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The Healer's Life


Newsletter of Dr. Elisabeth Crim and Moonstone Center

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Psychotherapy ~ Wellness ~ Professional Development


September 20, 2012  
Greetings Fellow Healers!


I must say that this newsletter reaches you from me in a state of utter discombobulation!  My husband and I took our son (actually my stepson) to college as a Freshman last weekend.  Intellectually I knew that I would be in a state of adjustment, but I had no idea how undone I, my husband and I, and our little family could become!  We are adjusting, but our whole family system is in a state of flux.  Our little 4-legged stool is suddenly a 3-legged stool!  Much rebalancing, rearranging, readjusting going on for all of us.

Even if you are prepared for one of the legs to be removed, you still careen wildly in an effort to not fall and to regain balance once it occurs.  The shocking effect of this developmental transition brings me to my message to you in this month's newsletter.  You, oh Healer, are a person in the flow of life with its myriad changes and challenges and developmental shifts - just like the patients you treat! 

I have a colleague, a fellow healer, who took her daughter to college the week before we did- each time I see her, if we go past the usual greetings and into real conversation, she becomes tearful.  And, she, usually quite physically healthy, is now sick with a cold.  Another colleague just sent her son into first grade.  She too has tearful  moments.  Another colleague continues to adapt to the loss in the last year of a fellow colleague and friend to cancer even while managing the care of her aging father who is in the hospital.  Yet another recently had a baby and is taking on additional patient hours so their partner does not have to work; his whole world is upside down - fulfilled personally and stretched professionally.  I could go on and on.  You could share similar stories of developmental shifts you and your own colleagues are experiencing.

It does not take much reflection to observe with deep knowing that of course any one of these events might  leave us unbalanced, disoriented and thrown off of our steady course.  Yet, I find as Healers, we sometimes seem to be the worst at acknowledging our own humanness.  We too need to process (holistically: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and relationally) all that these life events and shifts in meaningful relationships can bring for us.  When we add our own personal process to the process of treating our patients, engaging meaningfully in their life issues, you can see how the overwhelm could set in  - at least temporarily!   The transference that can emerge within us and between our patients and us can be heightened, more complex, and even confusing at these times. If not dealt with appropriately, the temporary confusion and overwhelm can become long-standing and even chronic, possibly resulting in compassion fatigue, even jeapordizing the quality of self-care and patient-care that we provide.

I have been overwhelmed since leaving my son in another state in a setting he has never before been in.  As excited as I am for him (and believe me I am thrilled!)  I have not been my usual self - personally or professionally.  I am in a state of flux.  Space is needed; time is needed; attention to the re-settling, re-balancing, integrating anew is needed.  My experience of myself and my experience of others is a bit different, a little off-kilter.  I am finding a new normal.  I find that if I do not attend to these major effects within me, they will spill over consciously and unconsciously to my patients and other parts of my life.  This is not good for me or you as the healer, and it is not good for those we are healing.  You and I, as healers needs to relax and renew; re-orient and re-settle...re-integrate all that is changing within and without.

As I attend to me, and think of this profound need for integration and restoration,  I am also keeping an eye toward Moonstone Center's upcoming 6 CEU event on October 27, 2012, Restoring the Healer...What a perfect time for this offering for so many of us who live full, relational personal lives even while sitting relationally with the very often tumultuous lives of our patients...  Take time in October to join me and Simone Marke't, Certified Yoga Therapist and experience Dynamic Education in a Setting of Self Care...come let us guide you in Restoring you, the Healer while Exploring Somatic Transference and Compassion Fatigue. We so hope to be able to attend to you there.

In the meantime and until next month, please join me in breathing, relaxing, journaling, and creating  space for all of the life changes that we as Healers are experiencing in our personal lives this month.

Peace to you,

Elisabeth and the Moonstone Center Team



See you on October 27, Fellow Healer...



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Elis 13 CCRestoring Healer Simone Marke't www.moonstonecenter.com

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! 

  CLINICAL SUPERVISORS!  Contact Julie Brown, Moonstone Center Events Manager, for discount on bringing your group of supervisees!



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 Mirrors of the Mind:  The Psychotherapist as Artist

September 29-30, 2012

A juried exhibition of visual and performaing arts created by psychotherapists and students,

Inclding presentations on Creativty and the Power of Art!

This free event is sponsored by Los Angeles County Psychological Association's

Community Outreach Committee,  Chaired by Dr. Terry Marks Tarlow    


Gus Harper Gallery, 11306 Venice Blvd, 

Los Angeles, CA 90066   


For More Info visit LACPA website:  www.lapsych.org




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Dancing Image 

  Dancing the Transference

with Dr. Elisabeth Crim

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 Transference & Mind-Body-Spirit Process
 In the Therapeutic Relationship and Collaborative Treatment
For More Info and to Join, Contact Dr. Elisabeth Crim  

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Come Join Me!



Saturday, October 27    Restoring the Healer:  Exploring Somatic Transference and Compassion


                                          Moonstone Center 

    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 

Portland, OR



To Invite Dr. Crim to Speak: 

Please Contact Julie Brown, Dr. Crim's Speaking Manager



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 Terry Marks-Tarlow's

"The Kaleidoscope Art Series"

   Hanging in

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!  

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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!   

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PLEASE contact Julie Brown,

Moonstone Center's Events & Dr. Crim's Speaking Manager 

Cell:  310-938-3203  Email:  Events@MoonstoneCenter.com


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 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.


Elis 13 CCRestoring Healer Simone Marke't www.moonstonecenter.com

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!




October 27, 2012

CE Event 


Restoring Healer  


Restoring the Healer:

Exploring Somatic Transference and Compassion Fatigue




Elis 13 CCElisabeth R. Crim, PhD

Licensed Psychologist & Certified Relax and Renew Yoga Trainer

Simone Marke't www.moonstonecenter.comSimone Marke't 

Certified Yoga Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher,

Certified Yoga Teacher Trainer


6 CEUs - Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs


Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Beach House - Hermosa Beach, CA

Continental Breakfast & Beverages Served

Hotel Reservation Discount for Moonstone Center

For More Info & TO REGISTER TODAY! (click here)


Come join us  

for a Day of Dynamic Learning in a Setting of Self Care!



The ultimate good and safe treatment of a client or patient requires the therapist to have awareness of the underlying mind-body processes that re at play in the therapeutic relationship.  I this CE offering, Dr. Crim collaborates with trusted Yoga Therapist, Simone Marke't, to address the mind-body process of somatic transference and counter-transference that exists and can emerge in the process of ethical and effective therapeutic relationship.  Somatic Transference the neuro-physiological organizing activity of the relational dynamics between therapist and client, and compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma that may develop for therapists and healers will be addressed.  The role of therapists' self care is critical to ethical treament of patients will be explored. The neuro-physiological theory and techniques of Yoga Therapy that can positively affect mind-body processes of therapists and clients will be addressed.  Didactic, Experiential, Group Discussion.  Some Yoga incorporated.  All levels of experience with yoga (none to advanced) can participate safely. 

 For More information or assistance in registering, please contact: 

Julie Brown, Moonstone Center Events Manager     

Email:  Events@MoonstoneCenter.com                   

Phone:  310-938-3203

Looking forward to seeing you there! 


Elisabeth, Julie, and The Moonstone Team






 Restoring Healer

Restoring the Healer

Exploring Somatic Transference & Compassion Fatigue

 October 27, 2012




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