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How Does EMDR Therapy Help People with PTSD and Addiction? 

EMDR is also known as eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing. This specific form of therapy is offered to those who suffer from past trauma or neglect, PTSD, or adjustment issues. They refine the technique of using lateral eye movements to help people process the effects of trauma. During the procedure, the therapist has the individual think…

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What Are the Different Types of PTSD and How Are They Treated?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is categorized as a mental illness, typically developed by people who have suffered some trauma. For PTSD to be diagnosed, the person must have experienced their symptoms for a month at a minimum. The most common symptom is disturbing feelings over the trauma that the person experienced, making a traumatic…

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How to Enhance Resiliency in the Face of Adversity

When a person survives natural disasters, are victims of abuse, or neglect, or face other trials in life, they may struggle for a time to understand the complexities of what happened. Trauma can be a major setback for people. Everyone endures hardship now and then but it is how a person responds that matters. Feeling…

Healing from Trauma and Addiction

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” Traumatic events can lead to substance use as a way to cope with emotional or physical…

Everyone Can Experience Trauma

  We often hear the word trauma used after a catastrophe has occurred, but trauma comes in a  wide variety of forms, and affects people differently. It can be loosely defined as an event or occurrence that’s deeply disturbing or emotionally overwhelming or draining. It can stem from something like a car accident, a cancer…

Mental Health Issues Aren’t A Passing Phase Of Moodiness

  Over 50 million people in America are expected to struggle with a form of mental illness in any given year. Mental illness comes in many forms. There are learning disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychiatric disorders. Mental illnesses come in over 200 different forms and classifications. While symptoms may seem common, some could…

Seeking Safety In Co-Occurring Trauma and Substance Abuse

  Seeking Safety is a counseling model for approaching a dual diagnosis of trauma and substance abuse. Coping with trauma is difficult to do without a well learned skill set full of emotional tools as well as tools for physical self-care. Doing the best they can with what they have at the moment, people who…