. Our weeks used to have a built-in day of rest. Each day had a time to wind down, relax a little, even play. Sunday arrived each week with stores closed and churches thriving with a focus on spirit and soul and inward reflection. Families gathered together weekly over a large and often lazy mid-day meal. Today, with the never-ceasing pace we have increasingly evolved across the globe, we often forget this steadier and more complete rhythm of living.
I invite you to consider revisiting some of those traditions this month of August. Take August!Carve out some time for yourself to do something that is completely non-work related. Take time for play. Take a day of quietude and introspection. Enjoy a slow multi-course meal with family and friends in your home that includes no deadline. As you move through August and turn toward September, allow yourself to find a day you will mark and guard each week in the coming year that will be your day for quieting, inhaling and exhaling and turning inward. Find a day in which you can share a home cooked meal with family and friends. It may be Sunday, like our heritage provided many of us or Saturday as it has provided others of us. It may be another day that has no historic cultural or religious meaning in our ever-changing and complex world. You may discover a rhythm that applies daily and hourly as well... You may discover that there are times that fit no schedule, but in which rest and renewal are needed.
Take August. Take Weekly Space and Time. Take it daily. Take it as needed. Pause!
Rest... Renew.... Restore...
"When spurred by tasks unceasing or undone,
You would seek rest afar,
And cannot, though repose be rightly won -
Rest where you are.
"Neglect the needless; sanctify the rest;
Move without stress or jar;
With quiet of a spirit self-possessed
Rest where you are.
"Not in event, restriction, or release,
Not in scenes near or far,
But in ourselves are restlessness or peace:
Rest where you are.
"Where lives the soul lives God; His day, His world,
No phantom mists need mar;
His starry nights are tents of peace unfurled:
Rest where you are.
(Taken from August 1 Daily Reading in Springs in the Valley by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman)
See you on October 27, Fellow Healer...
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Restoring the Healer:
Exploring Somatic Transference and Compassion Fatigue
Registration is open for Moonstone Center's next 6 Hour Continuing Education Event! Restoring the Healer: Exploring Somatic Transference and Compassion Fatigue is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2012 (see below for more info). It will be led by Simone Marke't, Certified Yoga Therapist and myself. At Moonstone Center, we approach each CE Event with a commitment to dynamic education in a setting of self care. More info below. Register Now!
Dancing the Transference
with Dr. Elisabeth Crim
Transference & Mind-Body-Spirit Process
In the Therapeutic Relationship and Collaborative Treatment
Elisabeth's Speaking Schedule
Come Join Me!
Friday, September 21 NETWORKING: The Power of Collaborative Treatment Teaming
Los Angeles County Psych Assn - South Bay Chapter
Thelma McMillen Center for Chemical Dependency
3333 Skypark Dr
Torrance, CA 90505
Saturday, October 27 Restoring the Healer: Exploring Somatic Transference and Compassion
The Beach House
Hermosa Beach, CA
November 2-4 The Terrain of Symbolization - Dialoging Panel:
Somatic Transference: The Body's Process in Psychotherapy
23rd Annual International Forum for Psychoanalytic EducationSustainable Psychoanalysis: Embracing Our future, Preserving Our Past
"The Kaleidoscope Art Series"
The Better Life Cuisine Cafe
717 Broadway Street ~ Santa Monica, CA
Stay Tuned for Future Events by Moonstone Center with Dr. Terry Marks-Tarlow based on her latest book
Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy: The Neurobiology of Embodied Response
The latest installment in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
(Daniel J. Siegel, MD, Founding Editor; FORWARD by Allan N. Schore, PhD, Series Editor;)
Come meet Dr. Marks-Tarlow, have her sign your copy of her new book, and experience her art found in her new book, Clinical Intuition!
Read my Amazon Book Review
We Love Networking with You!
Julie Brown, Moonstone Center's Events Manager has been busy meeting and greeting and connecting with many of you on my behalf and on behalf of Moonstone Center all over LA County! This has resulted in wonderful connections with new colleagues and collaborators as well as reconnections with long-since-connected-with friends, colleagues, and mentors from the early years of my career. What gifts! Your organizations include San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association (SGVPA), Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), (Santa Monica-West LA AAMFT-CA & LA-CAMFT), and closer to home in the South Bay, Long Beach-SouthBay CAMFT and SouthBay Society of Clinical Social Work. Thank you for welcoming Julie on my behalf and for the steady support you and your organizations have given her, me, and Moonstone Center!
PLEASE contact Julie Brown,
Moonstone Center's Events & Dr. Crim's Speaking Manager
Cell: 310-938-3203 Email: Events@MoonstoneCenter.com
Hoping to see you at LACPA SouthBay and Restoring the Healer!
Please forward this email to your contacts!
Peace and Joy to you, my friends and fellow Healers of Life!
Elisabeth and the Moonstone Team!
Rest. Restore. Renew.