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EMDR Therapy

EMDR is a tool for helping people to stop repetitive patterns (such as addictions, obsessive behaviors, dysfunctional relationships, that are many times related to past trauma).

Treatment for Addictive Eating

Many people feel conflict around the topic of overeating. Unless addressed in therapy, and most effectively with EMDR therapy, this conflict can continue to spin and remain unresolved because conflict is a tug of war. Treatment for Addictive Eating

For example, while eating do you ever feel shame or negative about your body image? Many times, people argue within themselves when tempted to eat unhealthy foods in excess with rationalizations such as:

  • I deserve to reward myself. 
  • I had a stressful day.
  • It’s genetic. 
  • What does it matter? I’ll never lose the weight anyway. 

At the same time, other parts… Continue reading

How to Heal Trauma and Anxiety

Trauma is held within the body. Although trauma can feel deep and overwhelming, there are successful ways to treat trauma and often what is associated anxiety.

Recent neuroscience research shows the best treatment for trauma involves movement. Yoga and breathing are fantastic ways to connect yourself to active healing.

Talk therapy and journaling are  also very effective ways of allowing for compassion and insight into the traumatic event. Some type of movement and inner awareness are essential keys to healing.

Deep feeling comes when you are not talking but being present and aware of… Continue reading

What Do Your Dreams Mean?

What can you learn from your dreams? Dreams allow us to process important information or events that we are working through in our daily life but may not be aware of what the problem or solution is. Dreams bring a deeper awareness to our lives and help us to sort through conflicts or desires that are kept below our conscious thinking during our busy daily lives.

Dreaming is the communication bridge between our conscious and unconscious mind, helping us to create a more full and purposeful life.

Dreams let us play out painful or puzzling emotions or experiences in a… Continue reading

Do You Feel Stuck? Try EMDR Therapy.

Do You Feel Stuck? What is EMDR Therapy and How Can It Help You?

Many times we get into a rut, a repetitive cycle that occurs unconsciously. We find ourselves repeating the same behavior or thought that brings us unhappiness. Although these repetitive cycles serve to protect us in some way, in time they prevent movement toward growth and healthy living.  In order to let go of this dysfunctional cycle you may need more than talk therapy.

EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a very creative and powerful method of reprocessing the repetitive cycles that make you… Continue reading

DID, a Psychological Disorder of Great Intrigue

Have you seen the move Split, the terrifying story of a man with 23 multiple personalities?

According to an article in the Huffington Post, “the plot takes your breath away.” But even as the movie progresses, the viewer gets a glimpse into what it’s like to be a man with an extreme dissociative identity disorder (DID).

Previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), the psychology community has made great strides in understanding how to treat people afflicted with DID.

Tango From Chaos to Creativity by jean Pollack Ph.D.If you enjoyed and were intrigued by Split, my book Tango from Chaos to Creativity: How Multiple Personalities Emerge can share… Continue reading

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