As we considered in the last post of this series, we have vulnerable and protective parts of us that can play different roles in relational dynamics and relational conflict we get stuck in. This is a space where parts-work is not only incredibly helpful for us to navigate internal conflict, but also external conflict! If… Continue reading People & Parts: Where We Get Stuck
Author’s Note: While this post often refers to romantic relationships, it is applicable to any kind of platonic or familial relationship as well. Ever notice that it’s often in relationships that we can get frustrated with how we aren’t able to live out the spiritual disciplines we long to embody? The recipe of one broken… Continue reading People & Parts: The Pieces at Play
In this podcast I briefly explore what I mean by “parts-work” and my background with this approach. See Part 2 for more information.
I didn’t know what the word hermeneutic meant until I was in my late twenties. I started to hear the word thrown around in my graduate coursework with ancient languages, and gathered that it had something to do with interpretation. I had nerd-ed my way into a small group of students that wanted to pursue… Continue reading Perspective I: Hermeneutics of Translation
There are many ways we could try to explore the depths of us that require some sort of translation process — the process of trying to connect with felt experiences that go beyond words (See Translation I for what I mean by “translation”). Some of my favorite access points include… (1) there’s the way of… Continue reading Translation II: From the Depths of Our Souls
In this first episode, learn about what I’ll be exploring here at Grounding Mist and get a general introduction to Polyvagal Theory. Check out the graphic below to give you a visual for the three “states” we talk about in the second half of the episode. Thanks for listening in!
This is the last of three introductory posts that talk about what Polyvagal Theory is. For a head-knowledge overview, see Polyvagal Theory I. For a little more of a heart-perspective with personal examples, see Polyvagal Theory II. With a fuller picture of Polyvagal Theory from these first three posts, we’ll start to explore ways we… Continue reading Polyvagal Theory III
Do you ever long for your heart to feel more grounded and safe in different relationships and circumstances? Wanting to find constructive ways to self protect rather than having your heart shut down or drive you to run away without consulting the rest of you? What we feel matters, and it certainly impacts how we… Continue reading Polyvagal Theory II
Do you know the feeling of thinking you’ve just grown in self awareness or your faith, and then something happens and you react the same way you used to? As if you hadn’t read all those books, gone to those counseling sessions, or prayed and memorized verses to ground and encourage you? That’s been the… Continue reading Polyvagal Theory I