Sarah Greenwood has a particular professional draw to those who experience emotions so fully that they are unsure of how to work with the power of such feeling. Soulful, often traumatized and misunderstood individuals in our society tend to be untapped resources full of potential. They are many times the ones who become passionate about righteous change, care beyond words about happenings and have relentless drive towards action- when taught how to work with such gifts in effective ways they can make incredible contributions and are capable of immense joy. Sarah contends that if we give up on these individuals as therapists, we have done our society a great disservice. Sarah’s work IS advocacy for those who are often shunned, outcasted, discriminated against and unseen for who they truly are by familial or community systems, partially due to a society that is still attempting to function without proper education on the functional expression of and purpose for emotions.
‘Dialectics’ in DBT have to do with opposite forces, and the goal in DBT (+ DBT Prolonged Exposure (PE) Protocol) is to find where opposites unite, to help reduce conflict (both outer and inner) that keep one from intra-personal and interpersonal union. This is the same objective in yoga, ‘yoga’ the Sanskrit meaning ‘union’ or ‘yoke’. DBT (+ DBT PE Protocol) and yoga therapeutics are both self-supporting lifestyles that involve self-study, behavioral change and healing, which is how Sarah came to fall in love with the DBT(+ DBT PE Protocol) & yoga therapeutics duo. DBT (+ DBT PE Protocol) offers western psychological research and evidence-based eastern philosophical modalities to healing AND yoga therapeutics includes roots in physical therapy and ancient practices of India shown to be helpful. In Sarah’s life experience, she has witnessed that great suffering can be an opportunity gateway for tremendous transformation, relief and even ecstasy- this program, when approached with steady commitment, offers an unwavering pursuit ahead.