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Overcoming Generational Trauma

Trauma

Overcoming Generational Trauma

You know you got your hairline from your Dad’s side of the family and your eye color from your mom. You know diabetes runs in your family, as does heart disease and Parkinson’s.But do you know that many families also pass down trauma to their loved ones? So it’s not just our physical makeup and risk of disease that we...[ read more ]

Journaling Therapy

  As kids, many of us told our deepest secrets and our hopes and dreams in our diaries. And then we got older and forgot all about visiting those pages each day.   You may have heard about journaling, which some would say is the adult equivalent of keeping a diary. But journaling can also be a powerful form of...[ read more ]

Somatic Meditation and Mindfulness for Trauma Treatment

While most people will experience challenges and hardship in their life, some people experience trauma. We’re beginning to understand trauma better now and have recognized that trauma is a physiological process that impacts our psychological and emotional wellbeing. When trauma is suppressed, it often leads to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and even PTSD.While talk therapy can effectively...[ read more ]

Dealing with Family Trauma Around the Holidays

The holidays are often a complex time for many people. On the one hand, there is a sense of joy in the air, while on the other hand, sorrow and grief because of either a loss or dysfunctional family dynamic.The following are some ways you can deal with family trauma around the holidays.Have an Escape PlanIt’s important not to isolate...[ read more ]

What is Emotional Incest?

Many of us grew up in households that were dysfunctional, where boundaries between parents and adults were blurred in unhealthy ways. Emotional incest is not of a sexual nature, but it does describe unhealthy emotional interactions between adults and children that are psychologically inappropriate.What this looks like in a real-life is a parent treating their child as a partner, relying...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Social Anxiety after COVID

It has been a very long year. Lockdowns and social distancing have had a profound impact on our hearts and minds. But thankfully, as the vaccines roll out and the country begins to slowly open back up, we are beginning to return to some kind of normal. While many people are jumping for joy with the idea of taking part...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability

We live in a society that rewards those with courage and bravery. We are taught from a young age that it’s good to face our fears, for doing so is often the catalyst for effective and lasting change. And yet, how many of us allow ourselves to be vulnerable? Think of the amount of courage it takes to allow yourself...[ read more ]

Treatment for Social Anxiety

For a year now, most of us have been unhappy with living a life in quarantine, wondering when the world would finally get back to normal. Finally, with vaccines rolling out and most towns and cities reaching herd immunity, society is beginning to open back up. Now, if you are like some Americans, part of you is happy for life...[ read more ]

The Healing Power of Nature

One only needs to read a few lines from poets such as Frost, Wordsworth, and Thoreau to recognize the love for and connection to nature human beings have always had. Nature stirs our souls and imagination and brings beauty to our everyday lives. But it turns out, nature also brings a slew of benefits to our mental and physical health....[ read more ]

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, or EMDR, is a set of standardized protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches. It has been researched extensively and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. What Issues Can EMDR Treat? EMDR is used to treat a variety of mental health issues, including: - Panic attacks - Complicated grief - Dissociative...[ read more ]