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Dr. Stephanie Mines: The TARA Approach to Healing Shock & Trauma
16th December 2021 • From Doctor To Patient • Dr Diva Nagula
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Dr. Stephanie Mines is a neuropsychologist whose unique understanding comes from her academic research as well as her extensive work in the field. Her stories of personal transformation have led many listeners to become deeply committed to the healing journey. Dr. Mines understands shock from every conceivable perspective. She has investigated it as a survivor, a professional, a healthcare provider, and as a trainer for staffs of institutions and agencies.

Her blend of Western and Eastern modalities offers the best of both paradigms. She is devoted to ending the lineage of shock and trauma for individuals and the world. Dr. Mines is the Program Director of the DOM Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing alternative health options for a broad spectrum of populations. As Director, she is responsible for disseminating information to communities in need, especially people suffering from illness that results from shock and trauma, survivors of domestic violence, families and children, and people living with neurodiversity including autism and other sensory integration challenges. 

Dr. Mines’ books represent an overview of her mission to create a bottom up, empowerment based sustainable healthcare revolution. These include: We Are All in Shock; New Frontiers in Sensory Integration and most recently They Were Families: How War Comes Home. Dr. Mines’ upcoming book, Memoir of An Embryologist: How I Discovered the Secret of Resilience, will be released in 2022 from Inner Traditions/Sacred Planet Books.

See the website for more information on the unique method Dr. Mines developed called The TARA Approach, combining an ancient Eastern Energy Healing technique with Western neuroscience. Dr. Mines currently teaches around the world as well as mentors clients online.

  • 05:14  Dr. Mines's personal story of becoming a trauma specialist.
  • 12:44  Exploring the differences between trauma and shock.
  • 17:38  Understanding the difference between parasympathetic and sympathetic shock.
  • 23:02  Treating both trauma and shock with a combination of touch and re-languaging, via the TARA Approach.
  • 33:49  Harnessing neuroplasticity to rewire the "compensations" we made at a preconscious level to stress and trauma.
  • 40:54  How the TARA Approach applies to the climate crisis, in the sister organization, Climate Change and Consciousness.
  • 44:54  Envisioning a new healthcare.

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