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Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

January 16th, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

If you have sought therapy over the past few years, chances are you have heard of somatic therapy. Traditionally, we tended to separate physical health and mental health. Even as we knew that chemical imbalances had a huge impact on mental health, therapy stuck mainly to the realm of the mind. Somatic therapies subvert that …

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Cosmetic Surgery and Mental Health

November 21st, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

The rates of cosmetic surgery have skyrocketed within the last couple years. From full body reconstructive surgery to the minimally invasive procedures like facial fillers or noninvasive fat reduction, more people are going under the knife or in some cases the needle. According to Eurekalert.org, there were nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures performed …

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All About EMDR

October 24th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

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 …

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How Does Somatic Therapy Work?

January 11th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

As more evidence accumulates to support the idea that the mind and body are closely connected, health practitioners are embracing different kinds of treatments such as somatic therapy. Doctors now understand that the mental health can play a role in physical well-being and vice versa. Somatic therapy is based on the concept that the body …

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The Trauma of Sexual Assault Discussion is Center Stage

October 9th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

After the powerful testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee, more attention has been drawn to the issues of sexual assault and its impact on victims. Ford asserted that not only was the event itself terrifying but it affected her for the rest of her life in many ways. Her story …

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Can Trauma Affect One Sibling More Than Another?

July 9th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

A traumatic event can have a devastating effect on an entire family and the relationships that they have with one another. The death of a family member, a violent accident, or a life-threatening experience can all have a very painful effect on each member of the family. It is important to remember that every person …

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What Yoga Does to the Mind

June 25th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

Most people think of yoga as good exercise and a healthy activity for the body but accumulating evidence shows that it can also be great for your mind. Yoga promotes a feeling of relaxation and calm that has beneficial effects on every aspect of a person’s health. It is an activity that not only is …

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Necessary Boundaries for a Healthy Counseling Relationship

May 20th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

Boundaries in a counseling relationship are not boundaries you can see, like a white stripe on the highway telling you not to cross over that line to avoid danger. They are invisible boundaries but can be just a dangerous if crossed. To most people, having healthy boundaries in a counseling relationship comes naturally. It makes …

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What is Progressive Abstinence

May 17th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

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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Pranic and Reiki Energy Healing

January 20th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

Alternative therapies can be a positive experience for people who feel that they need to heal from emotional distress or negative energy that is holding them back. There are many different options for healing your body and spirit but some of the practices that are growing in popularity are reiki and pranic healing. Both of …

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