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Easing Mental Anguish With EMDR Therapy

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in EMDR | Comments Off on Easing Mental Anguish With EMDR Therapy

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...

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How To Combat Sex Addiction In Just Three Days

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Sex Addiction | Comments Off on How To Combat Sex Addiction In Just Three Days

How To Combat Sex Addiction In Just Three Days

Sex addiction is a very serious issue, just as any other addiction can be. Like an alcoholic or drug addict, it’s extremely difficult to end the cycle of self-destructive behavior that leads to family breakups, financial hardship, and emotional pain. Naturally, family, friends, partners and likely the individual knows that there is a serious issue that has to reach its breaking point before everything comes crashing down.   Sex addicts should seek out professional help from a counselor certified in Sex Addiction Therapy,  if they want...

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Your Teen Can Seriously Benefit From Therapy

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Teens | Comments Off on Your Teen Can Seriously Benefit From Therapy

Your Teen Can Seriously Benefit From Therapy

Do you have a child who is going through a rough patch in their life? Maybe they’re acting out and causing various issues within the home, school, or extra circulars. Or maybe they’re simply more quiet or out of character than before. If you are a concerned parent, then you’ve likely attempted to talk to them or reprimand them. But, if the problem seems more complex than that, then you should perhaps seek out professional therapy.   Letting a problem continuously grow with your teen can end up causing huge issues. That’s why you...

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How EMDR Therapy Can Help You Heal Your Trauma

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in EMDR | Comments Off on How EMDR Therapy Can Help You Heal Your Trauma

How EMDR Therapy Can Help You Heal Your Trauma

Are you considering enlisting the help of professional therapy? Perhaps, you are experiencing issues related to trauma and distress. And if so, you will want to focus on finding a resolution and healing. EDMR Therapy could be the solution to your problems. With the right counselor, you could be on your way to rebuilding your life.   What is EMDR Therapy?  EMDR stands for “Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing.” The therapy focuses highly on the scientific methods of bilateral stimulation of the brain. Sessions can involve...

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How The Partners Of Sex Addicts Are Negatively Affected

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Sex Addiction | Comments Off on How The Partners Of Sex Addicts Are Negatively Affected

How The Partners Of Sex Addicts Are Negatively Affected

Addiction is not an issue to take lightly. Like any other form of addiction, sex addiction can cause snowballing problems for partners in committed relationships. Imagine the pressure and conflict that would come along from a continued series of negative behaviors that your partner just can’t seem to control. Your deep connection will undoubtedly be challenged with all types of negative behaviors, leading many to suffer from trauma.   Feelings of confusion, betrayal, anger, depression, and fear can all result from severe trauma and are...

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The Role of our Three Brains and the use of EMDR Therapy in Trauma Situations

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in EMDR, Trauma | Comments Off on The Role of our Three Brains and the use of EMDR Therapy in Trauma Situations

Our human brain consists of three different parts: the primal reptilian brain, the amygdala (or emotional brain) and our prefrontal cortex (logical, rational and decision making) part of the brain   Our three brains work together and separately, consciously and unconsciously to keep us alive, help us make decisions, feel emotions and communicate with others. The part of this triune brain that keeps us alive is the Reptilian brain.  The Reptilian brain prompts fight, flight or freeze when faced with a life-threatening or harmful event...

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How does EMDR work?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in EMDR, Intensives, Trauma, Trauma | 0 comments

In an important sense, EMDR is a three-part therapy that deals simultaneously with the past, present and future.  I will guide you to facilitate this healing process. This process includes a technique known as bilateral stimulation, which will be used to activate the brain so that it can begin to process and integrate dysfunctional stored information  – those locked traumatic memories – in a more adaptive way. EMDR is a simple process that creates a powerful effect. It consists of an alternating left-right stimulation of the body and...

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Why EMDR – Healing Emotional Pain

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in EMDR, Intensives, Trauma, Trauma | 0 comments

Whenever something happens and, at the time, you are unable to process the event, you are left feeling distressed, the symptoms stay with you, and will not go away this is considered a “trauma response.” These trauma events can be little traumas “bullying, abandonment, childhood parental deficiencies, etc or big traumas like assault, rape, seeing a loved one killed in front of you, etc.  What we feel and think will reflect our pains and our joy through thought and behavioral patterns. EMDR works with the whole person, both the body and...

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The Emotional Pool of Pain

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in EMDR, Intensives, Trauma, Trauma | 0 comments

Our emotionally painful experiences are unique to each person.  This pool of pain contains the hurt we have accumulated over the years, whether minor or major.  Each person reacts to the intensity of the events differently. Even if you had perfect parents, painful experience happen; you or a loved one becomes ill; a teacher at school yells at you; you are left alone while your parents work; your pet is accidentally killed; your beloved grandparents die; you see major tragedies regularly on the television news. Life is difficult. When we...

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Treating Anxiety Disorders with EMDR

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Anxiety, EMDR, Trauma | 0 comments

Treating Anxiety Disorders with EMDR By Robin Shapiro ‘EMDR Solutions’   Everyone needs anxiety: Anxiety can be an effective early warning that something is awry: that you’ve just left your wallet at the store or that the car ahead of you is swerving erratically.  WATCH OUT! According to Daniel Siegel (2003), our bodies respond to fear-producing symptoms before we can name what’s happening. Our lower brain gets our body ready to move; then our brain tells us what to do. Anxiety can serve as a social control. (When’s the last time...

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