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All About EMDR

October 24th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

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, PTSD, Pychotherapy, Therapy

Too Scared to Sleep

October 18th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

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, Pychotherapy, Stress

What Does Psychological Trauma Do to the Brain?

September 10th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

People that experience trauma not only suffer from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, they may even have significant changes in their brain. 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 …

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What is Progressive Abstinence

May 17th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

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 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

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, Pychotherapy

What is Minority Stress?

January 16th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

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, Pychotherapy

The Essence of Brainspotting Therapy

November 7th, 2017 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

While we’re careful here not to make bad analogies when it comes to mental health, looking at a treatment plan can feel a little bit like visiting a fusion restaurant and going over the menu choices – a lot of it can sound overwhelming and odd in name, but end up being quite pleasant, or …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, PTSD, Pychotherapy

What is brainspotting therapy and is it effective?

February 13th, 2017 - 2 Comments

There is an up and coming player in the game of mental health treatments. Just like any other rookie in the game, brainspotting is making a name for itself. In fact, it is being seen as quite revolutionary among many mental health professionals who are implementing this technique. Those who may have hit a plateau …

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