The Wounded Healer

Join Linda Ciotola n Cathy Nugent for a full day pre – conference workshop on ” The Wounded Healer ” 


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Creating a Wellness Lifestyle (adapted from Life by design)

  1. Physical wellness involves nurturing the body.  It includes:
    • exercise
    • proper nutrition
    • managing stress
    • rest and sleep
    • awareness and respect for the environment

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Creative Conversations in Somatic Psychotherapy

Interview for the US Bodypsychotherapy Assn .

June 2007: Linda Ciotola

Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., CHES, (ret.), CP/TEP is a Certified Clinical Psychodramatist, health educator, fitness and yoga instructor.

The following is a transcript of the original audio, which is part of the Creative Conversations on the USABP website ( Please note that this conversation was meant to be a spontaneous ex-change, not an edited piece. For better or worse, the transcript retains the unedited quality of the conversation.

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Mother Generosa McCafferty Distinguished Alumna Award


Catholic High Presented The Mother Generosa McCafferty Distinguished Alumna Award

Baltimore, MD – Grasonville resident, Linda Miller Ciotola was presented with The Mother Generosa McCafferty Distinguished Alumna Award.

The Catholic High School of Baltimore recently held their Alumnae Awards Ceremony. The Mother Generosa McCafferty Distinguished Alumna Award is presented annually to an outstanding alumna of Catholic High who demonstrates each of the Franciscan Core Values of Personhood in Community, Loving Service, Ongoing Conversion, Witness to Justice, Peace and Reconciliation, and Stewardship.

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Zerka T. Moreno Award

Linda Ciotola is the 2008 recipient of the 
Zerka T. Moreno Award. 
Who is Zerka T. Moreno?

Zerka Toeman Moreno is often called “The Mother of Psychodrama”.  She is the widow of J. L. Moreno, M.D., and as his partner and collaborator developed group psychotherapy, psychodrama, and sociometry.

She wrote and published extensively in the field , trained psychodramatists world – wide and until age 96, continued to write, train , and inspire from her home in Charlottesville, Va. Until her recent death, she continued teaching thru videos and personal interviews from her Rockville, MD nursing home. Read Zerka’s compelling memoirs To Dream Again. Linda is honored and proud to have received the award named for Zerka.

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What is Psychodrama?

What is Psychodrama?
Psychodrama is a form of psychotherapy developed by Dr. J.L. and Zerka Moreno that uses acting to facilitate problem solving.  The client, called the protagonist, puts his/her truth into action with the assistance of the therapist, called the director, and other participants, called auxiliaries. 

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Eating Disorders: An Overview

Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., CHES (ret.),TEP
Eating disorders result from a complicated interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors. People with eating disorders are intensely preoccupied with food, weight, and appearance, jeopardizing their health and adversely affecting relationships. Read more

Is this something for me?

  • Am I having on-going difficulties in relationships?
  • Am I troubled by intrusive memories and/or flashbacks?
  • Am I stuck in the process of grieving and unable to move on with life?
  • Do I feel weighed down by feelings of  low self esteem, depression or helplessness?
  • Do I have trouble identifying and accessing my strengths?
  • Do I want to find creative solutions to problems?
  • Do I want to learn how to be true to myself?
  • Do I feel disconnected from my body?
  • Do I feel used?  Am I tired of having people walk all over me?
  • Do I want to let go of old behaviors that keep sabotaging my well-being?
  • Do I want to understand why I make the same mistakes repeatedly and stop doing that?

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Linda Ciotola: Mindful Witness         August 2017

Linda Ciotola is a Certified TEP: trainer-educator-practitioner of psychodrama, group psychotherapy, and sociometry; and an accredited Certified Trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model ™ of psychodrama used specifically for working with trauma survivors. She is Co-Leader and Developer of the Therapeutic Spiral Bodyworkshop specifically designed for healing body-based trauma issues and a Certified Health Education Specialist (Ret.) with 45 years experience in education, group facilitation, and lifestyle counseling. Linda holds ACE (American Council on Exercise) certifications as a Personal Trainer, Fitness and Yoga Instructor, Health Coach and MINDBODY Specialist. She was honored in 2008 with the Zerka Moreno Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Psychodrama. She is co-author with Karen Carnabucci of Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods – Beyond the Silence and the Fury. She presents widely at regional, national and international conferences.

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