Dialectical Thinking for Moms

Dialectical thinking is a concept that comes from Dialectical behavior therapy (or DBT), a treatment developed by psychologist Marsha Linehan. Is it a spoon or a fork? It’s a spoon AND a fork…It’s a spork!  I’m always looking for easy-to-understand ways to explain “dialectical thinking”. This type of thinking is intended to support us when […]

Intense and Traumatic Births

Birth can be one of the most intense and powerful experiences in our lives, and many women feel compelled to share their stories in the days and weeks following delivery. We spend so much time planning and preparing for our birth experiences. We have hopes, dreams, and expectations of what we want it to be. […]

Empathic Over-Arousal

If you’re a mom, you’ve definitely had the experience of your baby or toddler crying out when placed into their crib. If your child is already verbal by this stage, perhaps you tend to hear the heartbreaking cry of “Mommy, come back!” Your pulse quickens, your heart drops into your stomach and settles into a […]