Which of the following combinations is the correct acronym for one of the most effective, widely-researched trauma therapy approaches? a. REMD b. EMDR (hint: Go with this!) c. MEDR Time heals all, they say. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a rare, shining gem that magically defies time—and hands millions of clients first-class train tickets, placing them on a … [Read more...] about Go with this (Part 1): A Quick Intro to EMDR Therapy
“I’m a perfectionist” – In a culture obsessed with appearance, performance, and productivity, it’s almost inevitable to fall into the trap of perfectionism. Our society tells you the way to be happy is to achieve your goals; earn more money, have a good body, find a romantic partner, get married, have children, buy a house, buy a car, get promoted… Your to-do list may feel like it’s endless. Most … [Read more...] about Perfectionism or Healthy Striving: What’s the Difference?
Even if you aren’t a full-time attention-seeker, being serenaded likely gives you an adrenaline rush and makes you feel wanted, connected to others. When humans bask in either genuine or false positive attention, we often feel worthy—like we’re on top of the world. When others look the other way, however, we likely feel wounded, worthless. These are innate responses rooted in human nature, and, … [Read more...] about “I liked it?”: Unpacking Sexual Coercion and Sexual Trauma Response Misconceptions
Just like women’s, men’s mental health issues are heavily influenced by historical, economical, political, and cultural factors. Emotional suffering or psychological pain is often made worse by keeping the struggles in. This silence almost always creates disconnection in relationships and creates isolation. However, boys and men have often been socialized to figure problems out by themselves, or … [Read more...] about 6 Common Reasons Men Seek Therapy
The art of agreeing to disagree with others with is necessary to maintain healthy relationships with colleagues, neighbors, friends, and that uncle who uses the Thanksgiving dinner table as his opportunity to convert you to his personal ideology - but what happens when the disagreements involve the person closest to you? When partners disagree on topics that get filed under “core values”, it might … [Read more...] about How to Understand One Another When the Stakes are High: Managing Conflicting Values in Relationships
Moms are chronically overworked, like the kind of overworked that if there was a government watchdog agency monitoring us, someone would need to intervene for our wellbeing. The pandemic has only exacerbated this by adding work-from-home, virtual school, childcare uncertainties, and a serious lack of connection with other humans, the ones that fill our cups, make us laugh until our face hurts, and … [Read more...] about Prioritizing Friendships as Moms: 3 Strategies to Fitting in More Time with Friends