Michael Byrne, ND, MA
Psychotherapist, Naturopathic Physician
Seattle Healing Arts Center
6300 9th Ave. NE, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98115 [map]
(206) 428-2067

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The meeting of souls

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

      No words to add. Just watch this: (tap the “Read More” button and you’ll see it)  

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Illness as Initiation

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Body, Heart, Mind, Spirit | 0 comments

Illness as Initiation

In approaching illness, and healing from illness, one of our first thoughts is often, “how can I make this go away?” Illness can motivate us to make changes to relieve the discomfort, the strain, the lack of ease (dis-ease) that we are experiencing. However, in our effort to heal, there are more powerful questions we can ask. One of them is, “what wishes to be born from this?” Another way of asking this could be, “what can I learn from this.” There is always something we can learn. It could be a simple...

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Creative Visualization

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Body, Mind, Spirit | 0 comments

Creative Visualization

The faculty of the imagination has been used throughout history for healing purposes. There are many techniques and terms which describe this, including creative visualization, guided imagery, metaphor, story-telling, fantasy, role-playing, active imagination, and art therapy. Below I will describe some types of imagery used in healing as well as “how to” tips. Ultimately, while I believe that the healing potential of imagination and the use of our mind is incredible, I’d like to begin with a few cautioning comments. First,...

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Imagination, part 3

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Body, Mind | 0 comments

Imagination, part 3

Can the mind heal the body? Can the mind heal the mind? Yes and yes. How? Let’s see…. I realize that I’ve been citing a lot of studies in these posts. Hopefully that is helpful, or inspiring, or legitimizing. I like studies because they can expand your perspective, and they can point the way to further possibilities. But imagination is not bound by what has already been done. So please do not let the lack of studies in a certain area limit you. I am sharing only a small taste of the many studies demonstrating the power of...

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Finite and Infinite Games

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Body, Heart, Mind, Spirit | 0 comments

Finite and Infinite Games

This is the title of a fabulous little book by James P. Carse, written almost 20 years ago, that I just found again in my basement. I can still remember the excitement I felt reading it for the first time in my early 20’s. What a vision of possibility it opened. What an playful invitation! “A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility.” I highly recommend it. It is not a long book. It does demands a certain kind of attention, but it also leads you along playfully. James Carse constructs a logical argument/discussion that at...

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