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Newsletter of Dr. Elisabeth Crim and Moonstone Center

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Psychotherapy ~ Wellness ~ Professional Development


September 15, 2013
Greetings Fellow Healer!
Welcome new and faithful readers!  Over the summer I met many more of you, Amazing Healers!  You are Clinicians, Supervisors, and Administrators.  You are Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, Psychiatrists, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, Yoga Therapists and Teachers, Physicians, Nurses, Students, Interns, Psych Assistants, 12 Step Sponsors, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Spiritual Directors, and Educators!  Thank you for joining us.  Please read my message below and watch the video by my signature.  The Sidebar has more resources for you and there's more info below my message re: services I am offering through Moonstone Center!
Fellow Healer, 
When was the last time you spent time outside?  I don't mean walked outside to get to your car or take the trash out or let the dog in or out. I mean when was the last time you spent time outside, sitting or walking, alone or with a friend or family member?  Spent a significant amount of time, without a rush to get back to the office or run home to cook dinner or get dressed for work or some other To-Do on your list.
I live near the ocean. My husband and I are regularly thankful when we glimpse it as we drive by or pull over to just look at it, taking in its powerful beauty. But, I realized over Labor Day weekend that I had not been down to the beach to just sit, walk along the water's edge getting my feet wet, or take a swim the entire summer! HOW is that possible you may ask?!!! ~ Especially if you don't live by the ocean! ~ I understand the latter sentiment as I did not grow up by the sea.  I fell in love with its energy and beauty on family vacations spending one week each summer on the Florida Gulf Coast.  But I ask you, if you live by a park, when was the last time you just spent time there, had a picnic, lounged on a blanket and read a book looking up at the trees?  If you have a back yard, when was the last time you just set out a chair and sat - or spent time in the swing you put in a year or so ago?  Just sat and relaxed or moved about in the outdoors with no urgency. Reading, meditating, thinking about your incredible life, experiencing gratitude, feeling unfelt, unexpressed feelings of sadness or joy, or looking with awe at nature humming along around you?
The American Psychological Association's cover story this issue for the member magazine, Monitor on Psychology, is Therapy Gone Wild!
I personally loved the cover.  It is a picture of psychologist Dr. Steve Debois looking up with abandon, his arms outstretched, palms upward in the setting of a grassy field, with trees and a hill sloping upward behind him.  The cover is flush with beautiful and varied shades of green. And Dr. Dubois' posture and expression suggests freedom and surrender.  The cover invites you outside.  There are articles in the issue addressing the therapeutic power of being in the outdoors - based on several programs incorporating the environment, outdoor adventure and simply being in nature.  
Our society and our business of healing others often keeps us indoors, sometimes for long stretches at a time.  Those of us who are healers are often parents, spouses, partners, children of older adult parents, and good loyal friends to others. As I have said before, we often are in the profession we are in because of how we are wired genetically and the roles we played in our families of origin. It is very easy for us to get caught up running from one caring role to another.  One vital way to replenish and restore is to take time and be outside in nature.  Take the time, schedule it if you need to.  Inhale and exhale. See the beauty God or Nature or Source (however you make sense of our fabulous grand order!) has created.  Let the energy outside affect the energy that is you.  
Peace and Gratitude, 
And a Delicious taste of Autumn Sunshine and Fall Breezes to you Fellow Healer!
    and the Moonstone Center Team! 
The Healer's Life: NATURE Sep 2013 - Dr. Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center
The Healer's Life: NATURE Sep 2013 - Dr. Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center


Another Note:  September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. An important and vital topic for many of the patients, clients, students we treat and serve. Suicidal ideation, attempt, or completion is a symptom and issue whose very treatment can affect the mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational functioning of the individual providing treatment.  Healers can experience trauma, secondary or vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, or burnout when treating individuals who are dealing with the severe, often violent, and sometimes lethal mind-body-spirit effects of suicide.  Additionally, some treatment providers suffer with suicidality in their own lives or in the lives of their family members and friends. The Healer's personal life can be directly affected and need intervention based in this very area of being a Health or Mental Health Provider, Supervisor, Administrator, or Educator. Take time today to review your awareness and routine assessment of suicide in your patients, clients, or students. Take time today to assess if you need intervention for yourself re: this issue and its affect on you - i.e. clinical consultation or your own psychotherapy.  You are amazing and wonderful.  Take care of you as you take care of the precious others you serve!
Moonstone Center Offerings!
Therapist-Centered Clinical Consultation  Dr Elisabeth Crim www.moonstonecenter.com
Struggling with certain clients or patients on your caseload?
Experiencing challenges in building or maintaining your practice?
Feeling isolated from other therapists?
Having difficulty with treating certain patients?
Interested in integrating the Physical and Spiritual with your Mental-Emotional-Relational-Based Practice?
Aware of your own Counter-Transference with certain patients and needing a place for expert help in attending to it, utilizing it for positive treatment outcomes?
If you answered Yes! to any of these, you may want to consider the Power of Consultation for support, clinical case exploration, transference/counter-transference issues, mind-body-spirit-relational psychotherapy and your own professional life journey processing, planning, and affecting!  
I approach each professional with whom I consult from an inter-subjective approach, honoring both of our sets of knowledge, experience, and passion.  I offer consultation within a context of safety and compassion toward self with a healthy dose of humor when possible! We are merely human beings who happen to be healers of other human beings on this journey called Life!  I offer a space to safely explore what being a therapist, or other type of healing professional means to you and how to better assure you are going forward safely (emotionally, mentally, relationally, and yes spiritually and physically) for yourself and those you are treating.  I do this from a clinical perspective that is grounded in an inter-subjective and holistic psychodynamic approach to individuals and relationships. Give me a call...Let's have some fun together while we help you grow and heal and provide effective healing to others in your professional life journey!
I offer consultation via:
  • Individual Consultation.  
  • Group Consultation.  
  • Form your Own Group with your own Trusted Colleagues
Contact me or call:  310.371.2800  if you want to schedule an individual session or if you want to form a group of your trusted colleagues for me to join as consultant.  I am putting out a call to form a Therapist-Centered Consultation Group at this time. 
  Collaborate with Elisabeth as a Speaker for your Organization!  Dr Elisabeth Crim - BlogTalkRadio - Dr Carol Francis
Check our website Events Page see where Elisabeth is Speaking!  
Create an In-House Training for Your Organization's Clinical, Medical, or Educational staff!
We can custom tailor a CE, CEU, or CME level training to meet your organization's needs.  See Topics Below!
Who can we provide training for?  
Clinicians, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Educators, Nurses, Physicians, Spiritual Directors/Ministers, Yoga Teachers/Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Counselors!  Mental Health Agencies, Universities, Schools, Hospitals, Clinics...
To schedule me as a speaker/trainer for your organization please contact Julie Brown, Moonstone Center Events Manager
 or Call: 310.938.3203
Please check out on the home page marquee of www.MoonstoneCenter.com for  more info and upcoming Events & Speaking dates and places!
I hope to see or connect with you before the next newsletter!  Go spend some time outside today!
With Peace, Joy, Love and Light,
Elisabeth and the Moonstone Center Team
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Restoring HealerCompassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Somatic Transference: 
Identification, Prevention, Intervention - Restoring the Healer
  • Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious and Secondary Trauma, Burnout
  • Recognition, Prevention, Intervention, Restoration
  • Neuro-Psycho-Physiology of Attachment, Somatic Transference and Compassion Fatigue
  • Neuro-Psycho-Physiology of Intervention, Prevention, Restoration of Health Care Providers
    • Yoga as Restorative Intervention  
 Dancing ImageDancing the Transference:  Transference, Counter-Transference, Somatic Transference, Spiritual Transference - Honoring the Relationship Client and Healer 
Can be adapted for Your Professional Organization and Staff!
Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, LMHP, Psychiatrist, Spiritual Director, Yoga Therapist, Chiropractor, Licensed Acupuncturist, Nurse, Medical Doctor, Clergy...
  • Transference: Personality/Attachment Disorders
  • Transference: Couples
  • Transference:  Parents
  • Transference:  Fellow Treatment Team Members
  • Somatic Transference: The Body's Process in Psychotherapy
  • Spiritual Transference:  The Spiritual Process in Relationship
 Power Collab TxHolistic, Integrated Mind-Body-Spirit-Relational Healing 
Thru Collaborative Inter-Professional Treatment Teaming (Complementary-Alternative
and Traditional Therapies)
  • Integrative and Holistic Mental Health Treatment
  • Yoga Therapy, Acupuncture, Psychiatry and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Dr Elisabeth Crim www.moonstonecenter.com Therapist-Centered Consultation:
The Power of Professional Self-Care & Increased Clinical Case Consciousness
  • Individual
  • Group
  • Collaborative
  • Attachment and Transference-Based
  • Practice Building/Maintenance
  • Finance/Business Improvement
  • Self-Care 
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Please Contact Julie Brown,
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Book Review:

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


Self Care Resources
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Church, Temple, or Meditation or Yoga Studio
(Ask a friend, colleague or Google if you don't know where)

Yoga International Magazine 



Find Your LOCAL

Farmer's Market 


Christian Spiritual

Joel Osteen Ministries 


For Women: 
Monica Lee


Sue Patton Thoele

For Men: 
Tom McGee,


Yoga for Men, Women, Children:


Los Angeles South Bay Yoga:


Simone Marke't,

Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Teacher Trainer


Harmony Yoga

Redondo Bch/Hermosa Bch, CA


Lyfe Yoga Center

Hermosa Beach, CA


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