Madeleine's Most Recent Posts

When to Stop and When to Go

One of the most asked questions I get when it comes to pain and stress is: how do I know when to act and when not to? How do I know when to ‘face the fear and do it anyway’ or to step back and relax my fight-or-flight response? How do I know if it

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The Key to All Lasting Change: You Might Be Surprised

In all the ‘healing’ fields of psychotherapy, mindfulness, yoga, and so many more holistic, helping approaches, there lies a hidden platform. A platform that everything else resides on, rests on and depends on.  You might think it’s setting realistic goals, or facing your problems, or sleep, or meditation or so many other actions we take

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Why Change is So Much More Than Mindset

Anyone who says that change is as simple as changing your thoughts, has not experienced the effects of trauma. I know that is a bold statement. Especially since most if not all adults have experienced trauma. I would probably correct that to say.. ‘has not experienced or fully processed their own trauma’.  Yes, thoughts are

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Where Mindfulness Can Go Wrong and the One Key to Make it Right

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday, I have spent the better part of the last 2 decades studying, practicing and teaching mindfulness in various forms.  But this last weekend reinforced something I knew and have seen so many times in my clients with anxiety, ptsd and chronic pain. It is this: nothing overrides the survival instinct

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Why it’s Not So Easy to “Just Let it Go”

Have you ever been told to “just let it go”? Or that you are “making a mountain out of a molehill” or “over-reacting… again!” Or perhaps you find yourself ruminating over the past and tell yourself (or shout) “Let that go!!!!”,  or stuck in the same habits you’ve tried to change (ahem… how ARE those

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