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What Do My Dreams Mean?

November 28th, 2021 - Read more

Dreams have been a topic of interest for at least as long as recorded history. This is unsurprising, considering how strange dreams can be while feeling not only real, but important. Many cultures regarded dreams as portents, and some still do. However, psychologists see dreams as representing current issues people are facing. There have been …

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All About EMDR

October 24th, 2019 - Read more

What Is EMDR Considered a relatively new treatment, EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is used in psychotherapy. Simply put, during an EMDR therapy session, a trained therapist will ask the patient to recall a traumatic event and wave their finger side to side, mimicking what naturally occurs during dreaming. Other methods …

Filed Under: Mental Health Treatment, Psychotherapy, PTSD, Therapy

Too Scared to Sleep

October 18th, 2018 - Read more

There are many different factors that can come into play when someone has issues with sleep. Mental and physical health, stress and many other problems can contribute to difficulty falling and staying asleep. In some cases, sleep problems may be caused by issues with fear and anxiety that may be causing a person to stay …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Phobia, Psychotherapy, Stress

How Psychological Trauma Effect on the Brain

September 10th, 2018 - Read more

People experiencing trauma have significant effects on their brains, leading to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Victims of trauma, particularly those who develop PTSD may have their brain “rewired” in a sense due to their exposure to trauma. Childhood trauma can even impact the developing brain and cause variations in the volume …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Psychotherapy, PTSD

What is Progressive Abstinence

May 17th, 2018 - Read more

When you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs the idea of giving them up completely can be frightening. People often develop substance habits as a type of coping mechanism that helps them deal with the stress of life, their own past trauma or mental illness symptoms that they haven’t addressed. Quitting a substance often …

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Drug Induced Psychosis

March 19th, 2018 - Read more

There is often a close relationship between mental illness and drug abuse in a number of different ways. While many people may begin to abuse drugs to self-medicate a pre-existing mental illness, others may develop mental health problems as a result of their heavy drug use. Certain substances when used recklessly can causes symptoms of …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Psychotherapy

What is Minority Stress?

January 16th, 2018 - Read more

People who are members of a group that is stigmatized by mainstream society may be more vulnerable to psychological distress known as minority stress. This type of issue can occur due to internalizing stigmatization along with having poor social support and in some cases low socioeconomic status. More commonly people experience minority stress in response …

Filed Under: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Negativity, Psychotherapy

What is brainspotting therapy and is it effective?

February 13th, 2017 - Read more

There are many different ways to treat trauma but one relatively new type of therapy that is gaining notoriety is called brainspotting. It is a type of treatment that is designed to help people access, process and overcome the trauma that they have experienced in their life. It also help people process their negative emotions …

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