About Amy Sugeno, LCSW

Amy Sugeno is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of Marble Falls, Tx.

Beauty in the Midst of Darkness – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

Same Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group, New Location!

The next Mindfulness in Nature Meetup group, which meets near Austin, Texas, is rapidly approaching. The next group will be held on January 13,2018. Details can be found on the Meetup page.

From the Meetup Group…..

Winter Solstice has passed, and the days are growing longer, moving toward spring abundance, yet […]

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Appreciating Autumn – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

The next Mindfulness in Nature Meetup group, which meets near Austin, Texas, is rapidly approaching. The next group will be held on November 11, 2017. Details can be found on the Meetup page.

From the Meetup Group…..

*Please note that this November group is a special one because it is our last group of the year. As such, […]

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Special Group: Finding Healing After Hurricane Harvey – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Grouop

The next Mindfulness in Nature Meetup group, which meets near Austin, Texas, is rapidly approaching. The next group will be held on September 9, 2017. Details can be found on the Meetup page.

From the Meetup Group….

As we all continue to witness the situation with Hurricane Harvey as it unfolds, many of us are feeling sadness, worry, […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Anxiety, Ecotherapy, Healing, Mindfulness, Nature, Nature therapy, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on Special Group: Finding Healing After Hurricane Harvey – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Grouop

Dealing with Discomfort: Lessons from the Texas Summer – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

The next Mindfulness in Nature Meetup group, which meets near Austin, Texas, is rapidly approaching. The next group will be held on July 23, 2017. Details can be found on the Meetup page.

From the Meetup page….

Soaring temperatures. Humidity hanging in the air. Mosquitoes and chiggers. Windless days. Bird songs dwindling away, and colorful flowers fading into […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Anxiety, Ecotherapy, Healing, Mindfulness, Nature, Nature therapy, Stress, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dealing with Discomfort: Lessons from the Texas Summer – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

Settling into Summer – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

The next Mindfulness in Nature Meetup group, which meets near Austin, Texas, is rapidly approaching. RSVPs will open on April 29th. Details can be found on the Meetup page.

From the Meetup page….

There will be an option for exploring creativity through mindful writing (or sketching). If you wish to try this, please plan to bring your favorite […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Anxiety, Ecotherapy, Healing, Mindfulness, Nature, Nature therapy, Stress, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Settling into Summer – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

Eagerness of Early Spring – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

After a great first group, the next Mindfulness in Nature Meetup group, which meets near Austin, Texas, is rapidly approaching. RSVPs are now open for the March 11th group, and details can be found on the Meetup page.

From the Meetup page….

Please note: we’ll be doing a little bit of writing for this group, so please plan […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Anxiety, Ecotherapy, Healing, Mindfulness, Nature, Nature therapy, outdoor therapy, Outdoors, Stress, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eagerness of Early Spring – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

If Winter Solstice Could Talk About Trauma

Today is the day the sun stands still. For a brief moment, it will stand still over the Tropic of Capricorn before returning back to the north toward the Tropic of Cancer. It has not been there since June 21st of this year, and it will not reach this latitude again until June 20th of […]

By |December 20th, 2015|Ecotherapy, Healing, Hypervigilance, Nature, Trauma, Winter solstice|Comments Off on If Winter Solstice Could Talk About Trauma

Nature Helps Facilitate Attachment and Healing

Tomorrow is the first day of Adoption Knowledge Affiliates’ annual conference in Austin, TX, and I’m pumped up! I can’t wait to reconnect with other professionals who work with adoption, attend some of the sessions, and meet other adoptive parents and adoptees. And – I’m excited to share my ideas, rooted in an ecotherapy approach, […]

By |November 11th, 2015|Adoption, Attachment, Ecotherapy, Healing, Nature, Parenting, Play, Trauma, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nature Helps Facilitate Attachment and Healing

Parenting Unique Kids: How Wild Animals Can Help

Kids who have experienced trauma – adoption, foster care, neglect, abuse, significant loss – often have unique needs. Traditional parenting approaches don’t always work, requiring some creative, out-of-the-box thinking.

Here is one such out-of-the-box idea: let the lives of wild animals help you out.

The lives of wild animals (and plants) are full of fascinating and interesting […]

By |October 4th, 2015|Adoption, Ecotherapy, Healing, Hypervigilance, Nature, Parenting, Trauma, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Parenting Unique Kids: How Wild Animals Can Help

Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Ideas for Relief and Healing

Irritable. Withdrawn. Moody. Exhausted to the bone.

These are just a few of the signs you or someone you care about might be suffering from compassion fatigue or secondary or vicarious trauma. It’s a tough, lonely place to be, and because of the way trauma affects the brain, it can be hard for people to find […]

By |August 30th, 2015|Healing, Secondary and Vicarious Trauma, Trauma, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Ideas for Relief and Healing