EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. That’s a mouthful, for sure. It means moving your eyes in a rapid yet rhythmic way while recalling a traumatic event. Doing so helps reduce the intensity of your emotions and sometimes the bodily sensations you associate with that event. The therapist will guide you to shift…

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1. Be Informed and Share the Facts. Explain to your children that COVID-19 is a new disease and that we are still learning about it. Researchers are collecting lots of information so we can understand it better and countries are working together and sharing this information. Then explain the following: We know it is passed…

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App & Print Resources Psychological First Aid Psychological First Aid The PFA Mobile app can assist responders who provide Psychological First Aid (PFA) to adults, families, and children. This app is helpful in that it talks about trauma in all ages and provides helpful education and links.

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EMDR References List of international guidelines and organizations recognizing the effectiveness of EMDR. American Psychiatric Association (2004).   Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines. EMDR is recommended as an effective treatment for trauma. Bleich, A., Kotler, M., Kutz, I., & Shalev,…

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Video Resources Below you will find a list of videos that we have found helpful for our clients. If you have any questions after viewing one or more of these videos, please feel free to contact us. As time allows, more videos will be added. Bruce Lipton – Videos Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally…

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If you feel a shift in your mood as the seasons change, you’re not alone. Many people, whether they have bipolar disorder or not, are affected by the changing of the seasons. You may notice changes in your sleep, activity level, and mood. While the mechanisms by which these changes occur are still being studied, you may adapt your treatment plan to help cope with these transitions.Many individuals with bipolar disorder experience depression during the fall and winter months.

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Our understanding of stress has come a long way over the last couple of decades; arguably much further than the daily practice of stress management for most people.Harmful effects of stress are well documented in scientific literature. High blood pressure, headaches, stomach problems and a compromised immune system are a few examples of what stress can do to us.Employers and policy makers are starting to pay attention. Stressed workers are more likely to be unhealthy, poorly motivated, less

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When someone we love is feeling suicidal, it often creates a lot of distress for us as well. We may worry about what to say, saying the wrong thing, or making things worse. We may feel incredibly uncomfortable talking about the topic and attempt to divert the conversation onto another topic or make light of what our loved one is trying to express. If we feel really uncomfortable sitting with our loved one and listening to what they are trying to express, we may find ourselves too quickly moving…

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In general, bipolar disorder can be defined as a mood disorder with extreme and episodic shifts in a person’s mood and behavior. The mood shifts range from depression to hypomania and mania.Bipolar disorder is defined by subtypes, which include bipolar I, II and mixed episode. Understanding the differences between these subtypes, however, can sometimes be confusing as they tend to share similarities in symptoms.Similarities of Bipolar I and Bipolar II. For instance, depressive episodes for type I…

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