Sex & Abuse of Power

Sex & Abuse of  Power 2022 – June 29th – is an incredibly historic day for women and in particular for black women. A famous artist with lots of power is brought down for human trafficking, sex abuse, and child pornography.  R.Kelly  Justice is served.  I have never witnessed anything like this in my lifetime….

EMDR in a Group- Benefits

The benefits of doing EMDR in a group are : Community and friendship Being with peers who have had similar experiences You don’t have to talk about your trauma A private experience in a community The benefit of processing in an intensive format for more than one hour is to release nasty negative emotions and…

Top Three Myths About PTSD

PTSD is a Disorder
FACT Post Trauma is an injury not a disorder
PTSD is everywhere.
FACT There is a greater understanding and awareness about trauma now.
PTSD is untreatable
FACT
EMDR and Exposure therapies work

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

What PTSD is and how it shows up in symptoms and coping strategies.

EMDR Opens A Window To The Brain

Over the past two decades, the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has provided researchers and clinicians with the ability to observe how symptoms develop and can be rapidly treated. Over 20 randomized studies have demonstrated positive treatment effects, and EMDR has been declared an effective trauma treatment by organizations worldwide, including…

Intensive EMDR Heals Operational Stress – Combat Trauma.

There is hope for those who have experienced multiple operational stress injuries. The hope is intensive EMDR treatment, which gives each operational stress injury the attention the injury needs through reprocessing. EMDR follows a ‘past – present – future’ protocol, which, for which comprehensive treatment requires targeting and reprocessing memories that are linked to the…

Limbic System and Window of Tolerance

When our amygdala is lit up in the limbic system of our brain, our ability to see the big picture – disappears. The ‘fight-flight-freeze’ response takes over. We literally suffer from tunnel vision. If we are outside the window of tolerance, (Minton, Ogden et al, 2006) and in hyperarousal, we become irritable, edgy, angry –…

Yoga

Yoga is a powerful way to release trauma held in the body. Research from Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk has shown that participation in yoga on a regular basis can actually be just as helpful as other trauma or PTSD treatments.  I recommend yoga as part of a daily diet in combination with EMDR therapy….

Regulating the Nervous System Through HeartMath – A Game Changer

Heartmath is an incredible website that has contributed wonderful tools to help folks with complex PTSD and other health problems support homeostasis within their nervous system. Not only that, heartmath has now made products that are user-friendly, enhancing a person’s sense of autonomy with being able to regulate anytime anywhere. This handy iPad/iPod device called…