Dr. Kathy Shafer was recently interviewed and featured in the Palm Beach Post to talk about her journey with cancer and how it affected her life as a woman and a therapist, specifically, how she managed her recovery using Yoga, Meditation, Massage, and yes, therapy! Even therapists need help and the Sari Center was vital…

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Realities of Burnout and Tips on How to Beat It.

Since the World Health Organization announced Burnout as an official medical diagnosis earlier this year, it’s been all over the media. It’s not that the concept is new, researchers have been studying it since the 1970’s. In fact, it’s one of the most widely discussed mental health issues in today’s society. It’s only recently been…

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Be Your Own Loving Parent by Dr Kathy Shafer Jupiter Therapist

Mother’s Day reminds us how parents and caregivers spend an extraordinary amount of time taking care of both the physical and emotional needs of others, especially children. The whole concept of loving ourselves is often ignored and our own personal needs and feelings are put on hold. It’s not typically a conscious act, but this…

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EMDR, Trauma and Addiction - Jupiter Therapist Dr. Kathy Shafer

The brain and the body are always adjusting to what is going on internally (perception) and externally (environment). Most of this incredible natural healing and coping occurs during sleep, especially during rapid eye movement (REM) between 1:00-4:00 AM. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, known as EMDR, is an integrative psychotherapy approach guided by the Adaptive…

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Vibrating Health Through the Chakras

Clearing the whirlpools of energetic vibration with movement is what purifies the chakra system. By releasing physical tension, you transform thought patterns or beliefs that hold this tension in place. Even 10 minutes of daily yoga, movement, or some type of contemplative practice increases stress resilience, reduces anxiety, and teaches how to refrain from engaging…

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Relationship Between Trauma and Chakra Energies

The following is a brief overview that provides introductory information to help you appreciate the relationship between trauma and chakra energy. Imagine the seven chakra wheels as spinning vibrations of energy that contain certain physical, mental, and spiritual content. This article breaks down the function of each chakra, and the yoga pose that can energize…

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Science Behind Understanding Chakras

Chakras are Prana or Energy that flows through the spinal column. When the chakra is cleared, Prana moves freely without obstruction. Yoga is a practice that unites the mindbody and breath where the purifying movements burn stored up tension. Emotions, whether you are conscious of them or not, motivate behaviors. Fear, safety, sadness, relief, anger,…

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In 1993, someone handed me a book titled “Healing Visualizations” by Dr. Gerald Epstein, and when I looked up the imagery for healing asthma, I was shocked as it was titled Exorcism. I wondered if becoming Linda Blair and having to spit out green phlegm was the answer to heal my own asthma. So naturally,…

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Stress or Anxiety? When to Seek Help.

The American Psychological Association’s (APA) reported in their 2017 Stress in America survey, that 36% of people said that stress makes them feel more nervous or anxious. It’s often difficult to determine the difference between stress and anxiety. Both can present symptoms such as sleepless nights, exhaustion, excessive worry, lack of focus, and irritability, as…

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Nurturing the Family Dynamic

Keeping our family in-tact can sometimes feel overwhelming. Worry about the future, discontent or divorce between parents, societal pressures, technology that changes the way we interact (social media, gaming, texting) and even a lack of self-worth (losing a sense of self) are all pressures that can affect the family. There’s a lot going on in…

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