Dr. Elisabeth Crim www.MoonstoneCenter.com                    Mind-Body-Spirit


The Healer's Life!                       


Newsletter of Dr. Elisabeth Crim and Moonstone Center


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Psychotherapy ~ Wellness ~ Professional Development


January 18, 2014
Greetings Fellow Healer!
The Healer's Life!  MIND-BODY-SPIRIT Jan 2014 - Dr. Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center 
The Healer's Life! MIND-BODY-SPIRIT Jan 2014 - Dr. Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center
I pray you are already finding yourself in the midst of a good 2014!  Mine has already taken off quickly and I am acutely aware that it is taking some time for me to return to my professional sense of self since my very full Holiday break. To be honest, I am not sure I have fully returned as yet! 
My holidays were full of wonderful time spent with extended family as we happily welcomed home our son from college and then traveled across the country to be with my husband's family.  I later enjoyed a gentle but deeply fulfilling visit with my own mother of 78 years who visited Southern California for a week after Christmas.
As rich and delicious as my holidays were this year, they were also exhausting and highly other-focused.  I noted as I went through them that I was very present and happy throughout, yet, even so, I was left with a deep fatigue from which I am still recovering.  
Most individuals I have encountered in the first couple of weeks of January, whether friends, colleagues, or patients, have communicated experiencing a similar slow transition or return to the "normal" routine of their lives. 
Yet, herein is a caution to each of us.  This is not a return.  Entering 2014 in January is stepping into a new month of a new year of a new season in our lives.  There is an invitation to become present to ourselves and each other in this new day and hour, month and year. 
Being Present in Mind, Body, Spirit and Relationships
How do we become present?  We must honor that we are mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and relational beings.  We have the opportunity to listen to our mind, body, and spirit in each situation we move in and through.  And we have the opportunity to be present to those with whom we are engaging relationally.
This week, as I listened to my body, I had to acknowledge that I was experiencing some fatigue and pain that was reminiscent of my past chronic fatigue that was at one time quite debilitating.  I responded to this awareness by pausing between each transition of my day to apply some of the tools of yoga that helped me find balance and renewed health in my past.  I practiced the Ujjayi breath and Lion's Breath.  I did Sun Salutations before I dressed and entered my professional day.  I did Sun-Salutations between sessions (when I remembered!).  I experienced a tremendous and profound shift in energy with each breath and yogic pose that allowed me to successfully move through my day.
At times, I am needing a renewal of mind, body, and spirit on the hour. 
I am betting that you may need this too. 
It is okay.  I invite you...be present to yourself today.  Discover what is happening for you in your mind, body, and spirit.  Listen to what you need and desire in this moment.  Explore what this moment has for you today, this week, and in January, 2014.  Breath.  Move.  Ask your Higher Power for an assist today.  You have never been here at this time and day in your life before!  
Explore "Check It Out!"  and "Another Note" on sleep below.  Explore the rest of the newsletter and sidebar for ways we are offering for you to take care of you, Oh Healer!
Peace and Health to you in your Mind-Body-Spirit and Relationships!
Elisabeth and the Moonstone Center Team
Check It Out!  
AND, to Assist YOU in attending to Mind-Body-Spirit with you and your patients, we are offering: Four Session, 8 CEU Consultation Workshop:  Restoring the Healer: Yoga Therapy and Psychotherapy Consultation Group that Simone Marke't and I are leading in her private yoga studio in Redondo Beach, California, in February 2014.  You asked, we heard - we are responding!
Another Note:  One key way to attend to Mind-Body-Spirit and Relationships is to get enough SLEEP!. Watch this quick but powerful little SciShow video on circadium rhythm and your brain, body health!
Circadian Rhythm and Your Brain's Clock 
Circadian Rhythm and Your Brain's Clock
  Moonstone Center Offerings!
    Collaborate with Dr. Crim as a Speaker for your Organization!
   Dr Elisabeth Crim - BlogTalkRadio - Dr Carol Francis  
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
Go to the home page marquee of www.MoonstoneCenter.com for  more info and upcoming Events & Speaking dates and places! 
Therapist-Centered Clinical Consultation  
Dr Elisabeth Crim www.moonstonecenter.com
Experiencing challenges in building or maintaining your practice?
Feeling isolated from other therapists?
Struggling with certain patients who may have attachment or personality disorders?
Interested in integrating the Physical and Spiritual within your Psychotherapy Practice?
Aware of your own Counter-Transference with certain patients and needing a place for expert help in attending to it,
Desiring to utilizing your patient's transference and your own counter-transference 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 process and planning in your professional life journey!  
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 where 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 for 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. 
Restoring the Healer
Yoga Therapy and Psychotherapy
Consultation Group Workshop
  Restoring Healer  Simone Marke't www.moonstonecenter.com
With Elisabeth Crim, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Relax and Renew Yoga Trainer
 and Simone Marke't, Certified Yoga Therapist
Four 1.5 Hour Sessions - 6 CEUs(Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs)
Small Group - Limited Space
Incorporating Restorative Yoga, Group Discussion, Clinical Case Consultation
FORMING NOW to start in March, 2014.
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CE, CEU, CME or Non-CE Events: 
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Restoring Healer
Compassion 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 Intervention  
Dancing Image Dancing the Transference: Transference, Counter-Transference, Somatic Transference, Spiritual Transference - Honoring the Relationship Between Health Care Provider/Educator and Patient/Student
Can be adapted for Your Professional Organization and Staff!
Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, LMHP, Psychiatrist, Teacher, Educator, Spiritual Director, Sponsor, 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


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Inter-Professional Treatment Teams:  The Power of Collaborative Treatment Teaming



  •  Integrative Care
  • Therapeutic Education
  • Holistic Care
  • Collaborative Treatment
  • Multi-Disciplinary Teams
  • Inter-Professional Teams
  • Settings:  Outpatient, Inpatient, Day Treatment, Partial Hospital, Intensive Outpatient, Residential
  • Settings:  School-Based
  • Settings:  Community MH Based, Substance Abuse/MH Multi-Diagnosis Treatment Based


Power Collab Tx Holistic, Integrated Mind-Body-Spirit-Relational Healing:  Collaborative Treatment Teaming Between Conventional & Complementary-Alternative Therapies
  • Integrative and Holistic Mental Health Treatment
  • Yoga Therapy, Acupuncture, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Other Modalities



Dr Elisabeth Crim www.moonstonecenter.com
Therapist-Centered Consultation:
The Power of Attending to Professional Identity and Clinical or Educational Case Consciousness
  • Individual
  • Group
  • Collaborative
  • Attachment and Transference-Based
  • Practice Building/Maintenance
  • Finance/Business Improvement
  • Self-Care 
For More INFO, including Scheduling, Topics, Fees:
Please Contact Julie Brown,
Dr. Crim's Speaking/Events Manager


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Therapist-Centered Clinical & Practice Consultation



Restoring The Healer: Restorative Yoga + Clinical Consultation GROUP

8 CEUs

Four 2-Hour Sessions

1 x Month



Elisabeth Crim and Simone Marke't, Certified Yoga Therapist


Therapist-Centered Clinical


Join one that is forming


Form YOUR OWN GROUP of Colleagues and Invite Dr. Crim to consult for your group!

Practice Development



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TOPIC:  Treatment for Mind-Body-Emotions



Book Review:

Clinical Intuition: The Neurobiology

of Embodied Response by Terry Marks-Tarlow 



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

Yoga International 


Erich Schiffmann


Your Local Farmer's Market 


Joel Osteen


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


Internationally located


Exhale Yoga and Spa

USA Major Cities and Abroad


"Yoga Studio"
in Your Local Community
Yoga Class Tips:
  • If you are new to Yoga: Attend a Beginner to Level 1 class only and tell the instructor you are new to yoga.
  • ALWAYS with a new instructor or a new class: Tell the Instructor your level of experience.
  • If you experience PAIN: STOP! ALWAYS tell the instructor if you experience any pain.
  • Try a Gentle or Restorative Class.
  • Try a Flow Class.
  • Experiment with types and schools of yoga: Hatha, Iyengar, Viniyoga, etc.
  • Read about all 8 limbs of Yoga.







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