Why Practitioners Need to Talk About Mistakes

As practitioners, there’s one thing we don’t talk about nearly enough – mistakes. Because let’s face it, we all want to avoid mistakes. But we’re human. And just like everyone else, we make them. In order to grow as practitioners (and avoid future mistakes), it’s vital that we have frank conversations about our experiences –…

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How Lessons of the Past, Present, and Future Infuse Our Life and Work

In his holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens tells a moving story of transformation. As the spirits of Past, Present, and Future visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge throughout the course of Christmas Eve, we see him learn to embrace a sense of compassion and generosity. After his experience, Scrooge says: I will honor Christmas…

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One Childhood Lesson That Sticks with Me

From a young age, I was taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive . . . . . . and over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the wisdom behind those simple words. You see, one of the founding principles of NICABM is to give back and do what we can…

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Changing Lives, One Well at a Time

About a week ago, we held a Day of Donation. We decided that for one day, we’d donate everything we took in from the purchase of Gold Subscriptions to charity: water. The response was overwhelming. According to charity: water, it costs an average of $30 to give one person access to clean water. And this…

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Treating Trauma in 100 Countries

Now that we’ve wrapped up the program, I’d like to take a moment to thank you for tuning in. 38,961 practitioners joined us for one or more sessions of the Treating Trauma Master Series. We believe the work you do with people who’ve experienced trauma is so important. That’s why we made it our mission…

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How Limbic System Therapy Can Help Resolve Trauma

When we’re working with clients who have experienced trauma, targeting the limbic system can make our interventions more effective. But what exactly is limbic system therapy, and why is it so useful in treating trauma? In the video below, Bessel van der Kolk, MD answers these questions and explains why he uses this kind of…

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