Learn about how trauma affects you and hurts your ability to feels safe in a relationship. Trauma is at the root of so many of our challenges today. It’s affects can be particularly felt when significant others are bonding and the relationship is becoming more serious. Spot the signs and learn how to heal.
Here's a in-depth piece that shares the many ways addiction affects relationships and provides support to those looking to heal and find love again.
I am thrilled to announce that The Focalizing Institute is sponsoring an in-depth certification training this summer on Focalizing and how it can be applied for lasting personal and interpersonal healing.
I will be teaching this deeply experiential program with Nick Werber in order to train participants how to lead a Focalizing session for themselves and others. You'll learn why Focalizing is a lifeline for people who have struggled to find relief around issues of trauma, anxiety, depression, intimacy and more. And at each step of the way you'll develop and deepen your skills as a facilitator to guide this life changing healing process.
The program will be held over the course of three weekends at the stunning and historic Garrison Institute. In the heart of the Hudson Valley each participant will get hours of facilitation practice while also having personal Focalizing sessions done for them. The result will not only be a new tool in your healing toolbox but a transformative personal journey that will leave you renewed and energized come fall. We hope you join us!
Follow the link below for a complete program description and to register: https://www.theinstitute.org/foundations-of-focalizing/
The brief video below shares how destructive conditioned thinking holds us back, limits our experience and cuts us off from the flow of Source Energy. Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eytY8UdIeOE#t=12
And the beat goes on. This four year old video post has a nice follow up article called, '"Befriending our 'Head Noise' as an Antidote to Depression and Anxiety." Click here to read the article: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-can-befriending-our-head-noise-diminish-anxiety-and-depression-1204174
I hope you find them both helpful.
Sometimes I find it helpful to remember how our perceptions can shift when we truly see our mysterious little place in the whole of the larger reality.
Want to explore and expand on all levels? www.michaelpicucci.com
'Education is the kindling of a flame: How to reinvent the 21st-century university' by my mentor Otto Scharmer. We are using this guide as we create new courses and certifications at the Focalizing Institute.
Click here to read the article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/education-is-the-kindling-of-a-flame-how-to-reinvent_us_5a4ffec5e4b0ee59d41c0a9f
"Befriending our 'Head Noise' as an Antidote to Depression and Anxiety."
Just published on GoodTherapy.org.
This headline is the theme of a keynote address in 2018.
I hope it helps open meaningful new apertures in our perceptions.
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Here's another excerpt from my audiobook: Focalizing Source Energy - Going Within to Move Beyond:
"Focalizing is both a healing modality and creative process for continuous, spirited energy that flows through us and expresses itself with clarity.
With so much of the human body made up of empty space and water it’s easy to understand the impact that energy can have on us. And there has been much scientific research emerging to support the existence of evolving energy fields within and around us.
We are all a mass of atoms, molecules, and sub-atomic particles spinning around empty space in predetermined sequences creating our individual physical reality. How those sequences are predetermined depends on the influence of our ancestors, culture and family conditioning. This is as true for our interior landscapes as it is for our physical traits. In the same way a computer gets programmed, these sequences shape the energy of our experiences and different personalities. And once we are programmed, energy will continue to run through the same sequence. That’s what it knows how to do."
To download the audiobook from Audible / Amazon, follow this link: http://a.co/aX4izkp
To learn more about my work, visit my website: www.michaelpicucci.com
Resourcing Ourselves While Caregiving: The ThreeTangible Shifts in this article can be quite helpful: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Follow this link to read the article: http://www.helpyouthru.com/resourcing-ourselves-threetangible-shifts/
I am recreating past audio meditations on YouTube. They will be “Guided Video Meditations” that allow you to open your eyes at any time to see a beautiful graphic perfectly synced to the spoken words. We think of it as an additional resource that can boost the power of the meditation. Let me know what you think. This first one touches on the potency that can come with 'doing by not doing.'
Click this link to access the meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtnGi5fuD18&feature=youtu.be
An excerpt from my audiobook: Focalizing Source Energy - Going Within to Move Beyond:
To help us step out of the cultural box, my partner and I created the abbreviation, S.E.X., for Soul Energy eXchange. It suggests we can choose to enlighten our sexual experiences by focusing on energy that comes from our hearts and souls, not just our bodies and minds, and thereby designing a new outlook on pleasure. For those who are willing, it does take a bit of work. It’s rare that I’ve met anyone with an ongoing, rich and fulfilling sexual life that did not have to go back in their history to create new contexts for their erotic experiences. But the payoff is huge.
Love is an energy transmitted from the heart. It can be felt through hands of a lover, or platonically from a father or mother to a child. It is gender-neutral. S.E.X. means losing ourselves in the beloved.
To download the audiobook from Audible / Amazon, follow this link: http://a.co/aX4izkp
To learn more about author and psychologist Dr. Picucci, visit his website: www.michaelpicucci.com
When we become good (or seasoned) custodians of our minds we are launched into another stratosphere of living life with clearer perceptions for negotiating all of our choices in a more meaningful way.
From a recent keynote abstract:
Psychotherapy is swiftly changing, as are our clients and often using mindfulness in ways not previously conceived. The new element is what we learned in trauma resolution, particularly methods similar to Somatic Experiencing, EMDR & Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. It’s a shift away from the archeological digs of psychoanalysis and more cognitive techniques where depression and anxiety are quickly relapsed into. The previous tools have been and continue to be helpful, yet they cannot be as effective as the newer methods of going within to move beyond. These new approaches transcend talk-therapy inducing a no-shame, no-blame, right-here, right-now experience that resolves habitual stress and anxiety.
It's amazing to watch young adults blossoming when given a safe place and supported by elder allies. In a short time this 17 year old nonprofit has, with this relatively new project, magically witnessed the blossoming of young adults in very good ways that were previously inconceivable. They have even become our board members along with their own leadership circle.
There are now more certified Millennial Focalizing Facilitators around the globe. This is but one of the initiatives in progress that was enabled by generosity and belief in our mission.
One of our primary intentions is to support individual expression and collective potential of young adults with Focalizing. See last year's partial campaign at the bottom of video clip below. Join us if it feels right to you at www.theinstitute.org and, if you are in a position to please consider clicking the donation button on our website, small and larger contributions are welcomed and will increase our effectiveness.
In this podcast on Proactive Change I was interviewed by Serge Prengel on how we transform from contraction to expansion. It is accompanied by a transcript of our conversation for those who prefer reading. May you find it helpful.
Click the image below to listen to the interview.
For PTSD Vets, thank you for your courage. If you suffer from PTSD, most pharmaceuticals are not very helpful nor is Talk Therapy.
I'm here if you, or a loved one, or a coworker, has the effects of PTSD or any of life's emotionally torturous challenges. I use effective somatic (body oriented) approaches that are swift and gentle. Being a resource that delivers resolution in such suffering is my personal and professional life purpose. I also do Skype work from a distance very effectively.
Hiya everyone. I want to share my new website design. Thank you Nick Werber and Claes Lilja for helping launch this, I couldn't be more delighted. I would be thrilled if you shared on your timeline, thanks. www.michaelpicucci.com
'What Does It Take to Ward Off Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?' In the new Psychotherapy Networker Peter Levine, my mentor in trauma resolution, shares a Personal Story about the title and a video. I hope some find it helpful.
Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/ycavv2f2
For any of my colleagues and anyone with a personal desire to learn about real 'holistic healing' here. I highly recommend these Masters sharing by webinar what they've learned in resolving life challenges in new (to most) ways. We are coming to the tipping point in bringing holism into modern medicine. This is not for professionals only.
Click the image below for a free download of a master video on the effect of body position on our emotions.