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May 16, 2014
The Healers Life! Syncing with Nature - Dr. Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center
The Healers Life! Syncing with Nature - Dr. Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center
Greetings Fellow Healer,
It has been beautiful, HOT! but Beautiful the last several days and actually quite often this month.  Across our state, country, hemisphere and world, the seasons and the weather they bring are changing. Each aspect of nature vibrates and brings a different energy with it as it is ever morphing.  It is easy to become so focused on our busy lives that include our schedule of patients or clients, our care, provision, and nurture of our children and families and/or older parents that we as Healers and Health Care Providers can lose sight of the outward changes in nature that the steady shifts of time and space both allow and bring into our lives.  Nature moves in powerful currents of seasons, each with its own energy and seeming character.
The Healer's Life! focus this months is "Syncing with Nature!"  Dictionary.com's definition of "Sync" as a verb is "to synchronize or harmonize. As a noun, "Sync" means harmony or harmonious relationship.  We also now use the term, "sync" to refer to getting all of our information from various technical devices to show up consistently within each device and location we use or find ourselves in.  I titled this month's newsletter, "Syncing with Nature" after I recorded the video above.  While outside I felt the intense heat on my skin, heard the ocean rolling loudly in the background, and saw the powerful sun-light in my eyes.  I was and have been affected before, during and since by that powerful energy that nature provides. It led me consider how powerful it would be in our own holistic, mind-body-spirit-relational lives to also sync or harmonize with nature as we live fully within each setting or situation we find ourselves in.  Syncing ourselves with nature, paying attention to the month, the day, the year, the season we find ourselves living in in this moment! To attend to the needs within and without that this attention invites into our consciousness.
To live our lives in a harmonious relationship internally and externally with nature's effecting and vibrating energy seems a key piece to the balance and integration we seek as health and wellness providers.  How can we truly attend to mind, body, spirit, and relationship, if we are not also attending to nature, climate, and environment? 
So my invitation to you today - Go outside and take your shoes off and feel the grass, dirt, sand, or even pavement beneath your naked feet!  Let the sensation move from the soles of your feet to the soul of your being.  Breath in the air, notice the temperature on your skin.  Notice what emotions come up.  See if you realize that it is May in 2014.  Ask yourself,  "what do I need now, today, this month, this summer?"  What do I need to start planning now to meet that need?  Then return to the sensation of grass under your feet...let the barefoot child within dance and smile and run free - if only for a minute or two!
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Until next month,
Blessings and Peace,
Elisabeth and the Moonstone Center Team

Join me!

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research

(SYTAR) 2014


June 5-8, 2014

Austin, TX


Dr. Elisabeth Crim Presents


Common Interest  Community (CIC) Presentation: 

Developing Virtual Integrative Health and Wellness Centers


For Info & To Register


What if you can't get outside easily?
What if you don't have open nature readily available to you?
In addition to the importance of syncing with your actual own nature environment, we know that experiencing nature in and of itself can have relaxing and restorative effects.
Check out Virtual Nature Environments for Health on the YouTube Channel: NatureVideo 
Virtual Environments for Health 
Virtual Environments for Health
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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
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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 August, 2014.
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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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Restoring the Healer Consultation Group


Aug-Nov, 2014


4 Sessions: 8 CEUs

Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs


Restoring Healer 


Dr. Elisabeth Crim 

Dr. Elisabeth Crim  Simone Marke't 





Awakening Clinical Intuition

Saturday Workshop Series

Terry Marks Tarlow, PhD


30 CEs

Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs


For More Info:







Dr Elisabeth Crim www.moonstonecenter.com




Therapist-Centered Clinical & Practice Consultation



Form your own Group with Trusted colleagues and Bring in Dr. Crim to Consult


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 The Healer's Life

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Smart Creative Women

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

Flow for Your Life!"

Interview with Monica Lee,

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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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