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EMDR Explained

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EMDR therapy is a popular topic in psychology today… why? EMDR is an acronym that’s been showing up nearly everywhere in counseling practices today. Therefore, it’s remarkable because it’s a break from traditional talk therapy. It’s been some time since we’ve seen this kind of philosophical split. The funny thing is, EMDR therapy was first […]

Your Partner’s Phone Addiction: Over-Posting and Scrolling, Scrolling…

Excuse Me for Interrupting… . “Did you even hear what I said?” “Mmmm hmmm.” “I said I am going to break your phone if you look at it one more time.” “Sounds good babe.” Insert fuming husband or wife, “neglected” child or dog, and a whole bunch of relationship and health issues. Phone addiction is […]

Man: Our Prehistoric Communication Cues

art credit: Banksy So much of what we do and how we act is still determined by our primal roots, our prehistoric communication cues. We’ve evolved, sure, but fright or flight remains. Men and women, from the beginning have had different styles of communication. Whether verbal or nonverbal, the ways each gender connects with one […]

The Zeigarnik Effect: Why It Is Important To Repair Breaks In Your Relationships

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The Zeigarnik Effect Psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik published a study in 1927 that looked at how people remember things when they are interrupted during the memory process.  The outcome was the Zeigarnik effect.  The Zeigarnik effect shows that people remember things more when they are not completed than when they are completed.  It has become useful for people […]

Emotions Are Information: Listening To Your Biological Intuition

Some people may think emotions are unreliable. However, when we use emotions to inform the rest of our experience we have much better outcomes. And, in this hyper-cognitive time, connecting to our emotional experience can be something foreign or unfamiliar. WHY EMOTIONS? Have you ever thought about what emotions are? Have you ever wondered why […]

My Current Health Go-To: Kombucha

Kombucha іѕ аn асtіvе thеrареutіс “functional beverage” made bу fermenting tеа аnd sugar wіth thе kоmbuсhа сulturе. Thе еffесt can tаѕtе lіkе ѕоmеthіng bеtwееn ѕраrklіng аррlе сіdеr and сhаmраgnе, dереndіng оn whаt fоrm оf tea уоu apply. It’s nоt whаt уоu’d rесkоn fеrmеntеd tеа tо tаѕtе lіkе. It tastes great if you don’t mind a […]

Window Of Tolerance: How We Can Maintain Our Well-Being

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The best results for helping us change behaviors and become more resilient is in learning how to manage our nervous systems.  Learning how to notice the arousal and calming of our psychobiological systems increases one’s capacity to deal with outside stimuli. As a person’s nervous system learns to regulate the anxious/depressed cycle that many people […]

Feeling Left Out: Social Isolation and the Loss of Community

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Feeling left out and being isolated from others has a major impact on our health and well-being. Yet, though relationships can be painful they are also deeply enriching experiences that make us feel more whole. It is not uncommon in present American culture to find more and more people living alone, feeling left out from […]

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