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Marriage – Separate but Living Together

Living Apart but Together

Why do couples continue to live together even though they are separated or considering divorce? Some couples find that they want ‘space’ from each other and decide to live together (stay in their current home) while they start marriage counseling or wait for the divorce to go through.

This decision is based on many variables. Sometimes the couple can’t decide who should leave the home or they may want their children to remain in their current school district.

Some couples have a sizeable home with a substantial mortgage payment. They decide to share the home… 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

What Are Symptoms of Anxiety and What To Do If You Have Anxiety or a Panic Attack

Anxiety

  • Edginess or restlessness
  • Tiring easily; more fatigued than usual
  • Impaired concentration or feeling as though the mind goes blank
  • Irritability (which may or may not be observable to others)
  • Increased muscle aches or soreness
  • Difficulty sleeping (due to trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, restlessness at night, or unsatisfying sleep)

Panic Attack

  • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  • A feeling of choking
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint
  • Feelings of unreality (derealization) or being detached from oneself (depersonalization)
  • Fear… Continue reading

Fired from your job?

Fired from your job? Without help, many people who have been fired are negatively effected in their functioning at their current job and/or in their personal lives.

Many times, being fired results in feelings of humiliation, fear, and betrayal. Losing a job can leave you lacking confidence, anxious, and depressed if you don’t get help.

Cognitive reframing (which means learning to rethink your conclusions about yourself and focus on your successes rather than on your failures) is a very effective tool.
EMDR therapy is also very effective in lessening the emotional attachment to any ‘traumatic’ events in our life.… Continue reading

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