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“As I step into the classroom with Madeline, I am aware of a spaciousness that few other facilitators offer, giving adequate time for self-reflection and digestion of the material.  The spaciousness is well-supported by experiential learning and practical teachings.  Madeline’s work—both within her own life and in facilitating others—speaks clearly through the profound space she holds for learning, and healing, to happen.”

Nikki Manzie, Program Director, – Yoga Therapy and Eastern Therapies Pacific Rim College Victoria B.C.

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May 13, 2024

Developing Receptors for Pleasure

I’m always grateful when people from my tribe send me poems, articles, or videos on the topic of pleasure. As I’ve been writing this blog of 10 years I also need inspiration on the topic of Pleasure. 

Thank you Natalie, a Pathwork colleague, who sent me this really impactful video by Bessel van der Kolk MD, the eminent Dutch trauma researcher, and best selling author of The Body Keeps the Score. 

In this short video he talks about the connection between physical and emotional developmental neglect, and the process of brain development. In particular how the brain/body adjusts to what’s available or not, as a survival strategy.

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Jan 15, 2024

The Power of the Erotic Imagination

Our innate human ability to imagine, to conjure up, to create various scenarios with our minds, in our minds, realities that may never exist in our “real concrete world”, is one of our most potent human capacities.  We use this skill to imagine or to create in our mind’s eye, frequently, in all aspects of our day to day life. This ability to imagine is the basis of bringing anything into reality – first we imagine it!  You may often have heard the phrase “If you can imagine it, you can create it.”  While that may be an overly optimistic idea, in its essence, the phrase holds truth.

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Dec 05, 2023

Living with Uncertainty - Building an Anchor Within

I want to draw your attention to the dance we all do between certainty and uncertainty. 
We want certainty and we don’t want uncertainty – immediately there a dualistic push pull that takes your energy and causes tension inside.  I invite you to notice that tension whenever you find yourself triggered by the need for certainty. 

To be human is to live with uncertainty, and …. we can also build tools to live more gracefully with it. 

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