What to Expect from EMDR treatment

What To Expect From EMDR Therapy EMDR treatment is a unique form of psychotherapy in that it is different from “talk therapy” approaches.  It is common to wonder what to expect from EMDR therapy. While it is not required to tell trauma stories multiple times, or expose every detail of a trauma experience, you will…

Is EMDR therapy effective

Is EMDR Effective? EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that is evidenced-based to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and is also commonly used to treat anxiety, depression, fears, or performance challenges.  Evidenced-based means that there have been credible, controlled studies to evaluate the effectiveness. There are over 30 positive, controlled studies to date that confirm…

Feel Better Through EMDR

Everyone will experience a negative event or trauma at some point in their lives.  Some traumas are more difficult to heal from than others. Sometimes, a negative experience can feel as if it is “stuck” in your brain and body, causing you to live that experience over and over.   EMDR stands for Eye Movement…

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EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that is different from other approaches because it is not traditional “talk therapy.”  The focus is to process past events and memories to reduce re-experiencing negative thoughts, feelings, and associations that contribute to current life problems or distress.  It is an evidenced-based treatment to reduce symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder…

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Assertive communication is saying what you mean in a way that displays mutual respect for yourself and others.  This direct and healthy style of communication offers many benefits including: sharing your needs and wants, increased self esteem, ability to say “yes” or “no” to requests, reduced inner conflict, reduced arguing and outer conflict.  This style…

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Communication Styles Some people have a knack for saying what they mean in a direct and confident style of speaking.  These assertive communicators are able to stand up for themselves, express their point of view clearly, and respect the rights of other people and beliefs.  People listen to these speakers and continue to dialogue even…

Learn to sleep with anxiety

Why Can’t I Sleep: Turning Bah-bah to Zzzzz If counting sheep worked, bedrooms everywhere would be covered in sheep wallpaper, hold shelves filled with sheep miniatures, and bedding would come in sheep skin or fur options.  Sensory devices to enhance sleep would feature the sounds and smells of sheep. Meditative guides would lead you through…

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