Based in Birmingham, Alabama; Taproot Therapy is a collective of therapists who share resources to create a more efficient way to offer services for self discovery, growth and healing in Birmingham. We offer the most cutting edge neuroscientifically backed treatment for PTSD, trauma and anxiety. Brainspotting, EMDR, somatic therapies for trauma and IFS, jungian therapy, meditation and mindfulness are just a few of our clinicians modalities. We believe that therapy is about more than reducing symptoms. Taproot Therapy Collective does not use ”one size fits all” therapy models. Instead we try to personally understand each patient and help reconnect them with the journey that their life calls them toward. We make no presumptions about who you are or where you are going. The clinicians at Taproot Therapy Collective only want to help you find yourself and to find the way to where your journey calls you. wwww.GetTherapyBirmingham.com
Tamar Stone Interview: Voice Dialogue and Body Dialogue
J. Tamar Stone, M.A., C.H.T., is internationally recognized as a psychotherapist, consultant, consciousness teacher, senior Voice Dialogue facilitator, and the originator of The Body Dialogue Process. She is also the creator of Selves in a Box, an interactive card deck and manual for Selves exploration. Tamar is the daughter and stepdaughter of Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, originators of Voice Dialogue.
Tamar has taught at Pepperdine University, the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, Antioch University, Mile Hi Church of Denver, and Kanzeon Zen Center. She maintains an international client base comprising individuals, couples, and professionals seeking a deeper, more fulfilling sense of self.
The Psychology of Music with Tim Rutili of Califone
Tim Rutili is the lead singer and songwriter of the dream like mythological soundscapes of the band Califone. He sits down to talk about the depth psychology behind his life and work. His other projects include contributions to the bands Red Red Meat, Loftus, Ugly Casanova and the fil All My Friends Are Funeral Singers. I have been a life long fan of his projects and we are grateful for his time.
Check out Tim’s Music at https://www.califonemusic.com
Check out the podcast version of this interview at: https://gettherapybirmingham.podbean.com/
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Interview with Urban Planner and Architect, Andres Duany
This is the second part in our Psychology of Architecture series, where we explore the psychology of urban planning and architecture. Andres Duany is the best selling author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream. He has also won multiple awards for the urban planning of Seaside, Florida; Kentlands, Maryland; and Alys Beach; Florida. Duany cofounded the Congress for the New Urbanism. Duany's firm Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company has worked on designs for hundreds of towns and planning codes.
Here Mr. Duany discusses the psychological forces that create, prevent and necessitate New Urbanism. Mr. Duany also discusses the archetypal elements of design and the effect of well planned towns on the psyche.
#Architecture #Architect #Urbanism #UrbanPlanning #UrbanDesign #NewUrbanism #Congressforthenewurbanism #psychology #design #iopsychology #society #culture #SeasideFL #AlysBeach
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Don’t Block the Hearth Fire; Reclaiming the Soul of Therapy by Embracing the Awareness of Death
In my house, like in most houses in America there is a fireplace. My wife and I do not often use our fireplace. In fact, I am not even sure if it works. Now that there are more efficient forms of heating installed in most homes there is really no need for fireplaces, but they continue to be built all the same. Any interior decorator or homemaker worth their salt will tell you that whether or not a fireplace works it cannot be blocked, and furniture must be placed so that people can gather around it. The style of houses that we build today are still based on the same basic floor plan of the ancient Roman style of architecture. In Rome, houses were built around a lares, or hearth fires, where penates, ancestral gods of the family, were revered and guarded the home.
Even though most Americans could not tell you why the hearth is afforded such significance, it is still agreed upon in western design language that the hearth is significant. The origin of the hearth idea in western architecture is one example of the many ways that the religious impulse indirectly recognizes a connection to our ancestors. As humans we long for transpersonal and trans-generational connectedness. Jungian oriented therapists help clients cultivate the transcendental and reflective skills that a well-developed spiritual dimension brings into our lives.
Arrows, let flown each to each
Meet midway and slice
The void in aimless flight
Thus I return to the source.
–Japanese Death Poem
Gesshu Soko, died January 10, 1696, at age 79:
Stephen Jenkins is a palliative care counselor and writer that I admire. In his writing, he makes the argument that western culture has an unhealthy avoidance of the reality of death. Jenkins writes that that the fear of death in our society has robbed us of a spiritual dimension and tools for everyday life that ancient civilizations have always had. Acceptance of one’s own mortality and acknowledging one’s ancestors are directly related concepts. Jenkins’ argument is that acceptance of death is what gives a culture the ability to make meaning and understand its own story. If we deny or disregard death as an important part of our human experience, then we can never make meaning of our own lives. We must embrace this important part of our humanity if we are to be able to make ourselves whole (Wilson, T 2009).
As a society we hide children from the dying, and often even from the elderly; not allowing young people to understand this important stage in the life journey. We do not value the wisdom of the aged; we simply treat their cultural experience as out of date. It is our general cultural practice to pretend that we are immortal. We hide from death and all the trappings of death until it is too late. We wait until we are at the end of our life journey and we have not developed any tools to help us understand how to die. This practice is to our own deficit and the deficit of our culture. Jenkins argues in his interviews that our culture needs to embrace death and the process of dying in order to reclaim the spirituality our culture has lost (Wilson, T 2009).
It’s your life. You don’t know how long it’s going to be but you know it’s got a bad ending.
Mad Men; Season 2, Episode 9
Spirituality in most religions contains a meditative or contemplative component used to orient one’s priorities, clarify goals and values, and discover one’s own personal identity and agency within the world. Although spirituality is a vague concept that can mean many things to many people, most therapists agree on the importance of spirituality in the therapeutic process. One of the major benefits of spirituality in therapy is that spirituality assists clients in understanding their place in the world, and helps clients accept their own finitude and mortality. This is true whether a person’s spiritual tradition advocates belief in an afterlife, a multi-layered realit
Jungian Shadow Work Meditation for Integration
This is a meditation to get in touch with the shadow part of the self, that trauma or negative experiences have made us repress. Trauma and the shadow effect our physical posture and somatic response. This meditation is designed to help you notice the parts of your self that you avoid.
Watch the video here: @ https://youtu.be/_FP6w_TapXE
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Interview with Urban Planner, Architect, and Founder of New Urbanism, Leon Krier
Read the article on Mr. Krier’s work here: https://gettherapybirmingham.medium.c...
Leon Krier is uncompromising in his philosophy of design and philosophy of architecture. His vision of the past and future make him a controversial figure. He is one of the key figures in the founding of the new urbanism movement. Krier’s architectural theory is fixated on designing permanent construction that will endure both physically and stylistically. His theoretical orientation is highly informed by the peak oil movement of the 1970’s, but the implications are important for an urban and architectural future that is sustainable.