Heidi Crockett


    Author of “Caregiver Stress: Neurobiology to the Rescue” and professional speaker on stress and the brain, Crockett recently published, “The Neuroscience of Dating,” a book about dating and good emotional health in relationships. She offers dating coaching for singles and psychotherapy to individuals and couples.

 Also visit: www.RedLightHeidi.com (Crockett is a sexuality educator at Hippocrates Health Institiute and uploads important educational documents on her website).


Heidi offers psychotherapy, sexual health consults, and dating coaching at the world-famous Hippocrates Health Institute.  She is a relational neuroscience expert with presentations at Hippocrates such as:

  • Understanding the YES Brain

  • Exploring Our Inner Defense Mechanisms: The Fantasy Bond and Inner Critical Voice

  • The Importance of Sexual Health

  • The YES Brain in the Bedroom

She also teaches on trauma resolution with guided body meditations using the research of Dr. Peter Levine and his Somatic Experiencing (SE) technique. SE includes the idea that trauma is stored in implicit memory, inside the body as a trauma pod with fear and immobility or fear and rage glued together with no differentiation whatsoever. Through pendulation, she teaches how one can differentiate fear from immobility or fear from rage and has successfully helped clients resolve even old traumas.


This technique is done through a process called titration. Imagine sodium hydroxide (NAOH) and hydrocloric acid (HCL) (both caustic chemicals on their own) combined suddenly? This would create a massive explosion. In a metaphor for this paragraph, let’s say these two chemicals together represent the “fear and immobility” trauma pod and the “fear and rage” trauma pod. By integrating and slowly dripping, drop by drop, the HCL into the NAOH, the concentration becomes completely harmless salt water.  Similarly, through pendulation, one releases the immobility (by fleeing) or the rage, and the fear dissipates leaving the trauma like harmless salt water with no excitability or strong charge in the body. (In chemistry, the HCL + NAOH solution becomes salt water NACL + H20.)  By embodying your past, present, and future, by using your autonoetic consciousness to practice narrative integration, memory integration, and state integration, you can collect back all of yourself and come together into one coherent whole with both high differentiation and high linkage, (the definition of integration,) where the whole IS greater than the sum of the parts. (Click here to see a 7 minute interview where Crockett explains pendulation.)


Crockett teaches the core interpersonal neurobiology concept that we all exist on a spectrum from low integration to high integration and aim for the SWEET SPOT.  If we have too much differentiation, we’re stuck in rigid apathy, or if we have too much linkage, we’re stuck in codependency, over-valuing others’ feelings. By linking too much, too soon, we ignore our own feelings and create a pattern of self-neglect in interpersonal relating. In the below chart, too much differentiation is represented by far left and too much linkage is the far right:

SWEET SPOT linkage differentiation

Credit to Dr. Dan Siegel’s “The Yes Brain”

She also teaches WHY some of us seem to be able to achieve higher states of integration whereas others seem more stuck. She explains using Firestone’s theory of the Fantasy Bond and how we exist on a spectrum from inwardness (meaning highly defended) to outwardness. **FREE TIP inwardness to outwardness chart and Fantasy Bond HANDOUT.



The Neuroscience of Dating

Caregiver Stress: Neurobiology to the Rescue

Questions about services? Reach out to her at HeidiCrockett at gmail dot com.



1.  Middlebury College graduate–BA Cum Laude

2.  Florida School of Massage graduate–Licensed Massage Therapist, MA42442

3.  Florida School of Massage Orthopedic Massage certification–200 hour program

4.  Institute for Integrative Nutrition graduate–160 hour program on nutrition (29 hours of college credit)

5.  Power of Breath Institute graduate–144 hour program on breathing exercises and mindfulness

6.  University of Georgia graduate–Master in Social Work

7. University of Michigan School of Social Work–Sexual Health Certificate Program, 195 hour program, Sexuality Educator and Sex Therapist tracks

For more information on her education and clinical training, please click her Linked In profile here:  Linked In Profile for Heidi Crockett

Professional Speaking:

Ms. Crockett presents on the general topic of “Stress and Sex,” click here for information on her professional speaking.

Some past presentations include: NAPGCM national conference, the NASW FL Annual Conference, Arden Courts—Tampa, Largo, Seminole, Saraasota (1.5 hr CEU program for healthcare professionals), Pasco FALA (Florida Assisted Living Association,) Pinellas chapter of the Florida Association of Directors of Nurse Administration, the Florida Health Care Social Worker’s Association Annual conference, the Caregiver Hour Radio show, and the Guardian Association of Pinellas County.


  • Named an Honoree, (Outstanding Graduate Student,) by the Dean of the University of Georgia’s Graduate School for the 2012 Presidential Honors Day Luncheon

  • Public Service Leadership Award,  1999 Middlebury College

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*LCSW–Licensed Clinical Social Worker,

CMC- Care Manager Certified through NACCM,

CHC–Certified Health Counselor through AADP (legally practice nutritional counseling throughout the US,)

CSE–Certified Sexuality Educator with AASECT.org