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“Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold.” – Joseph Campbell

PSYCHIATRIA – Trauma & Mindfulness with Anya Nyson, LMSW, RYT

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Trauma is an incredibly complex topic and a difficult thing to understand. In this episode of Psychiatria, Anya Nyson and I do our best to demystify, define, and describe the effects of trauma in ways that are accessible and relatable. Trauma is commonly, and narrowly, understood as impactful, negative experiences, like combat or assault, that often lead to PTSD. The truth, however, is that trauma has a much broader definition and a wider range of [...]

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

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"Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence - Lyrics to "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel The past week of my life has been incredibly challenging. Due to some hormonal issues, I've had the return of an enormous amount of [...]

PSYCHIATRIA – Dr. Jennifer Giordano: Truth, Anxiety, and Being Human

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In this episode of Psychiatria, Dr. Jennifer Giordano and I get into her history and the experiences that led her to holistic psychiatry. We get curious about what it means to be human and how our struggles are often a part of that. I always cherish my conversations with Jen and inevitably find a contented, grateful feeling in her presence. To borrow her words, I leave with a palpable awareness that, “life is just one [...]

Don’t Hold Your Breath

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Do you sometimes wonder if your anxiety will last forever? Do you feel like you're constantly looking for a way out? Have you ever noticed changes in your body when you feel anxious? There is good news! You can now join our new support group for people living with anxiety - DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH. Anxiety starts as a natural response to stress, but it can become overwhelming. Racing thoughts, quickening heartbeat, and difficulty breathing are [...]

Welcome to Free Range, Dr. Cranford!

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We are thrilled to announce that we have a new psychiatrist joining our team, Dr. Kimberly Cranford! Dr. Cranford is a board certified psychiatrist who earned her undergraduate B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming, her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and completed her psychiatric residency training through UCSF Fresno. From Dr. Cranford: This is the story of an organic healer seed getting sown into a patch of [...]

Want to Be a Mindful Mama?

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Are you stuck in the cycle of becoming frustrated with your kids, yelling and then feeling like a terrible mother? There is good news! You can now join our new support group for people who are interested in living with presence and ease - MINDFUL MAMAS. You can learn to stay grounded, even during temper tantrums and sibling fights. When children experience a parent reacting with kindness and patience, they learn to act with kindness. Join [...]


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