Dr. Elisabeth Crim www.MoonstoneCenter.com            Integrating Life Events  


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March 24, 2014
Greetings Fellow Healer,
The Healer's Life! Integrating Life Events - Dr. Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center
The Healer's Life! Integrating Life Events - Dr. Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center
Wow, it has been a while since I have written to you and sent you a video through The Healer's Life!  Since January 18...I apologize for my absence in February.  It brings me to what I want to talk about this month. Integrating Life events....
In February, my brother's wife passed away.  This was a very terrible, painful, shocking, yet not surprising and throughout...and still, very affecting event.   She had been very very ill, so not surprising.  She was still young, so very shocking.  We all know we will die some day.  We are rarely ready to die or experience a loved one leaving us.
I share this very personal event in my life journey to illuminate the Aha I am still discovering or re-discovering as this is not my first loss.  Pain and loss, a death, or even celebration and beauty, a new birth, transitions and change come often at times we do not expect. Even if we expect, plan for, consider a coming event, our experience of that event can be shocking. Some life events are sudden and require our full attention - mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, relationally, and financially.  This recent loss in my life resulted in a renewed and deepened connection with my brother, and our extended family of origin.  It required that I return to former family system roles and deepen newer ones as I shared this loss with my husband and my children in my current immediate family life.  It pulled me without warning into active engagement with old friends and family at a level of intense emotional sharing and relating, that had not occurred at this level in some time.
Life events also often physically take us places and can disrupt our plans and routine.  I flew from California to Tennessee. I planned this within a day and flew out and returned within a long weekend. This newsletter did not get written or video taped. Appropriately, other scheduled activities had to be re-arranged.
And, I am changed.  I am altered.  Even though I have been back to my normal routine and involved actively in my life since my return flight, I am also on a deeper level,  just coming up for air and finding center and presence in my life here again.  This presence is filled with new and renewed relational and emotional experiences - including deep grief and loss as well as the tender goodness of reconnection that only weddings, funerals, new born children and their later milestone graduations and return visits home seem to bring us.
I invite you to consider your life and remember that with all that you are doing, you are not truly in control and that at any moment a new or changed life, a new death or simply a new experience will impact you.  Whether you take time consciously or not, you are impacted.  You are changed.  A life event has affected your very life, mind, body, and spirit.
I am returning.  I am finding joy in my own deeps again.  I still laugh often and easily as before.  I am genuinely engaged and involved with family, patients, colleagues.  I also feel an unfamiliar tension in my body and spirit that when I pause and tune in, realize is grief and sadness, a wondering or worrying about my brother, and thoughts and feelings that I do not always have clear words for, but recognize as related to this loss or other life events I am processing... when I pause, breath, think and feel.
Finally, I believe that when I pay attention to my mind, body, spirit, relationships and finances, holding this recent life-changing loss in my awareness, I actually find more space, a sweet tender feeling that has joy right next to the sorrow.  I begin to integrate and become a new whole.
Pay attention, create space for the unexpected life events and experiences that you encounter along your life journey.  You are carrying them with you whether you pay attention or not.  Pause and breath and pay attention,  sometimes silently and privately, sometimes aloud with others.  Integrate these experiences within your whole being.  Emerge more whole, more complex, with renewed joy and peace.
I send love to you today fellow Healer.  Thank you for journeying with me through the The Healer's Life!, Follow us on Twitter, View our profile on LinkedIn, Like us on Facebook  various Professional ListServs and out in the community when I speak, write, or network.
Peace, Gratitude, Space to Integrate and Restore,
Elisabeth and the Moonstone Center Team


Saturday, April 26


 LA CAMFT + WLA-Santa Monica AAMFT

Networking Meeting


Featured Speaker:

Dr. Elisabeth Crim



Working Successfully with Personality & Attachment Disorders:

Keeping Therapy on Track 


LA-CAMFT Networking Meeting

Saturday, April 26, 2014

8:30-11:30 am


Beverly Hills Country Club 

3084 Motor Ave. 

Los Angeles, CA 90064   

       (310) 836-4400           

Another Note:  Check out the video below on Grief and Loss from the Hospice Foundation of America.  They discuss loss of persons to death, or protracted illness, which affects each one of us at some point of our life journey.
I also found it applicable to the many life events that effect change and transitions and the inherent loss of what had been a known pattern or process or relationship dynamic in our lives with another person or situation in our lives.  For us as health care providers principles of grief and loss must be attended to for our own health and wellness in our personal and professional life journey.   
Even positive and planned-for Transitions incorporate loss as well as new life, joy, and hope!  Take time and space to find your new whole, your new normal.  This video can speak to that.
I hope you find it helpful for yourself, as well as a patient, family member, or friend.
Understanding Grief
Understanding Grief
Hospice Foundation of America
  Moonstone Center Offerings
Invite 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 28, 2014.
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CE, CEU, CME or Non-CE Events: 
1-2 Hour
Full Day
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


www.MoonstoneCenter.com Dr. Elisabeth Crim  

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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Awakening Clinical Intuition

Saturday Workshop Series

w Terry Marks Tarlow, PhD


30 CEs

Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs


For More Info:









Dr Elisabeth Crim www.moonstonecenter.com




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



Individual and Group

Join an Existing Group


Form your own group!


Inquire Today!

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310-371-2800, ext 1#

to Speak or Train Your Organization!

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 The Healer's Life

Youtube Videos

Channel: Elisabeth Crim


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Smart Creative Women

Web TV Show

  Dr Elisabeth Crim www.moonstonecenter.com  

"Dr Elisabeth Crim on Listening to Yourself and Finding the Right

Flow for Your Life!"

Interview with Monica Lee,

Artist and WebTVHost

Smart Creative Women

Web TV Show




WEB RADIO Interview with Dr. Crim

by Dr. Carol Francis

 Dr Elisabeth Crim - BlogTalkRadio - Dr Carol Francis

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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