Energy Psychology--Honoring ethics in trauma treatment

Casey Hersch, LCSW and founder of Light Your Sparkle talks to Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP about Energy Psychology. Energy approaches are powerful additions to treatment. Mary and Casey discuss the importance of trauma informed treatment, integration among licensed mental health professionals and healers, ethics, scope of practice, and how to do no harm when working with clients. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2 with Mary Sise. 

 

Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, author, and founder of Light Your Sparkle. She specializes in integrative treatment models for chronic illness. Inspired by her own struggles with autoimmune illnesses and trauma, she educates about empowerment and how to build individualized healing plans.

Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP is a pioneer in the field of Energy Psychology. She integrates Energy Psychology methods into her practice and has trained hundreds of clinicians in these methods. She earned her Diplomate in Comprehensive Psychology and served as past president of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. In response to Covid-19, she created a program called "Tapping the Panic Out of Pandemic," a simple user-friendly e-book available on Kindle.

For more information visit: https://www.marysise.com/

Tapping: A simple technique to calm Covid-19 fears and trauma

Casey Hersch, LCSW and founder of Light Your Sparkle talks to Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP about Energy Psychology. In this video Mary takes us through a simple tapping exercise. Tapping has been shown to reduce stress, calm traumatic memories, and integrate life experiences into mind, body and spirit. This allows us to live in the present moment and carry less burdens which often manifest as physical and emotional symptoms. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, people need these empowering tools more than ever. Mary talks about how tapping is applicable to our COVID-19 fears (also a trauma). Click here for Part 1 and Part 3 with Mary Sise. 

 

Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, author, and founder of Light Your Sparkle. She specializes in integrative treatment models for chronic illness. Inspired by her own struggles with autoimmune illnesses and trauma, she educates about empowerment and how to build individualized healing plans.

Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP is a pioneer in the field of Energy Psychology. She integrates Energy Psychology methods into her practice and has trained hundreds of clinicians in these methods. She earned her Diplomate in Comprehensive Psychology and served as past president of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. In response to Covid-19, she created a program called "Tapping the Panic Out of Pandemic," a simple user-friendly e-book available on Kindle.

For more information visit: https://www.marysise.com/

Energy Psychology with Mary Sise: What is it and how can it help you heal?

Casey Hersch, LCSW and founder of Light Your Sparkle talks to Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP about Energy Psychology. Casey explores the connection between illness, trauma, and emotions. Mary talks about how Energy psychology is a powerful addition to trauma treatment and helps to integrate the mind, body, and spirit. We also talk about the trauma of Covid-19 and how this affects our mental and physical health. Click here for Part 2 and Part 3 with Mary Sise. 

 

Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, author, and founder of Light Your Sparkle. She specializes in integrative treatment models for chronic illness. Inspired by her own struggles with autoimmune illnesses and trauma, she educates about empowerment and how to build individualized healing plans. 

Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP is a pioneer in the field of Energy Psychology. She integrates Energy Psychology methods into her practice and has trained hundreds of clinicians in these methods. She earned her Diplomate in Comprehensive Psychology and served as past president of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. In response to Covid-19, she created a program called "Tapping the Panic Out of Pandemic," a simple user-friendly e-book available on Kindle.

For more information visit:  https://www.marysise.com/

Energy medicine and Energy Psychology: How to use them to heal

Energy medicine Energy PsychPhoto Credit: Scott HerschWritten by Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW
June 9, 2020

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How Energy Medicine helped my autoimmune condition (Crohn’s disease).

I learned about the field of energy medicine when I was looking for ways to heal my autoimmune conditions. The options conventional medicine offered me for Crohn’s disease were limited to medications and surgery. These weren’t viable options for me. After several NAET treatments, I was able to eat solid foods and bleeding stopped. It happened fast and it was noninvasive. I was inspired and hopeful. Through the years I explored many types of energy approaches including biomagnetism, tapping, tuning forks, German remedies, VOILA, emotional polarity technique, Resonance Repatterning, Energy Psychology and many more… With each step I either improved or maintained status quo. This is noteworthy as many people with Crohn’s disease get progressively worse.

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Kitten Season: How to calm your coronavirus stress



Kitten Season LYS playingKitten Season: Reduce the stress of coronavirus by adopting or fostering a kitten

Written by Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW
May 26, 2020
Published at Animal Wellness Magazine

This story originally appeared in Animal Wellness Magazine

Despite certain restrictions being lifted, the coronavirus pandemic is still an ongoing concern. At the same time, kitten season is in full swing. Why not make the best of both dire situations by adopting or fostering a new furry companion?

As our lives continue to feel out of sorts from the coronavirus, we’re seeking things that are predictable to ease our stress. Fortunately, despite the pandemic, there’s one thing we can count on to never change: The abundance of kittens that are born during kitten season.

Just like us, kittens depend on consistent relationships to feel safe, build confidence, and grow. The coronavirus has dramatically altered the way we socialize and interact with others while, at the same time, thousands of homeless kittens are being born without the care and companionship they need to thrive.

Despite the hardships, this clash of devastating circumstances presents a great opportunity. While stuck at home awaiting the pandemic to end, willing families and individuals can take in homeless kittens. Each adoption and/or foster saves the life of a kitten in need and helps reduce the stress on shelters during these trying times. It also helps reduce the stress of coronavirus on the adopters!

What kittens can teach us about coping with stress Fostering and/or adopting a kitten offers mutually beneficial rewards. First and foremost, it satisfies our shared basic needs for companionship. Social distancing need not apply! In addition, kittens’ natural instincts might teach us a thing or two about how to cope with the stressors of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gluten Free and I Love These Cookies

Gluten Free Cookies2Written by Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW
May 21, 2020

Despite my dietary restrictions, I found the perfect cookie

For most of my life I have struggled with food allergies. Eating with Crohn's disease adds another layer of complications. Many foods upset my stomach, are difficult to digest, and cause inflammation of my tender gut lining. I am accustomed to eating to live, not living to eat. I don't feel deprived because I would rather have less pain than satisfy my cravings for sweets. However, there are times when I wish I could have something that really tastes good, something that makes me forget I have food allergies and inflammatory bowel disease.

When a girlfriend found this recipe, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (I substitute raisins for the chocolate chips) my world of food changed. This cookie recipe accomodates all of my dietary limitations and gives me room to make it my own due to the options for substitutions. Not only do I feel like I am eating a real "treat," but they are packed with nutrition and I feel a burst of energy after eating them. I hope you enjoy!

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My Cat Had Cancer and Taught Me How To Cope With Illness

cat helping owner with illnessWritten by Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW
May 5, 2020
Published at Tiny Buddha 

“This post was republished with permission from tinybuddha.com. You can find the original post here.”

It is such a privilege to be a guest author for the Tiny Buddha Community. I encourage all of you to visit no matter your interests or desires for self-growth. This community offers beautiful stories, messages of hope and inspiration, and a sense that "you are not alone"

“A cat purring on your lap is more healing than any drug in the world, as the vibrations you are receiving are of pure love and contentment.” ~St. Francis of Assisi

We all know what it is like to be sick. At some point in our lives we get the flu or a bad cold, but we know the course—get lots of rest and before you know it you are as good as new. But for some of us, we live with chronic illness.

Chronic illness brings with it day-to-day symptoms, the ones you cannot get away from. Coping with chronic illness is really tough.

You wonder if you will ever get well, grieve the things you used to do or want to do but can’t, stress about how to maintain employment, and feel invisible to those who don’t know what it is like to be sick.

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