Be Smart: Know 4 Ways to Prevent Trauma During Therapy

Have you ever seen a therapist for a traumatic event and left feeling re-traumatized? You had hoped that the symptoms would decrease; instead, they stayed the same or even worsened. One primary way to avoid this is to… Read More


Have you had a traumatic event in the past and now you suspect that it significantly changed how you view what happens today in your life?  Does it seem as though you are: Discouraged because old patterns of… Read More

Does EMDR Work?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is a treatment for PTSD, addictions, and phobias, and was invented by Francine Shapiro, a California psychologist, in the late 80s. In this therapy, a finger or baton is waved rapidly… Read More

Finding the Right Therapist For You

When healing after trauma, choosing the right therapist for you is a hugely important decision. There are some basic factors that are important to cover, such as making sure the counselor is licensed and has a graduate degree… Read More

Mindfulness Meditation to Manage Chronic Conditions

Dealing with chronic health problems is a struggle on a day-to-day basis, especially when you feel the weight of it being a long-term struggle. While healing completely may not be an option, helping patients cope will make that… Read More

What is Journaling?

Keeping a regular journal is a wonderful way to get in touch with yourself and experience yourself and your emotions to the greatest extent. Writing about the positive things leaves you with warm, happy feelings. Writing about difficult… Read More

Mindfulness Practice Helps Adults with Autism

The simple practice of mindfulness meditation has been shown to help adults dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers in Eindhoven, Netherlands, tested 42 people with ASD at the Adult Autism Center. Half were given, on a random… Read More

Mindfulness Meditation Benefits Employees

Can mindfulness meditation ease the stress of multitasking? According to a study published in the May 2012 issue of Graphics Interface, David Levy, Ph.D. and other researchers at the University of Washington say the answer is: yes. The… Read More

Six Free Tools to Kickstart Your Personal Development

Times are tough and it is often expensive to participate in therapy, seminars, or other helpful programs. Here are some great, free, ways to take steps on your journey to personal development. First is journaling; a spiral notebook… Read More

Are You In Contact With the Amazing You?

Trauma can hijack your identity. This article contains a link to a radio show on the topic of reconnecting to the “amazing you” that has been usurped by your traumatic experience. The article also describes a simple meditation… Read More