PTSD is a severe mental disorder that affects nearly 8 million Americans every years. Though about half of the population (60% of men and 50% of women) will experience one form of trauma in their lifetime, a small fraction of those will have severe symptoms that can inhibit daily life and be carried with them for years, even decades. PTSD … Read More
Four Reasons To Try EMDR For PTSD Symptoms
EMDR therapy is at the forefront of PTSD research and treatment. This approach to therapy — which engages the brain using visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation — helps clients to reprocess traumatic memories and release the emotional burden they’ve carried with them for so long. However, this form of treatment is not offered by all therapists. Because it has not … Read More
What It’s Like To Undergo EMDR Therapy
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is gaining recognition quickly in the world of psychotherapy. You may have heard of this therapy option from your local news station, mental health journal, or even in popular media such as Grey’s Anatomy’s “Breathe Again” episode, where a doctor undergoes EMDR to come to terms with a traumatic event. However, T.V. and news … Read More
How Quickly Does EMDR Help Alleviate Symptoms of PTSD?
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an alternative therapy that is rapidly growing in popularity for the treatment of PTSD and other trauma-related disorders. This technologically-enhanced therapy, has shown to improve mental health at faster rates and in more sustainable terms than cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or other forms of treatment. EMDR involves engaging different parts of the brain through … Read More
What Conditions Can EMDR Help With??
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that has proved to work wonders for many of those who have struggled to see improvement through traditional methods. As opposed to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this innovative method uses bilateral eye movements to allow better access to the memory network in the brain. This allows clients to quickly process … Read More
How Do You Know If You Have Depression?
There is a very large difference when it comes to simply feeling depressed and having depression. It is normal to feel down at different times over the course of your life. However, if you find yourself starting to feel a constant sense of hopelessness, you might have depression. Below we are going to let you know some of the most … Read More
How Do You Know If You Have An Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety is a completely normal part of life that we all experience at one point or another. However, you may be wondering, how do I really know if what i’m experiencing is regular old-fashioned anxiety, or an anxiety disorder? Below we are going to let you know about some of the common signs of anxiety disorders. Anxiety Disorder Warning Signs … Read More
Anxiety And The “Fight, Flight, Or Freeze” Response
Most of us have probably already determined if we are prone more to fight, flight, or freeze when it comes to life’s stressful situations. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you might find yourself gravitating to one more than another, or a mixture depending on the specific situation. Below we are going to let you know why your body … Read More
4 Ways Your Physical Health Affects Your Mental Health
There are many benefits to maintaining your physical health. One of these many may not realize, is that it has a great impact on your mental health. By staying active and healthy, you can prevent extra stress and even some disorders. Below are a few ways that your physical and mental health can impact one another. Making Sure To Stay … Read More
Does Your Teenager Have Low Self-Esteem?
Having low self-esteem can occur at any age. However, it can often have a greater impact on younger people and teens. This is because they are still growing and maturing when it comes to their emotions. What may seem small to you as a parent, may have had a huge impact on their mental state. This is why it is … Read More