Posts by Suzanne Rucker

Panic Attack Treatment

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Panic Attack Treatment

We’ve all heard the phrase “don’t panic” but did you know that many people suffer from panic disorder and are unable to control when panic attacks occur?   A panic attack is frightening but fortunately harmless.  They occur randomly.  They reach their intensity and go away usually on their own. During an attack, the individual experiences an uncomfortable and “fight or flight” feeling of entrapment or loss of control.   Panic attacks can also cause a feeling of impending death or suffocation as well as physical symptoms including chest pain, palpitations, rapid...

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Depression and Aloneness

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Depression and Aloneness

We’ve all been there at some point – experiencing that feeling of loss, helplessness, or sadness that creeps up on us. Sometimes it’s over in a couple of hours. Sometimes it last for days. Often there doesn’t seem to be an explanation as to why it happens, but those who have experienced severe, debilitating depression know that it is real.   It is important that if a person experiences depression over and over, and it’s affecting their emotional well-being, it’s time to seek help. You don’t have to suffer alone.   Find a counselor that you feel comfortable with,...

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Easing Mental Anguish With EMDR Therapy

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Easing Mental Anguish With EMDR Therapy

This therapy focuses on the scientific methods of bilateral stimulation of the brain. It targets the mid brain where trauma is stored in moments of “fight, flight or freeze,” and is a reminder to us that similar situations (or thoughts) could be dangerous. Your brain tries to protect you. EMDR can help control or eliminate your negative thought processes.  You’re one phone call away from relief! Have you been thinking about going to a therapist because of severe trauma or distress in your past? Did you know that even if your trauma happened years ago and you’ve tried counseling...

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You Might Have Needed Couples Therapy 6 Years Ago

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You Might Have Needed Couples Therapy 6 Years Ago

According to pristine research conducted by Dr. John Gottman, the average couple waits six years after problems arise to start couples therapy. Six years? Yes, that’s right. Six whole years of struggle and weight on a couple’s relationship is a lot to carry. So how come people wait so long to seek help?   Fear Of Stigma It is a sad reality that there is still a negative stigma linked to needing assistance with mental health. Many people have a hard time admitting that they need help because they don’t want to come off as “stupid” or “weak.” Specifically with couples...

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Top Tips From Couples Therapists

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Top Tips From Couples Therapists

Many people feel intimidated and scared by the thought of couples therapy. It’s no surprise, since people often feel awkward and uncomfortable when meeting someone new, especially if they’re telling a stranger about their intimate struggles. Naturally, couples will attempt to figure out the problems themselves to either save money or save themselves from embarrassment. If you are someone who chooses to go down that road, then there are some free pieces of advice that couples therapists want you to know.   Going With The Flow Doesn’t Exactly Work Just doing what comes naturally to...

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