Author Archives: Cynthia M Clingan

About Cynthia M Clingan

Cynthia Clingan is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Columbus, Ohio who offers somatic psychotherapy, spiritual coaching, and meditation and mindfulness instruction.


The weekend before this one I had the great honor to be at a training with Peter Levine in California. It is called Eye of the Needle, and it is about near death experiences (NDEs), including anesthesia and other altered … Continue reading

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The Adventure of It All

What a weird day. One by one all five of my clients cancelled their appointments. If they had cancelled sooner, I could have made plans for today, but such is life. This morning the people came to work on the … Continue reading

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Holding Beliefs Lightly

I’m really having to shift my belief system in order to keep moving toward what I need for this personal growth journey. Here are a few examples: “If it’s meant to happen, it will happen easily” Well, maybe. And maybe … Continue reading

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Can you?

Living a life of authentic expression takes courage. Can you… walk away from something you’ve invested heavily in when it isn’t right anymore? stand up to nonsense about “flip-flopping” when you discover your old truth has been swallowed by a … Continue reading

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The Endless Birth of the Self

I sit with the struggle of another shift raging in my body, marveling at the endlessness of this becoming process. My mind cannot keep up or make sense much anymore, though it keeps trying, exhausting itself. The experience is familiar, … Continue reading

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What’s the Point?

On September 7, 2017, I wrote: I didn’t practice the guitar yet today, or at all yesterday, or the day before, even though my goal is 1 hour per day. An hour isn’t enough time to practice everything I want … Continue reading

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When’s it Going to Get Better?

People frequently ask me how long it’s going to take when they begin the therapy process. Sometimes people get the impression from things they have read or heard that Somatic Experiencing is some kind of magic bullet. Or they will … Continue reading

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