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    Help for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder or “PTSD” is a complex mental health issue. It is caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic or violent event. Events ranging from natural disasters, car accidents, assaults, and combat can cause PTSD. Veterans and first responders are at risk because of the number and severity of traumatic exposures they face. It is even possible to develop symptoms from hearing about the violent experience suffered by a loved one. People fail to realize that secondary exposure to trauma is often just as disturbing to the mind and body as first hand experience. Not everyone who experiences trauma develops PTSD. It is mitigated by a number of variable including…

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    Beat depression naturally

    Are you looking for a natural way to treat depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems? People ask me why I switched from studying and practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapy to energy psychology and HBLU. The simplest answer is that I saw the improvements it makes in my life and the lives of people close to me. I love psychology. I love what I do and I love to help people. I love to see results that are fast, easy, replicable and permanent. My Journey In 2000 I saw Francine Shapiro give a keynote address about EMDR at the Renfrew Centers annual eating disorder conference. She presented 2 cases and showed video of…

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    Adult attachment and relationships

    The quality of adult relationships hinges on a number of factors including adult attachment. Do you ever look at the couples around you and wonder how they stay together? I’m impressed by couples who seem to navigate life’s ups and downs with grace and commitment to their relationship. A lot of couples aren’t so happy. Many have a difficult time because of outside circumstances or situations of their own making. Relationships are hard because we each bring our own unique perspective and psychology to them. We each believe our perspective is the correct one and we each feel like what we give is more significant than what we get in…

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    Wanna know a secret?

    As a therapist, I spend the majority of my time, listening to people.  I rarely talk.  When I do, clients usually care about what I have to say.  That said, I rarely come under fire for what I think or say.  Writing a blog is different.  Your words are out there (theoretically) for the whole world to judge and criticize or rebuff if they want to.  The internet is an ugly place.  It’s anonymity brings out the worst in people.  I try my best to stay away from social media, most of the time to avoid the animosity that seems to permeate every platform.  But, I really want to write.  I have…