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 The Healer's Life                       


Newsletter of Dr. Elisabeth Crim and Moonstone Center

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Psychotherapy ~ Wellness ~ Professional Development


April 29, 2013


Greetings Fellow Healer!


Spring continues vibrantly!  Nature calls us outside.  Sunshine beckons intermittently, yet increasingly...Our bodies need the Vitamin D! (Sunscreen is important. Natural sunshine is important... Ah, Balance!) Our inner wisdom needs to feel nature's rhythms.  We need to breath in the fresh, outdoor air!  We need to hear neighborhood sounds from outside our walls.  I invite you to go to your own outdoors. Experience the intuitive pulse that nature is.  Let it stir in you your own inner wisdom.


Please watch the video message below.  I taped outdoors this month!


Through Moonstone Center, I am putting on a 6 hour CE experience on May 18, focused on honoring your voice, your personal wisdom in your role as Healer.  Wisdom relies on intuition, a right brain process.  Wisdom can be cultivated more deeply as we develop in any endeavor, but wisdom is also an inner knowing that can come to any Healer of any developmental stage.  Learning to listen to that inner voice and trusting ourselves and our inner voices is a form of wisdom.


I want to invite you to yourself.

Rest when you need to.  Play when you need to.  Market and attend to the finance and business aspects of your profession.  Seek out continuing education that is relevant and meaningful to you.  Join routinely with colleagues you like and respect.  Spend time in nature.  Pray regularly, spending time with your God.  Be present to your partner, your children, your grandchildren, nieces, nephews.  Be awake with your grandparents, your parents, your friends.  Be present to yourself!  Return to your natural biorhythms.  You are a vibrant, living, breathing, whole entity! 


Spend time attending lovingly and with care to all aspects of you - mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and relationally.


Please take a moment and enjoy my video message to you! 


The Healer's Life!  April 2013 Nature & Wisdom Dr. Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center
The Healer's Life! April 2013 Nature & Wisdom Dr. Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center



...And MORE!

6 Hour CE Event - May 18:

Check out our next exciting 6 Hour CE event with Dr. Terry Marks-Tarlow!  Clinical Intuition:  The Neurobiology of Flashes, Hunches, and Gut Feelings! Watch my video interview with  Dr. Marks-Tarlow!  She is a brilliant woman who is a psychologist, psychotherapist, author, artist, ballet dancer, yogi, and has even written a libretto for an opera!  To experience her is a delight.  The workshop is based on her recent book Clinical Intuition:  The Neurobiology of Embodied Response in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Edited by Dan Siegel with Founding Editor, Alan Schore.  I have the great honor of being the Discussant with Dr. Marks-Tarlow that day.  And, she will have her art from the book on display and for sale.  Register today at www.moonstonecenter.com/events!



Dr.Elisabeth Crim Presents: Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy w Dr.Terry Marks-Tarlow!
Dr.Elisabeth Crim Presents: Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy w Dr.Terry Marks-Tarlow!

Article coming out!

I had the wonderful opportunity to write for the May-June 2013 SGVPA Newsletter, Analyze This! about Clinical Intuition and Dr. Terry Marks-Tarlow's incredible contribution to the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology.  Let me just say that Dr. Suzanne Lake, the SGVPA Newsletter Editor is more than gracious and a very talented editor.  Thank you for the opportunity and your help on this article, Suzanne!

I also have a another article in the mill right now for the International Association for Yoga Therapy.  I will let you know when it is published. 



I have a few speaking opportunities coming up in May and June.  Please check out on the home page marquee of www.moonstonecenter.com for dates and places!


Clinical Consultation Group Forming Now!

I am forming a Therapist-Centered Consultation Group at this time.  Please contact me if you are interested in joining or want more info.  In addition to the group, I continue to offer individual clinical consultation based in working in the transference/counter-transference, mind-body-spirit psychodynamic psychotherapy, and collaborative treatment teaming.   I also offer consutation and coaching for practice development.


Networking in month of April!

Moonstone Center's Southbay (Los Angeles area) Networking Lunch was a great reunion of the original Rae Thrasher group!

California Psychological Association held an energizing convention in Newport Beach, CA. I had a blast reconnecting with psychologists who I knew from my early days as a grad student at Fuller Theological Seminary to my years at The Guidance Center (Long Beach, CA) to my time as a PostDoc Supervisor at Harbor UCLA to more recent connections with Los Angeles County Psychological Association leadership, and establishing some new connections with CPA leadership and involved graduate students, as well as others moving and leading us as a field in the area of TeleHealth.

San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association (Pasadena CA) held another meaningful 1.5 Hour CE Luncheon that fed my psychodynamic soul. And I met a psychologist in person who I had previously met via Twitter!

LACPA South Bay continues to build slowly, and steadily under the leadership of Dr. Beverly Mitchell.  As local psychologists are beginning to meet with each other for purposes of networking, mentoring the next generation, and supporting one another as we serve our local community.

Julie Brown, Moonstone Center's Events Manager and Community Liaison keeps me informed of her valuable connections on my behalf at CAMFT LB-SBay and CAMFT LA & AAMFT-LA each month. Thank you for welcoming her on my behalf and supporting Moonstone Center as we attempt to support you!


I am also enjoying connecting with many of you through LinkedIn, Twitter, and my professional FaceBook page. I believe I am moving through my technology fear slowly and steadily with each tweet! Please join me through social media!


I hope to see or connect with you before the next newsletter!  Register for the May 18 Event


With Peace, Joy, Love and Light,

Elisabeth and the Moonstone Center Team


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 Dancing ImageDancing the Transference:  Honoring the Relationship Between Therapist

and Client

  • Transference: Personality/Attachment Disorders
  • Transference: Couples
  • Transference:  Parents
  • Transference:  Fellow Treatment Team Members
  • Somatic Transference: The Body's Process in Psychotherapy

 Power Collab TxPower of Collaborative Treatment Teaming: Bridging Complementary-Alternative Therapies with Traditional Mental Health Treatment

  • Integrative and Holistic Mental Health Treatment
  • Yoga Therapy, Acupuncture, Psychiatry and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

        Restoring HealerRestoring the Healer: Exploring Somatic Transference and Compassion Fatigue

  • Somatic Transference for the Therapist, Health Care Provider
  • Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious and Secondary Trauma, Burnout
  • Yoga as Restorative Intervention 


Dr Elisabeth Crim www.moonstonecenter.com The Power of Consultation: Personal and Professional Self-Care 

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Collaborative
  • Attachment and Transferece-Based
  • Practice Building/Maintenance
  • Finance/Business Improvement
  • Self-Care 

For More INFO,

Please Contact Julie Brown,

Dr. Crim's Speaking/Events Manager




!  And, go sit outside for a while today.  Even 15 minutes in the sun can affect so much good in your body and soul!






Come join us  

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

Clinical Intuition Terry Marks Tarlow Elisabeth Crim Moonstone Center Terry Marks Tarlow  Elisabeth Crim Moonstone Center Copyright Terry Marks Tarlow


Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy:

The Neurobiology of Flashes, Hunches, & Gut Feelings 



Dr.Elisabeth Crim Presents: Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy w Dr.Terry Marks-Tarlow!
Dr.Elisabeth Crim Presents: Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy w Dr.Terry Marks-Tarlow!


REGISTRATION:   $139 Early   $159 Late    $100 Interns/Psych Assistants


REGISTER ONLINE:  www.moonstonecenter.com/events


FOR ASSISTANCE:   Events@MoonstoneCenter.com  or Call: Julie Brown, Events Manager 310.983.3203


As psychotherapists, how do we know exactly what to do and say? Clinical intuition is indispensable to effective psychotherapy, yet the topic is rarely discussed within the current social politics of our field. This interactive workshop explores clinical intuition from multiple perspectives: 1) Its spontaneous emergence to fill the gap between theory and practice; 2) Its workings via bottom-up, implicit, nonconscious modes of communication; 2) Its evolutionary and developmental roots within mammalian limbic emotional and motivational circuits; 3) Its manifestation in the therapeutic dialogue through PLAY and the unconsciously orchestrated games that organize relational rhythms. Other topics include imagination, metaphor, creativity, and humor, as they spring from intuitive roots and in wisdom, the mature flowering of clinical intuition. A didactic and experiential experience.



Dr. Marks-Tarlow 's whimsical yet profound art will be on exhibit. Her Books and Art will be available for purchase.



Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Artist


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With Discussant:

Elisabeth Crim, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Relax & Renew Yoga Trainer


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6 CEUs - Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs 

Saturday, May 18, 2013


For More Info &



  At Moonstone Center, we approach each CE Event with a commitment to Professional Development and Dynamic Education in a Setting of Self-Care.     


Email: Events@MoonstoneCenter.com  or Phone:  310-938-3203

Looking forward to seeing you there!    

Elisabeth, Julie, and The Moonstone Team




 May 18, 2013 



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 Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy: The Neurobiology of Flashes, Hunches, & Gut Feelings





 Dance the Transference

with Your Patients!


Dr Elisabeth Crim www.moonstonecenter.com






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Book Review:

Clinical Intuition: The Neurobiology of Embodied Response by Terry Marks-Tarlow


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