On the Monday after Thanksgiving 18 years ago, I ran away to Europe. Every time I used drugs and drank that autumn, I hoped that I wouldn’t wake up. There was nowhere I could really turn for help without being met with answers like, “Just go back to church,” or “Tough it out, you’re too
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Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-200, RMT is the founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. She travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts, mindfulness and yoga while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Jamie is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and is the author of six books, including the popular EMDR Made Simple and her latest (in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Dansiger) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (2018). Her TEDx talk on trauma from 2015 is available on YouTube. Her next book Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery is due out in the Winter of 2019.