Author Archive | Kimberly Bevans

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Control: The Anti-Happy

I recently read this passage in Pema Chodron’s “When Things Fall Apart” and couldn’t help but see myself, and many of my clients, needing the lesson in Pema’s words: “We think that if we just meditated enough or jogged enough or ate perfect food, everything would be perfect. But from the point of view of […]

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The Window of Tolerance: Edges of Growth

Body-Based Interventions Recently I had the opportunity to attend a session at the 24th Annual International Trauma Conference here in Boston; this year’s focus was on Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutic Interventions. It was my pleasure to attend the session “Safety, Risk and Transformation: Attachment-Focused Therapy at the Regulatory Boundaries of the Window of Tolerance.” A […]

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Brookline, MA April 2013

Trauma and Recovery: Education After the Boston Marathon Bombings

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen horror, heroism, struggle, strength, terror and heart. The Boston Marathon Bombing, city and surrounding area lockdown and manhunt may grow distant in our experience, but not necessarily from our minds and bodies. What Trauma Can Look Like As we get further from the days of the events, our […]

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Creating Renewal and Self-Care

The holiday rush includes the upcoming New Year, bringing with it a feeling of hope for renewal. Many seek self-improvement at this time, most commonly by getting in shape, losing weight, or setting goals of ways to be a better, more fulfilled person. Whether you are setting any grand goals or looking for simple changes, […]

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Listening to the Body

Listening to the Body

The body says what words cannot. -Martha Graham “My head is spinning”, “stand on your own two feet”, “bite your tongue”, “pain in the neck” – These are but a few turn of phrases in our language in which we use body parts to describe an emotion. It is no coincidence that we use these […]

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