Posts by Carolyn Dallman Downes

Transformative Tango at the OACCPP Conference 2017

Transformative Tango at the OACCPP Conference 2017

This past fall, Chrisa and I were honoured to present a workshop on Transformative Tango for Empathic Skill-building at the...

How Argentine Tango Can Help Your Relationship.

How Argentine Tango Can Help Your Relationship.

Wow! It’s been a busy summer so far! I’ve been away from my blog for the past few weeks because...

Learn to Love your Anxiety, Part 4: Id’s not what you think Id is!

Learn to Love your Anxiety, Part 4: Id’s not what you think Id is!

In my last post, I talked about getting to know your “Inner Cheesecake”–the part of us which always seems to...

Anxiety, Part 3 – Get To Know Your Inner Cheesecake!

Anxiety, Part 3 – Get To Know Your Inner Cheesecake!

I was recently at a professional luncheon with a bunch of other psychotherapists.  One of them, being rather new to...

Learn to Love Your Anxiety-Part 2: Ten Seconds to Regain Control.

Learn to Love Your Anxiety-Part 2: Ten Seconds to Regain Control.

Before I get into the nitty-gritty of what anxiety is all about, I’m going to let you in on a...

The Story of Casey The Therapy Cat

The Story of Casey The Therapy Cat

The tiny ginger kitten wailed as he sat, bedraggled and sopping wet, next to an ornamental cedar. The concept of...

The Role of Empathy in Healthy Narcissism.

The Role of Empathy in Healthy Narcissism.

We all have narcissistic qualities and we need them. In a healthy individual, these are the qualities that allow us...

Healing Body, Mind & Spirit with Traditional Mayan Bodywork.

Healing Body, Mind & Spirit with Traditional Mayan Bodywork.

Even therapists get the blues sometimes and by the end of January this year, I had really hit the wall....

The Mental Health Issue No One Talks About

The American Health and Retirement Study* estimates that the rate of loneliness is a high as 27% – 28% (or roughly one...

The Many Guises of Grief

The Many Guises of Grief

When people come to therapy, they usually complain of feeling anxious or depressed, and while they certainly appear to be...