Mind Over (Muscle) Matter

Mind over (muscle) matter: Progressive muscle relaxation techniques like allow us to relax our muscles consciously. By focusing on the physical sensation of releasing tension, we can reduce mental turmoil.
You can check out the full resource here: https://www.tuck.com/sleep-meditation/

Focus on Your Breathing

Focus on your breathing: Some types of breath meditation can energize us, while others calm us. Focusing on breathing is a mindfulness technique that can help us feel more centered and relaxed when it’s time for bed.
You can check out the full resource here: https://www.tuck.com/sleep-meditation/

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 (www.USABP.org). 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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