Amy Bjorkman PhD

Private Practice in Counseling Psychology specializing in Individual Therapy for Adults and Teens.

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New Featured Speakers: Wisdom of Trauma 10/09/2021

New Featured Speakers: Wisdom of Trauma

I strongly recommend watching this. It is packed with incredibly valuable information about trauma.

New Featured Speakers: Wisdom of Trauma

Can our deepest pain be a doorway to healing? - Wisdom of Trauma 08/01/2021

Can our deepest pain be a doorway to healing? - Wisdom of Trauma

Last day to watch this incredible documentary!

https://wisdomoftrauma.com

Can our deepest pain be a doorway to healing? - Wisdom of Trauma Watch The Wisdom of Trauma Movie on July 28-August 1, Featuring DR. GABOR MATÉ Plus a 7-day teaching series on trauma with leading experts!

The Wisdom of Trauma Movie Broadcast 07/23/2021

The Wisdom of Trauma Movie Broadcast

Mark your calendars! This amazing documentary is coming back for a limited time. July 28-August 1. It’s worth your time. So incredibly informative.

The Wisdom of Trauma Movie Broadcast

Wisdom of Trauma - Movie Premiere | Wisdom of Trauma 06/09/2021

Wisdom of Trauma - Movie Premiere | Wisdom of Trauma

PSA: THIS movie! The Wisdom of Trauma by Gabor Mate. A leading expert in trauma and addiction.
It will shape your perception of the human experience. The insight into the effects of trauma is profound.

https://wisdomoftrauma.com/movie/

Wisdom of Trauma - Movie Premiere | Wisdom of Trauma https://vimeo.com/559202825/22c5f4725dOn the player above, you can click on CC and choose close captioning in English or translation on the following languages: Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and GermanWe hope you enjoy the film!If you feel inspired to deepen your understanding of ...

04/21/2021

Group starts in ONE WEEK! Come join me in a 7 week Virtual Women’s Group focused on the work of Dr. Brené Brown.
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Over 7 weeks you will:

•Practice courage and allow ourselves to be vulnerable
•Exercise compassion and explore the attributes of empathy
•Nurture connection with others by embracing who we are
•Develop an internal sense of belonging vs. searching for external approval and acceptance
•Accept that we are worthy of love and allow ourselves to be deeply seen and known
•Become grounded by a deep sense of purpose and guided by a resilient spirit
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Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30p
April 28th-June 9th

For more information, click my link in bio or DM me for details

Group starts in ONE WEEK! Come join me in a 7 week Virtual Women’s Group focused on the work of Dr. Brené Brown.
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Over 7 weeks you will:

•Practice courage and allow ourselves to be vulnerable
•Exercise compassion and explore the attributes of empathy
•Nurture connection with others by embracing who we are
•Develop an internal sense of belonging vs. searching for external approval and acceptance
•Accept that we are worthy of love and allow ourselves to be deeply seen and known
•Become grounded by a deep sense of purpose and guided by a resilient spirit
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Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30p
April 28th-June 9th

For more information, click my link in bio or DM me for details

11/30/2020

Nepenthe

“Self-care is often a very unbeautiful thing.

It is making a spreadsheet of your debt and enforcing a morning routine and cooking yourself healthy meals and no longer just running from your problems and calling the distraction a solution.

It is often doing the ugliest thing that you have to do, like sweat through another workout or tell a toxic friend you don’t want to see them anymore or get a second job so you can have a savings account or figure out a way to accept yourself so that you’re not constantly exhausted from trying to be everything, all the time and then needing to take deliberate, mandated breaks from living to do basic things like drop some oil into a bath and read Marie Claire and turn your phone off for the day.

A world in which self-care has to be such a trendy topic is a world that is sick. Self-care should not be something we resort to because we are so absolutely exhausted that we need some reprieve from our own relentless internal pressure.

True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.

And that often takes doing the thing you least want to do.

It often means looking your failures and disappointments square in the eye and re-strategizing. It is not satiating your immediate desires. It is letting go. It is choosing new. It is disappointing some people. It is making sacrifices for others. It is living a way that other people won’t, so maybe you can live in a way that other people can’t.

It is letting yourself be normal. Regular. Unexceptional. It is sometimes having a dirty kitchen and deciding your ultimate goal in life isn’t going to be having abs and keeping up with your fake friends. It is deciding how much of your anxiety comes from not actualizing your latent potential, and how much comes from the way you were being trained to think before you even knew what was happening.

If you find yourself having to regularly indulge in consumer self-care, it’s because you are disconnected from actual self-care, which has very little to do with “treating yourself” and a whole lot do with parenting yourself and making choices for your long-term wellness.

It is no longer using your hectic and unreasonable life as justification for self-sabotage in the form of liquor and procrastination. It is learning how to stop trying to “fix yourself” and start trying to take care of yourself… and maybe finding that taking care lovingly attends to a lot of the problems you were trying to fix in the first place.

It means being the hero of your life, not the victim. It means rewiring what you have until your everyday life isn’t something you need therapy to recover from. It is no longer choosing a life that looks good over a life that feels good. It is giving the hell up on some goals so you can care about others. It is being honest even if that means you aren’t universally liked. It is meeting your own needs so you aren’t anxious and dependent on other people.

It is becoming the person you know you want and are meant to be. Someone who knows that salt baths and chocolate cake are ways to enjoy life – not escape from it.”
-Brianna Wiest

[Illustration: Yaoyao Ma Van As Art ]

11/28/2020

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Are you thriving or just surviving? The COVID pandemic has created a concurrent crisis around mental health. We all need to be taking care of each other, but that includes ourselves. This is especially true for healthcare workers. This site from the Colorado Healthcare Ethics Resource Group offers information and resources to help address the anxiety and stress that can, if left unaddressed, deteriorate into crisis. https://cohcwcovidsupport.org/

10/12/2020

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP! Don’t miss out on this 8-week Virtual Rising Strong Women’s Group. Ask about the last minute discount! Link in bio @dramybjorkman #risingstrong #momenttopause #brenebrown

09/24/2020

What would it be like to create a brave new ending to your story of struggle? Has life been kicking you in the butt and you are in need of a reset?
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Right on the heels of the Daring Greatly™ workshop series comes a new virtual series focused on the book Rising Strong™ by Brené Brown. This is a powerful learning experience that is designed to help you own your stories of struggle and reckon with difficult emotions in order to learn how to live a more wholehearted life. This is an 8-week online women’s workshop that teaches you skills to harness your innate wisdom and resilience to rise from the “face down in the dirt” moments in life.
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Details:
- When: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00p, October 13th-December 8th (no group on November 3rd)
- Where: Zoom
- Investment: $557; $150 deposit to secure your spot
- PDF workbook included

*For more information, see link in bio. www.dramybjorkman.com
#risingstrong #wholeheartedliving #brenebrown #womensgroup #womensupportingwomen

08/18/2020

LAST CHANCE to sign up! Only TWO SPOTS available in a 7-week Virtual Daring Greatly Women’s workshop. If you love Brené Brown, you do not want to miss this chance to learn how to SHOW UP, BE SEEN and LIVE BRAVE!
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When: Wednesdays, 5:30p-7:00p starting August 19th
Where: ZOOM
Investment: $497
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Contact me to sign up! 480-688-4987
[email protected]
**Link in Bio**

08/13/2020

There are still THREE spots left to sign up for my upcoming 7-week virtual Daring Greatly women’s group focused on the work of Brené Brown. It starts ONE WEEK from today!

When: Wednesdays, August 19-September 30
Time: 5:30-7:00p
Where: Zoom
Investment: $497

DM me for details.

06/02/2020

What white people who are asking what can you do?

https://youtu.be/sjhz594Am6g

For more resources, go to: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic

06/02/2020

Timeline Photos

03/20/2020

This has been my central message in every single session this week. People are quick to judge how others seek safety in a threatening, novel experience. What we fail to recognize is that our nervous systems are steering this ship. How everyone reacts to fear and threat will be different based on their experiences, including trauma. Tread lightly on judgment and criticism, my friends. Practice compassion. Be kind. We are all managing the best we can.

03/18/2020

First day of TELEHEALTH officially in the books. Gotta say...it was so much better than I expected. I felt more connected to my clients than I expected given the lack of real life connection. While this won’t likely be my preferred platform to provide care, it’s certainly now an available option. I’m so thankful for having online platforms to continue my practice and provide help and support to all of my clients during this difficult, unsettling time. Hang in there, folks. We got this! You can do hard things. @ Scottsdale, Arizona

02/04/2020

Don’t miss out! There is still time to sign up. The 8-week Daring Greatly ™ women’s workshop series starts one week from today on Feb [email protected]:00. Spots are filling up fast!
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Do you want to practice courage in your life? Do you want to nurture connections with others by embracing who you are? Do you want to become more grounded by a deeper sense of purpose and feel guided by a resilient spirit? Do you love the work of Brené Brown and want to learn how to implement it in your daily life? .
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Starting on February 11th, join me in a Daring Greatly™ Women’s Group. During this 8-week workshop, we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead.
Link in bio to register. #daringgreatly #brenebrown #findyourpurpose

02/04/2020

There is still time to sign up. The 8-week group starts one week from today on February 11th! Don’t miss out. Spots are filling up fast!

Do you want to practice courage in your life? Do you want to nurture connections with others by embracing who you are? Do you want to become more grounded by a deeper sense of purpose and feel guided by a resilient spirit? Do you love the work of Brené Brown and want to learn how to implement it in your daily life?

Starting February 11th, join me in a Daring Greatly™ Women’s Group. During this 8-week workshop series, we explore topics of such as vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness. We examine thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and develop daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead.

01/31/2020

It’s a total game changer.
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#somaticexperiencing #somatic #somatichealing #trauma #traumatherapy #somaticexperiencinginstitute #traumahealing #healingtrauma #quotes #mentalhealth #resiliency #wellness #holistic #healing #traumainformed #anxiety #ptsd #depression #therapy #polyvagal #motivation #healingfromtrauma #somaticpsychotherapy #somatictherapy #somaticpractice #kindness #wisdom #nonprofit #supportSE #adversechildhoodexperiences

01/18/2020

Do you want to practice courage in your life? Do you want to nurture connections with others by embracing who you are? Do you want to become more grounded by a deeper sense of purpose and feel guided by a resilient spirit? Do you love the work of Brené Brown and want to learn how to implement it in your daily life?
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Starting on February 11th, join me in a Daring Greatly™ Women’s Group. During this 8-week workshop, we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead.
Link in bio to register. #daringgreatly #brenebrown #findyourpurpose

01/18/2020

Do you want to practice courage in your life? Do you want to nurture connections with others by embracing who you are? Do you want to become more grounded by a deeper sense of purpose and feel guided by a resilient spirit? Do you love the work of Brené Brown and want to learn how to implement it in your daily life?
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Starting on February 11th, join me in a Daring Greatly™ Women’s Group. During this 8-week workshop, we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead.
Link in bio to register. #daringgreatly #brenebrown #findyourpurpose

01/06/2020

Amy Bjorkman PhD's cover photo

08/24/2019

dramybjorkman.com

brenebrown.com 08/07/2019

What Toni Morrison Taught Me About Parenting | Brené Brown

brenebrown.com Toni Morrison’s words are so heavy with truth that one sentence can bring you to your knees or set you free. Her writing challenged me, taught me, and nurtured me. And, Toni Morrison changed the way I’m raising my children.

06/14/2019

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Thank you Andre Zitcer for sharing this article.

businessinsider.com 04/11/2019

Neuroscience shows that 50-year-olds can have the brains of 25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day

businessinsider.com You can see significant positive changes in just 15 minutes a day.

04/08/2019

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Another great article from Leo Widrich.

https://leowid.com/brain-facts/?fbclid=IwAR2uWMk1I-k9DD_BYnOwMex7UmlBa_s76m3AnDY2dGuDaMM5sryW8Jo60i0

04/08/2019

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Thank you Phyllis Stein for sharing this article!

06/25/2018

Starting a new chapter in my practice. Daring to be vulnerable to create change in me and those I serve through the teachings and research of @brenebrown and @thedaringway #daringgreatly #risingstrong #neverstoplearning #daringwayfacilitatortraining

themighty.com 12/21/2017

Please Understand PTSD Is a Reality for Some of Us Who Parent Medically Fragile Kids

themighty.com "Though none of us had been deployed to a war zone, we were on the front lines of our own: battling for our children’s lives. "

stevewiens.com 12/06/2017

An Ode To the Women Who are “Too Much”

“Let these words be the start of a conversation with a new tribe.”

stevewiens.com November 11, 2017 By stevewiens 62 Comments An Ode To the Women Who are “Too Much” “My dad always told me I was a bull in a china shop.” She was looking down at her lap when she said that to me as if trying to shirk a shadow that had followed her for more than twenty-five years. I paused bef...

boundaries.me 10/29/2017

If Someone is Angry at Your Boundaries, it’s Their Problem, Not Yours

boundaries.me People who get angry at others for setting boundaries have a character problem.

us2.campaign-archive.com 10/21/2017

Do You Expect Your Kids To Get Along?

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thriveglobal.com 09/15/2017

A Psychotherapist Shares the One Thing No One Ever Says About Grieving

"Some forms of grief take years to work through, other types take a few solid months, some take a single moment of deep acknowledgement."

thriveglobal.com (And a 4 step plan to move through your grief.)

09/12/2017

Dr Jill Gross

Are you a single parent feeling overwhelmed by the idea of rebuilding your life?

Whether you're concerned about finances, co-parenting with difficult exes, re-entry into the post-divorce dating scene, or just wondering about how to take good care of yourself, Dr. Robbin Rockett's "Parenting with Mindfulness and Self-Care" video summit has you covered!

Dr. Robbin will be sharing a series of 10 videotaped conversations with field experts who will be dishing out their trade secrets--for FREE! You read that correctly. Registration will cost you absolutely nada. Zip. Zilch.

I was lucky enough to be selected as a featured expert for the summit and will be providing tips on how to brave the treacherous waters of single parent dating. Spoiler alert: the first ten people who email me after watching the video will receive a FREE online dating profile consultation. So be sure to check it out!

The 10-day summit begins Monday, September 11th, so time is of the essence. Registration is easy. Simply follow the link below to get started on building the solo parent life you deserve!

www.SoloParentLife.com/summit

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