Unlocking Healing: Finding the Best EMDR Therapy Near You

By |2024-05-09T02:43:32+00:00May 9th, 2024|

Are you struggling with emotional wounds from past traumatic experiences? If so, you are not alone. Many individuals face difficulties in moving past these traumas and finding healing. Luckily, there is a therapy that can help unlock the healing process: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). In this article, we will explore the power of [...]

Navigating Loss and Trauma: How Therapy Can Help Heal the Wounds

By |2024-02-22T03:15:03+00:00February 22nd, 2024|

Loss and trauma are universal experiences that can profoundly impact our lives, leaving emotional scars that may seem insurmountable. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, a traumatic event, or a major life change, the effects can be devastating and long-lasting. At Illinois Healing Center for Trauma and Addiction, we understand the complex interplay [...]

Healing the Past: Navigating the Journey of Childhood Trauma Recovery

By |2024-01-28T18:57:50+00:00January 28th, 2024|

The Impact of Childhood Trauma The impact of childhood trauma can linger far into adulthood, affecting every aspect of one's life. From relationships to career pursuits, the scars of early experiences can shape our perceptions and behaviors in profound ways. However, while the effects of childhood trauma can be enduring, they are not insurmountable. With [...]

Embrace a Fresh Start: Nurturing Your Well-being at Illinois Healing Center for Trauma and Addiction

By |2024-01-11T04:00:35+00:00January 11th, 2024|

As we bid farewell to the past year and usher in the new, the promise of a fresh start beckons. The beginning of a new year often symbolizes hope, renewal, and the opportunity to create positive change in our lives. At the Illinois Healing Center for Trauma and Addiction, we understand the significance of this [...]

The Role of Healthy Routines: Creating Structure and Stability in the Summer Months

By |2023-07-12T01:03:43+00:00July 12th, 2023|

Maintaining Structure As the summer heats up, looking forward to a change of pace and a break from the usual routines is natural. However, for individuals navigating trauma and addiction recovery, maintaining structure and stability can be crucial for their well-being. This blog post will explore the importance of healthy routines during the summer and [...]

The Role of Family in Trauma and Addiction Recovery: Healing Together

By |2023-06-06T02:47:32+00:00June 6th, 2023|

Recovery from trauma and/or addiction is a difficult journey that requires support, understanding, and a network of caring individuals. Among these individuals, family plays a crucial role in providing a healthy foundation for healing and having a sense of belonging/connection. In fact, according to one study, 82% of people in “remission” of drug and alcohol [...]

Trauma Healing: Overcoming Your Inner Critic

By |2023-05-17T19:59:17+00:00May 17th, 2023|

 The Inner Critic Our thoughts influence our feelings, which in turn influence our behavior. It is normal to believe that negative self-talk, known as the inner critic, will motivate one’s behavior positively. However, the private conversations we have with ourselves can be powerful when it comes to someone’s sense of value and worth, leading to [...]

Sex Addiction: Signs You Should Know

By |2023-04-28T18:22:18+00:00April 28th, 2023|

Could You Be Addicted to Sex? Sex addiction affects millions of people worldwide. It is a complex and often misunderstood malady that can have a profound impact on an individual's life. Sex addiction can have devasting consequences, including broken relationships, financial ruin, and even legal problems. However, despite its prevalence, sex addiction is often stigmatized [...]

Unresolved Trauma and Relationships

By |2023-04-03T23:18:24+00:00March 31st, 2023|

What is Trauma? Traumas are an emotional response to an extreme life event that threatens someone’s physical or psychological survival. Many people develop symptoms due to trauma including physiological reactivity to triggers, panic attacks, chronic anxiety, feelings of anger or numbness, a loss of trust, or addictive behaviors. When trauma goes unresolved, it becomes an [...]

Addiction and ADHD: What You Should Know

By |2023-01-13T16:53:06+00:00January 13th, 2023|

 What is the link between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorders? Many adults with ADHD struggle with addictive behaviors that are often unrecognized and untreated. People with ADHD have an increased risk of alcohol or substance misuse as a way to self-treat or self-medicate, undiagnosed or undertreated symptoms of ADHD, such as [...]

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