Diane’s intuition, talent and experience helps her clients find within themselves their own gifts, strengths and spirit needed to reach their goals., Model
Thank you for everything Diane! It was wonderful to find a practitioner who believed in listening to the body, trusting one’s intuition and finding answers within. I am very grateful to you., Model
Working with Diane was transformative, a very powerful experience., Actress
Diane’s insight helped me to see things in a new light and to take charge of my own life. I gained invaluable skills to handle my life issues in a more productive and loving way., Actress
Diane helped me process my past to a place of understanding and forgiveness. I feel empowered and in control of my life. I have peace., Actress
Diane has such a loving presence. Working with her helped me develop self-confidence and strength. She always called forth my wisest self and encouraged me to let my light shine., Actress
I’m finally able to take care of myself in ways that strengthen my body and spirit. Thank you, Diane, for helping me learn to love my body…and myself., Actress
Thank you so much, Diane. You’ve been caring and supportive and never gave up on me. Your words of wisdom have helped me through my journey. I am so grateful., Actress
Thank you, Diane! You have helped me to think differently in a way that is healthier for my spirit. I am so amazed at the growth I’ve made., Actress
Absorb the healing energy of Ho'oponopono,
the ancient Hawaiian practice to create inner peace, with these four beautiful phrases:
7 hours ago
I'm honored to have been a guest on The Healing Place Podcast with Teri Kamphaus Wellbrock. In this video I guide you through a process to create your Sacred Shawl to give you spiritual shelter and comfort during this difficult time, and always.
I'll post in the comment section the blessing prayer I use. Let me know if you have any questions.
And thank you, again, Teri. Your encouraging and supportive messages help so many.
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3 days ago
I went to the market yesterday for my weekly grocery shopping. With the recent news about wearing a face mask I got concerned because I didn’t have one. So I wrapped a bandana around my face but it kept falling down and I kept lifting it up and it defeated the whole purpose because I was touching my face.
Well-intended but not smart.
When I got home I saw a cool video (I'll post it in the comment section below) about how to easily make a cloth mask without sewing. So the next time I go out, I’m ready.
If you don't have a surgical mask, I hope you'll make a cloth one. I know they don't stop all particles from getting through but they do help stop the spread.
We’re in this together. So staying home and wearing a mask when you do have to go out in public, while still practicing social distancing, helps all of us get through this pandemic safely.
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5 days ago
During this pandemic, my husband and I have been taking weekly hikes to explore the forests and parks in Rhode Island. We find a long trail, take lunch, and spend the day in nature.
I hope you're taking some time to enjoy being outdoors in beautiful places, too. It's so important for your emotional and spiritual health.
Unfortunately, our Governor needed to close most of the parks because people weren't abiding by the social distancing rules. But a few spots remain open and we'll figure something out for this weekend.
Here's a video from last week's hike. Soothing sounds from a babbling brook. Nothing nourishes my soul like being in the woods. Take a listen.
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This pandemic is triggering for so many people. You may be worried and feeling anxiety, depression, or hopelessness. That's understandable given this unprecedented time of uncertainty and fear.
If you experienced trauma as a child, your reaction may be even more intense. This is a time when trauma-based feelings and fears are resurfacing. The uncertainty and fear may feel reminiscent of your childhood home and early experiences.
Take care of yourself.
Most, if not all, insurance companies (including Medicare) are allowing for virtual video or telephone sessions. If you don't have health coverage, ask if a provider offers sliding scale fees.
I've transitioned my own clients to virtual sessions and it works very well.
If you're experiencing any mental health symptoms—difficulty sleeping, nightmares, sadness, anxiety, panic, chronic worrying, etc.—please reach out for help. I'll post in the comments section below two therapy directories so you can search for a psychotherapist in your area.
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Staying home during this pandemic is the right thing to do. But when it started, the first thing I thought was:
What will happen to vulnerable children in abusive homes?
These children aren't going to day care, school, or after-school programs where astute adults can notice something amiss. The stress in their families, as in all families these days, is heightened. And in emotionally and physically abusive families, children often are the targets of parental stress.
Child sexual abuse isn’t triggered by stress. It’s much more insidious. What perpetuates sexual abuse is that it is a “secret” between the child and offender. Now more than ever, it’s easy to keep things secret when families stay at home and children are isolated.
All of these children are at risk. They’re in greater danger now that staying at home is the norm in most US states. For them, their homes aren’t safe havens with parents giving them fun things to do during school break. Many of these homes resemble prisoner-of-war camps. I wish I were exaggerating but I’m not. I’ve worked with these kids and heard first-hand their truth.
If you have suspected that a child was being abused, now is the time to contact your state child protective agency with your concerns. Or you can call the ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-Child). (I’ll post their link in the comments section.)
You don't need “proof” and you can call anonymously. A child protective worker hears your concerns and their team makes the decision as to whether there is enough information to investigate. If there isn't, your report stays in their system. If they get several calls about that child and family, they then take action. While all state laws are different, that’s generally how it works.
If you have contact information about a child you’re concerned about—perhaps the child of a neighbor, friend, or family member—reach out. Call the parent to check-in about how they’re doing during this difficult time. Your call may help them feel loved. And the love they feel may be extended to their child.
Call the child or teen just to say hello. Or plan a time to video chat. Even if you can’t stop what they may be experiencing, reaching out helps them feel loved and valued. You give them the experience that a trusting adult cares.
Send them gifts in the mail. Perhaps a book, puzzle, or board game. Or, send them a sweater with a note to think of you hugging them when they wear it.
These are hard times for all of us. But they’re harder for children and teens in abusive families. Reach out. Let them know you care. Don’t underestimate the power of a simple, loving gesture.
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