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Redefine Therapy

Our work and our mission is to redefine therapy and our conversations are about the art and practice of healing. This blog was launched in May 2018 by Dr. Jamie Marich, affiliates, and friends.

  Originally published on the Dancing Mindfulness Expressive Arts Therapy Blog, 5/4/2017 If you’ve followed Dancing Mindfulness and other projects connected to my Institute for Creative Mindfulness work, you’ve likely encountered the hashtag #redefinetherapy. What started as a book chapter and a hashtag is quickly turning into a movement that you

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“Cancel Culture” and the Law of Karma by Dr. Jamie Marich

     Where do I even begin? So many thoughts and feelings have swirled in me as I’ve read the myriad posts and articles commenting on so-called “cancel culture.” Because unhealed and activated trauma can impact the way that the brain organizes information, I am admittedly having difficulty putting coherent

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Drive Thru Love by Amy Wagner

We are just eleven days into 2021 and I have claimed THIS to be the year that I make peace with food.  My intention is to help my body become fueled by foods that can sustain a slower aging process, offer solid and sound nutrition and be a formidable ally

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I Wanted to Write You A Think Piece by Dr. Jamie Marich

I wanted to write you a think piece A cogent reflection on an issue of Great social import— What it’s like to be raised in the  Culture of conspiracy  Yet my brain is still a bit too scrambled To weave coherent sentences together Probably because phrases like “Deep state” and

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Trauma Therapist Rant by Dr. Mara Tesler Stein

Over the last few days, there has been a call for unification and healing in the United States. As a trauma therapist, I’d like to outline the Consensus Model for trauma treatment as a template for how to approach this sort of unifying and healing. This model, more than 100-years

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Baby Jamie Marich in a Steelers beanie cap.

How Can America Ever Really Heal? by Dr. Jamie Marich

Since the media called President-Elect Biden’s win on Saturday November 7, numerous calls are rising up for the healing of a divided nation. Even the President-Elect himself called for it in his victory speech. I am in the business of healing, and I am pessimistic. Perhaps because, while I recognize

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Art by Rachel Weaver

DBT Radical Acceptance During 2020 by Rachel Weaver

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that there is no shortage of things that are outside of our control or even ability to manage. Reflecting on the recent supreme court confirmation only reinforces some of these feeling of hopeless and/or helplessness. I won’t even attempt to begin to

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Dear Friends:

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness continues to keep a close watch on the COVID-19 pandemic. From the beginning, we emerged as leaders in providing therapists with important Telehealth skills, and many free resources remain available on our website. We are also leaders in the transition to offering EMDR Therapy Training online, and encourage you to explore our site for these and more opportunities to study with ICM online or in person. A select number of our faculty are offering in person EMDR trainings under safety protocols recommended by their states. Please feel free to make use of our free resources for both clinicians and the community at large.

Best wishes for peace and wellness,

Dr. Jamie Marich