Brainspotting Exercises

Iris Healing Retreat 04/22/19
brainspotting therapy

Brainspotting  (BSP) is becoming more and more common in drug and alcohol detox programs as a tool to further address issues of the client in rehab as an extension to the usual treatment modalities. So, what exactly is brainspotting? “Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing, and releasing core neurophysiological…

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Rehab Instead of Jail Time

Iris Healing Retreat 04/13/19
Rehab Instead of Jail time

Every twelve-stepper has heard the adage addiction will end with “jail. Institutions, or death” According to Thaddeus Camlin, PsyD. in his article: Jails, Institutions, and Death: Did 12-step Programs Get it Wrong, he claimed: “it is an inarguable fact that most people try drugs (86% try alcohol) and most who try drugs do not end…

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Recognizing Codependency

Iris Healing Retreat 04/08/19
recognizing codependency

Sometimes the best choice is to walk away from a relationship, despite the heartbreak that will follow. While it may be uncomfortable to let go of someone, it is more damaging to stay in a relationship that is dysfunctional. Unfortunately, many people ride out toxic (and sometimes abusive) relationships because they feel responsible for their…

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TMS for Depression

Iris Healing Retreat 04/08/19

It is estimated that 322 million people across the globe live with depression. While there are many effective treatments for depression, some methods may be invasive or ineffective for treating each individual. Although modalities are on a trial-and-error basis, it can be discouraging to see little to no improvement after seeking help. But, an innovative…

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“Working with Trauma and the Body” Workshop

Iris Healing Retreat 04/04/19
Working with Trauma and the Body Workshop

May 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Trauma is stored in the body. Although talk therapy is beneficial, it is limited when working with trauma. This workshop will help you learn how to pay attention to how emotional and physical states show up in the body. You will learn ways gestures, movements, the…

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