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Trauma blocks Love.
Love heals trauma.

Trauma activates an internal cascade of reactions that blocks love, connection, and creativity; and in turn, love has the power to transcend trauma, heal our pain, and reconnect us to our Self, our source, and to each other.

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Holiday Letter

Hello Everyone,

We’ve all been through so much over the past few years. Managing a pandemic, dealing with racial, gender, and reproductive inequities, witnessing or even participating in a war, all while inflation continues to rise.

It’s been challenging to hold steady and maintain balance during these stressful times. I’ve felt controlled and regulated. I’ve been told what I can and can’t do more than ever before. As this Holiday season descends upon us, it's easy to get overwhelmed with all that needs to get done, all the presents that need to be purchased, and all the social obligations that should be attended.

What if you did it different this year? What if you were more mindful? What if you made some new choices? What if you broke from tradition? Why not order out instead of cooking this year. Book a vacation instead of visiting family. Buy yourself a present. Even a small change can have a big impact on our mental health and sense of well-being. I’m choosing to speak up more and be more honest about what I want and feel, even if it goes against someone else’s wishes and desires.

Join me in doing it different this year.

With love and change,
Frank

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Hope and light are on the horizon to help clients overcome the challenges of healing and releasing the pain of relational trauma.

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Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) provides a revolutionary treatment plan for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more.

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New Dimensions of Trauma Healing: Energy, Neuroscience, and Spirituality

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Committed to promoting compassion, hope, healing and non-violence in the world, Dr. Anderson specializes in understanding and treating the effects of psychic pain and trauma. Unique as both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, he is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

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A crucial contribution that brings clarity and light to the often dark, confusing journey of treating complex PTSD.

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