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Psychotherapy ~ Wellness ~ Professional Development


December 18, 2014 


Happy Holidays Fellow Healer!


Please enjoy my video message and written message to you below.  I invite you to share in
Holiday Presence!
   Peace,  Elisabeth

The Healers Life! Holiday Presence - Dr.Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center
The Healers Life! Holiday Presence - Dr.Elisabeth Crim & Moonstone Center


     Silent Night, Holy Night, All is Calm, All is Bright...This is the beginning lyrics of Silent Night, my favorite Christmas Carol from childhood.  It remains my favorite to this day. Whether you are Christian, Jewish, celebrating the Winter Solstice or another religion or non-religion, these words are quietly beautiful and can call to our inner spirit.  They speak to the sacred within and around. Each year my family and I attend a Candlelight Christmas Eve service where we sing
Silent Night while we hold candles, each lit by a fellow worshiper as you then turn and light the candle of the person next to you.  It is a soft and beautiful song and sound as well as light and vision.  Since childhood these first 10 words of the song have stirred something quiet and powerful within me.  The carol called to something deeper, grander, more holy and powerful than the presents under the tree or Santa whose arrival I eagerly awaited and could hardly sleep for want of spying upon his landing down our chimney! Rich, delightful, magical and fun! 
But Silent Night called to something deeper and larger than even Santa and my presents.  As an adult I am struck by this same contrast of a call to the sacred and spiritual amid the fun Holiday traditions and the frenzy of finding and shipping that one last gift!  Silent Night reminds me and calls me to my own spirit and the spirit of the community in which I live and serve, the beauty of my family and friends, and the God in whom I trust and worship.  It is a call to Presence.  Presence of myself with myself and with others.  



As Healers we give of ourselves on a daily basis in our profession.  This time of year calls on us to also give even more at a more hectic and seemingly unending pace with family, friends, colleagues and relatives across the country.  We can experience our patients, clients, students surging with labile emotions and moods. We can experience our own moods more intensely as well.  There are new or refreshed feelings of loss regarding family and friends who have passed on who we will not be seeing this season.  Past memories, some precious, some painful stir through the Holidays.  This season holds a powerful flux of mixed energies. We need to remember to give to ourselves, to honor our spirits and the Sacred. We need to spend a Holy Night with our Source.


At Moonstone Center, we are winding down through the end of the year.  We are turning inward with family and friends and honoring Spirit.  I invite you to do the same.  I invite you to Holiday Presence.  I encourage you to have a Silent and Holy Night within this Holiday Season, whether a night of Hannukah, Winter Solstice or Christmas Eve or another day in this season that you discover is the right day for you.



Enjoy the video of the song Silent Night sung by Sarah McLachlan below.  Touch the Sacred.  Participate in Holiday Presence.


Happiest Holidays!

We look forward to connecting with you in the New Year!


Om and Ah!  Allelujah and Amen...


Until next month,

Peace, Joy, and Beautiful Light, 



        and the Moonstone Center Team




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Please enjoy a video with Sarah McLachlan singing Silent Night at a Christmas Carol Service of  ICCP 2008 in a Cathedral, 
Aix en Provence, France.  
Take in the gentle sacredness of children, choirs of people, 
and the candle light.

Images and Lyrics are from Christian Tradition, 
but even if this is not your tradition, there is beauty within.  

Silent Night - Sarah McLachlan
Silent Night - Sarah McLachlan

OM, Ah, Amen!

Friday February 6, 2015

Fusion Academy - SouthBay

Featuring Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Elisabeth Crim

Therapeutic Education for Student & Family: 
The Power and Purpose of Collaborative Professional Teams

Attend to Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue 
within your Organization, Clinic today!

Restoring Healer
Yoga Therapy and Psychotherapy
Restorative Self-Care
Consultation Group/Workshop
Elisabeth Crim, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, 
Certified Relax and Renew Yoga Trainer
 and  Simone Marke't, Certified Yoga Therapist

Incorporating Restorative Yoga, Group Discussion,
Mind-Body, Transference/Counter-Transference Based 
Clinical Case Consultation

Moonstone Center Provides CEUs 
(Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCs)

Multiple Individual 2 hour Sessions
Half Day Workshop
Full Day Workshop
Combination of above
  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?  

Psychotherapists - Psychologists - Psychiatrists - Social Workers - Educators - Nurses - Physicians - Spiritual Directors - Ministers - Yoga Teachers/Therapists - Acupuncturists - Chiropractors - Alcohol and Drug Counselors 

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment  Centers 
Mental Health Agencies
To schedule me as a speaker/trainer for your organization please contact Julie Brown, Moonstone Center Events Manager  or
Call: 310.938.3203

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. 
Yoga Therapy and Psychotherapy
Consultation Group/Workshop

New Group Forming March, 2015!

  Restoring Healer  
Elisabeth Crim, PhD,
Licensed Psychologist, Certified Relax and Renew Yoga Trainer
Simone Marke't,
Certified Yoga Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, 
Cert Yoga Teacher Trainer

Four 2 Hour Sessions - 8 CEUs
(Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs)
Small Group - Limited Space
 Restorative Yoga, Group Discussion, Clinical Case Consultation

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and Moonstone Center thru Social Media!
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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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Consultation Group

Four 2-Hour Sessions

8 CEUs

 Restoring Healer

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Therapist-Centered Consultation:

Clinical Cases

Practice Development
Professional Development



Therapist-Centered Clinical


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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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