Posts Tagged 'Growth'

Beyond Trauma: Healing Through Mindful Movement

Our own Dr. DiBlasio, as well as two additional members of The Safety Team were delighted to be interviewed on two international podcasts: Notice That and Beyond Trauma. These podcasts featured The Safety Team’s trauma informed programs for both violence prevention and trauma recovery–all of which are based upon the latest advancements in the fields of neuroscience and trauma recovery and integrate the mind and body to facilitate healing.

Host Melissa Benintendi, an EMDR trainer ...

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Sips of Air

By Kerry Fantelli

There you have been
All these years
Hiding many, if not most parts of you
Taking in small sips of air so that others had enough
Helium puffs
That made your voice even smaller
Slowly drifting
Filled with gases of what you believed would make others love you
All that did was float you away from yourself
The ground of your slippery infant being
Then you started to learn, to grow, and slowly you refused to move
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Stone House Welcomes Four New Mental Health Providers to our Team!

Stone House Associates is delighted to announce that not only have we moved into our new permanent home located at 27 Rye Circle in South Burlington (right off of Hinesburg Road, just south of Tilley Drive and only 1 mile from the corner of Kennedy Drive and Hinesburg Road), but we have added four new outstanding practitioners to our team of experienced mental health providers!

Please join us in welcoming:

• Stephanie Rose, LICSW works with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing ...

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Dealing with Change

by Lindsay Fagan, M.S.W., LICSW
As the seasons are changing, it can be an important time to reflect on the topic of change. It is true that all humans, throughout the course of their lifetime, experience change. Change can be positive in that it often leads to an end of result of growth, adaptation, and confidence; while, it can also be an extremely challenging adjustment to a new reality. As adults, we often acquire a skill set gained with years ...

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Letting Go…..Gently

Fall represents a special time of change. A fresh academic year begins for students, and many young adults head off to college. We have had two community members share their reflections about this transition. The first, a poignant piece by Cathy Catterson, can be found here.

The second, posted below for the first time, is a touching yet lighthearted reflection on the “empty nest” experience. Thank you to our community contributors!

Please send comments and feedback to ...

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Exercise…and the Brain!

Dr. Lisa Angstman, a colleague and friend of Stone House, has summarized excerpts from Dr. Ratey’s “must read” book titled: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain:


Our culture wrongly treats the mind and body as if they are separate entities. To the contrary, a plethora of research within the last decade suggests the unitary nature of mind and body – it’s all one thing. The traditionally held belief ...

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This writing was sent in by a parent prior to sending her child off to college. It captures the bittersweet sentiment of many a parent in the process of letting go.

Dear Bursar,

I wanted to include a little information about my son with this tuition payment. However, the memo line on the check wasn’t quite big enough, so I’ve included this note.

First I want to tell you that when we moved into our house, David was four. ...

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Emergency Straw

One of my primary objectives when raising my two boys was to instill a sort of calm.  No drama.  Nothing is serious–until it is. Today the universe handed me a reminder of the old objective.  I was digging around the glove compartment of my car and found the message: the straw.  It was bent and the wrapper was tattered but the memory was fresh.  In my previous life, I drove the boys to music lessons, football practices and games and many ...

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“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”—Anais Nin

Perspective.  It alters everything.

I have this sad, heavy heart feeling as my daughter returns to college for the remainder of her spring semester.   As I clean up the house, I can’t help but smile, thinking of how I will miss seeing her coat hanging over the dining room chair (no use for a closet!) and her belongings strewn across the couch.  I like the tidiness of the ...

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