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My years of experience as a psychologist, author, and educator have taught me the importance of growing our self-knowledge and speaking from our hearts. Drawing inspiration from my book, Speak from Your Heart and Be Heard: Stories of Courage and Healing, we discuss pathways to hope and resilience, healing trauma and post-traumatic growth, communicating openly, changing the unconscious script for Replacement Children, and other approaches to help you meet the challenges of life. We’ll ask important questions. Why do certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not? How can we change the script for parents who’ve lost a child? And many others, to help you meet the challenges of life. We invite you to join us for these heart-centered sessions.

December 30, 2021

Thinking Out Of The Box: Sister Kenny & Therapist Rachel - Part 1

What is the place of medication and labels in therapy? What is one of the key ingredients in making therapy successful? In our Blue Heart session today, we’ll draw from Dr. Kixx’s story “Monitored,” to learn how therapist Rachel Stern challenges her team’s threat to medicate and commit her client, Erik. Rachel shows her brand of therapy is exactly what her client Erik needs to heal. Almost a hundred years ago, Australian bush nurse, Sister Kenny, like Rachel, challenged the rules and demonstrated that her controversial approach helped polio patients heal better than conventional methods.

December 15, 2021

Unique Approaches to Healing Trauma

Traumatic events are central in our lives. Dr. Kixx’s stories mirror real life. Characters confront painful traumatic issues and challenges. In The Promise, the main character Misty shows resilience and can heal and transform her life while Ned still struggles. In this Blue Heart session, Dr. Kixx draws from Misty and Ned’s experiences and puzzles as to why some people can heal from their grief to become happy and fulfilled, while others remain stuck or hopeless. We’ll be looking at steps we can take to heal, get the caring and nurturing we need, and achieve “post-traumatic growth.”

November 23, 2021

The Replacement Child Part 2

We know that the loss of a child will profoundly change the life of everyone in the family.  How can parents and family members best meet the challenge to heal through the grieving process?  Through caring support systems, we can help spare lives and help families break out of "destructive dances" and rewrite the script.

November 9, 2021

The Replacement Child Part 1

We know that the loss of a child will profoundly change the life of everyone in the family.  How can parents and family members best meet the challenge to heal through the grieving process?  Through caring support systems, we can help spare lives and help families break out of "destructive dances" and rewrite the script.

October 25, 2021

Pathways To Healing & Resilience

How can we nurture ourselves, build resilience and strengthen self-empowerment in uncertain times?  In this Blue Heart session, Dr. Kixx draws inspiration from therapist Abigail Morehouse in her story Sex Education and then shows us, through a guided two-chair dialogue between a rebellious young man, Edgar, and his father, how we can recognize and accept different parts of ourselves.  How can we be our best "inner coach"?