Monthly Archives: October 2012

EMDR: training the mind with positive therapy

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When words aren’t enough, EMDR therapy Have you been through years of therapy but still feel as though you are suffering?  Do you have a lot of insight into your issues but feel that talking about it isn’t helping?  If so, EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) might be the right approach for you. EMDR… Read more »

The Many benefits of Mindfulness

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The term Mindfulness comes from Eastern spiritual and religious traditions like Zen Buddhism. It refers to being completely in touch with and aware of the present moment, as well as taking a non-judgmental approach to your inner experience. Simply put, being mindful means knowing what you are doing (and thinking and feeling) in the present… Read more »

What is (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment that can resolve long-standing and recent trauma. During EMDR, the client is asked to hold in mind an image of the trauma, a negative self-cognition, negative emotions, and related physical sensations about the trauma. While doing so, the client is instructed to move his or her… Read more »

What is Addiction

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The process of addiction.. …begins with the use of a substance (alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, etc.) to feel good or at least better, until ultimately we must use it just to feel normal and to function. We lose the ability to feel pleasure except through use of the drug. We start off thinking we will stop… Read more »

Stress: Its Effects and How Therapy Can Help

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There is no question about it… We all experience stress from time to time, but if stress creeps into your life too often or lasts over long periods of time, it can cause serious negative effects on both your physical and mental health.  Over time, stress can affect many crucial parts of your body, including… Read more »

Process of therapy & counseling

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Counselors will use a variety of techniques derived from a variety of theories to work with any given individual. I would like to take a moment and tell you a bit about one of mine. I know that when a client comes through my door, it is important that I do at least three things…. Read more »

Parents, children & technology

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The other day my friend came to me because she found porn on her ten year old daughter’s iPod Touch and she didn’t know what to do. Technology has made life easier, multitasking more convenient, but it has also given children and adolescents access to a greater number of things that they shouldn’t be exposed… Read more »

Child Behavioral Problems: How Family Counseling Can Help

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Too often parents send children with behavioral problems to individual counseling without recognizing the crucial role they play in remedying the problem.  When looking at counseling from a systemic approach, you recognize that children are largely a product of their environments.  As individuals in a family, we all play a role based on the roles… Read more »

Avoidance

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Do you often find yourself staying clear of certain people or places in order to avoid conflict?  Have you ever missed work or not picked up the phone intentionally?  Do you tend to say “yes” to things that you really want to say no to? Avoidance in life is a concept that most people don’t… Read more »