Elimination Diets: How to know which foods are okay for you to eat

Elimination diet picWritten by Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW
August 2020 issue
Published at Taste for Life Magazine

This story originally appeared on Taste for Life

While most people associate eating with pleasure, for some, the relationship with food is more complicated. Many struggle with food-related allergies and/or sensitivities that cause inflammation and can lead to poor health.

Health-related issues such as autoimmune illnesses, irritable bowel and digestive problems, chronic fatigue, migraines, depression/anxiety, brain fog, asthma, joint pain, and skin flare-ups can be triggered or worsened by food choices. But how do you know which foods are bad for you and which are okay to eat?

Elimination Dieting

Elimination diets offer an option for people caught in a cycle of inflammation and who struggle with one or more health issues. They offer a noninvasive way to gather information about your body so you can avoid the foods that irritate your system.

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Therapy Chat: Energy Healing For Trauma, Chronic Pain + Chronic Illness With Casey Hersch

In Therapy Chat Episode 238 host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Casey Hersch, LCSW about how energy healing can be a helpful part of healing trauma, chronic pain and chronic illness - when practiced in an ethical manner. Casey shares how consumers can identify safe and unsafe energy healing practices, some of the advantages and pitfalls of using these practices, and how to find an energy worker who is part of a professional organization with ethical standards to protect the public. Casey, a previous guest on Therapy Chat, discusses how energy healing practices have helped her as part of her recovery from trauma and Crohn's disease. 

Resources: Today's guest, Casey Hersch, LCSW, shares resources from her website to learn more about the ethical practice of energy psychology.

https://lightyoursparkle.life/more-sparkle/blog/178-tools-for-healing-association-for-comprehensive-energy-psychology

https://lightyoursparkle.life/more-sparkle/blog/177-energy-psychology-honoring-ethics-in-trauma-treatment

https://lightyoursparkle.life/more-sparkle/blog/176-tapping-a-simple-technique-to-calm-covid-19-fears-and-trauma

https://lightyoursparkle.life/more-sparkle/blog/175-energy-psychology-with-mary-sise-what-is-it-and-how-can-it-help-you-heal

https://lightyoursparkle.life/more-sparkle/blog/174-energy-medicine-and-energy-psychology-how-to-use-them-to-heal

https://lightyoursparkle.life/more-sparkle/blog/165-energy-psychology-and-our-health 

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Leave Laura Reagan, LCSW-C a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey 

Tools for healing: Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology

Casey Hersch, LCSW, founder of Light Your Sparkle, speaks with Dr. Schwarz, Executive Director of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. Dr Schwarz provides an overview of the ACEP's mission and training programs. Energy psychology techniques support trauma treatment and overall health and well-being. Both licensed and non licensed practitioners can take classes.

 
Visit ACEP's website for more information: https://www.energypsych.org/

Visit Light Your Sparkle's Youtube Channel for more Energy Psychology videos: https://bit.ly/3gKT2KS

Visit the ACEP's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtxRhTXBGOA3ICV5tA3oqqA?view_as=subscriber

Not sure if Energy Psychology is right for you? Check out this free EFT course: https://energypsych.lpages.co/eft-course/

 

 

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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