Understanding Group Therapy

By |2022-11-01T17:30:52+00:00September 28th, 2022|

What Is Group Therapy? Group Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time who have gone through similar mental health struggles. During these meetings, a professional therapist helps the client tackle specific or general problems such as a particular mental illness or a source of [...]

Unveiling a New Type of Trauma: Exploring the Deep Wounds of Small “T” Traumas

By |2022-11-01T17:31:03+00:00August 24th, 2022|

What is Small ‘t’ Trauma? Many people have written off the idea that they could have experienced trauma because they have not experienced something as seemingly significant as sexual assault or physical abuse. After all, remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” Turns out that was [...]

EMDR BENEFITS IN HEALING TRAUMA

By |2022-11-01T17:31:13+00:00July 26th, 2022|

What is EMDR Therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a psychotherapy treatment developed by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories or events. EMDR therapy is done through bilateral stimulation, commonly through eye movements, which is used to allow the brain to reprocess and ultimately reinterpret the meaning [...]

WHY TRAUMA AND ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS ARE OFTEN LINKED

By |2022-11-01T17:31:29+00:00June 20th, 2022|

 Addiction:      Addictive behavior and addiction have a variety of origins. They can stem from family history, mental health diagnoses, peer pressure, use of highly addictive substances, and others. An environmental fact that is often linked to addictive behaviors is trauma. An underlying traumatic incident in someone’s life may lead to behaviors associated with [...]

5 STEPS IN THE PROCESS OF HEALING FROM AN ADDICTION

By |2022-11-01T17:30:38+00:00April 26th, 2022|

Healing from Addiction  Addiction is an all-consuming disease that affects each aspect of someone’s life. It takes over control of decision making, but more importantly risks the long-term health of those afflicted. Having an addiction is lonely and without professional help and/or peer support, can be virtually impossible to control. Getting help or treatment for [...]

SHAME IS NOT YOUR NAME

By |2022-04-12T03:55:37+00:00June 7th, 2021|

“Why should I? What’s the point? I’m not capable of doing this. I am just gonna let people down, hurt people, feel terrible about myself. It’s just not worth it.” The cycle of addiction is profound and complex. It is a cycle that contains multiple micro-cycles that spiral and lead to deeper more self-sabotaging micro-cycles. [...]

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