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A Guided Meditation for Reducing Health Anxiety with Dr. Megan Mansfield


Psychologist and Clinical Associate at Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates, uses her training in Internal Family Systems (IFS), or “parts work,” to guide listeners through a mediation designed to address health anxiety during the pandemic we are experiencing. Throughout the meditation, she welcomes listeners to intentionally connect with the parts of you that may feel anxious or fearful in order to provide them with reassurance, gratitude, and relief. While this meditation is provided through an IFS lens, listeners do not need to have prior experience with IFS to benefit from the practice.​


Life is an incredible journey.
It's time to empower your journey with brain science.


New insights in the world of Neuroscience have led to the development of revolutionary techniques for moving into an intimate relationship with the neural pathways that define your personal experience of your world. Are you ready for empowered change? It's time to live your excellence. Read on to explore how these new advances create opportunities for harnessing the power of neuroplasticity, and creates a space for inspiration to flow.


It's time to be Empowered. It's time to Live your Excellence.

​Loving and Living with Pain

Chronic conditions aren’t always visible, and they can affect much more than the body. The daily endurance of pain or illness can leave you feeling angry, confused, isolated, ashamed, and hopeless. 

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4 Reasons Survivors of Sexual Trauma

Remain Silent

n the heels of the #MeToo Movement and various scandals in the media that have shed light on the impact of sexual trauma worldwide, more and more survivors of sexual abuse and assault have been empowered to speak up and share their stories. Many people continue to ask why so many individuals stay silent about what happened to them despite the thousands of men and women who have spoken up about their own stories of sexual abuse and assault. 

Chronic conditions aren’t always visible, and they can affect much more than the body.
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What is Health Anxiety and How Does It Impact our Minds and Bodies?

Health Anxiety is a very real phenomenon wherein regular body sensations are misinterpreted as being life threatening.  Much like the coronavirus, health anxiety can manifest in our bodies undetected like a virus and is amplified by stress.

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Here you will find videos, articles, self-care exercises, and anything else we can think of to help you live your most empowered life. 

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Building a Self Havening Practice for Self-Care and Empowered Healing


Self-Havening is a powerful tool for autonomic nervous system regulation (staying calm and cool under pressure), bringing ourselves out of reactive emotions (bye bye anxiety, frustration, stress, and overwhelm!), and enhancing overarching resiliency (I am strong and confident!). In this video Dr. Truitt teaches the foundational guidelines for how to build your at home healing and brain health program utilizing Self-Havening and Brain Hacking Tips. It's time for better living with neuroscience!

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." 

–  William James

On the heels of the #MeToo Movement and various scandals in the media that have shed light on the impact of sexual trauma worldwide

The Havening Techniques:

Better Living Through Neuroscicience

The Havening Techniques® are healing modalities designed to help individuals overcome problems that are the consequence of a traumatic or stressful life experience. Through the depotentiation, or deactivation, of the neurons in the brain that encoded the traumatic experience. We can now be free of the traumatic experiences of our past.

Telecommuting for Success

Telecommuting presents unique opportunities (no commute!) and challenges (it's awfully easy to do house chores or enjoy a binge watching session).

Self-Havening for Mental Health COVID-19/Conoravirus Pandemic 


While there are many conversations about medical considerations regarding the Coronavirus - mental health and emotional wellbeing are also very important. The Havening Techniques provide an exciting opportunity for self-healing in a time of emotional global turmoil. Join Dr. Kate Truitt to learn more about Healthy Anxiety specifically tied to Coronavirus fears and how self-havening can help calm the mind and body.​

The Havening Techniques system is comprised of protocols and methods that rely on the electrochemical makeup of our body to create healing.

Panic Attack vs. Anxiety Attack

Panic Attack vs. Anxiety Attack What is the difference between a panic attack and an anxiety attack? The two terms are used interchangeably, but do they refer to the same thing? The short answer is no. Panic and anxiety attacks stem from similar but distinct disorders.   

In this interview Louise Godbold, the Executive Director of Echo Training, interviews Dr. Kate Truitt, clinical psychologist and fear brain expert, about a powerful tool for autonomic nervous system regulation, think calming the fear brain, called CPR for the Amygdala. In this video you'll learn how to engage CPR for the Amygdala with the Self-Havening touch as well a opportunities for building resiliency.


Dr. Truitt will be leading a more in-depth Online workshop on June 1st teaching enhanced self-care, self-healing, and resiliency building tools utilizing Self-Havening.


Quick Tips you'll learn in this video:

1) The Hug Hack in a time of Social/Physical Distancing

2) CPR for the Amygdala

3) How to calm your mind in a moment of distress

CBT vs. DBT for Trauma Treatment

When it comes to CBT vs. DBT in trauma treatment, people generally want to know which one is better for long-term recovery. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) are two types of psychotherapy used to treat mental health disorders along with other behavioral issues.

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Why a cough can feel terrifying to our brain & steps to calm fear w/ Dr. Kate Truitt 


When our fear brain is overwhelmed with information about a type of threat it will start to tell "fear stories." Our fear brain LOVES worse case scenarios. A part of our fear brain system, the Amygdala, has only one job - to keep us alive. Learning to be in relationship with the Amygdala through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, Self-Havening and other techniques will reduce anxiety and support your brain and body in being their healthiest selves. In this video Dr. Kate Truitt discusses the role of fear in making sense of physical symptoms and introduces easy hacks for self-soothing and healing. And Tinkerbell makes a cameo! There are many great Self-Havening guided videos on this YouTube Channel: Dr. Kate Truitt ​​

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Did you know that experiencing “awe” has the availability to make your mind perceive that it has more time available to get tasks done? It also increases your patience with the world around you.

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