Tried Everything To Heal Your Traumatic Past? The Flash Technique May Just Be What You Need

The Flash Technique is used to help process difficult memories during Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This technique has been developed within the last 6 years by Dr. Phillip Manfield, PhD, in order to ease processing of traumatic memories. When Do We Use The Flash Technique? You may be having intrusive thoughts that you can’t keep at bay. You might be starting to realize that everyday events are bringing up traumatic memories, resulting in emotional [...]

Ways Neurofeedback Can Help Heal Chemo Brain Fog

You’re not just imagining chemo brain fog! We now know that cancer and its treatment causes changes in your brain. It’s common for you to have a cloudy mind, chemo brain, during and after treatment. Often, your fogginess will fade shortly after chemo ends. But, for many, it lingers for several months to several years or more. Before 2000, doctors thought that chemotherapy medications could not cross the blood-brain barrier. Cognitive problems, therefore, could not be caused [...]

How Neurofeedback Helps With Trauma

Neurofeedback helps with trauma. If you are suffering with the serious long-term consequences of trauma, neurofeedback can help. Trauma can impact your relationships, social life, work life and your emotions. Unresolved trauma can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can impact your mind and body, but especially the brain. Neurofeedback Helps With Trauma From Childhood Wounds Severe childhood abuse, neglect and abandonment, known as developmental trauma, is one of the most difficult mental health [...]

2019-08-14T07:31:13-07:00August 14th, 2019|Neurofeedback, Trauma|0 Comments

Can Emotional Abuse Cause Mental Illness?

Can emotional abuse cause mental illness? Yes it can and let’s start by asking what is emotional abuse. Also, what is mental health and mental illness? Emotional abuse usually starts slowly. Then, before you even know it, you’re hooked into someone who is treating you badly. Over a long period of time, it gets worse and worse. Eventually is wears you down. It really affects how you feel about yourself and how you relate to others. [...]

2019-07-24T07:35:47-07:00July 24th, 2019|Trauma|0 Comments

Date Ideas In Santa Monica For People In Therapy

Working on your relationship doesn’t have to be limited to weekly therapy sessions or serious talks after the kids are in bed. It can also include fun date ideas in Santa Monica! Stepping out on the town with your partner and an attitude of discovery can enrich both your lives and your romance. Therapy takes a lot of energy. It’s a process that brings people closer to their authentic selves by direct contact with some tough [...]

2019-07-16T20:20:33-07:00July 16th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

What Is Healthy Dependency Vs Codependency In A Relationship

Photo by Zackary Drucker as part of Broadly's Gender Spectrum Collection. Credit: The Gender Spectrum Collection. Made available to media outlets via Creative Commons. No derivatives, no commercial use. See guidelines here: It is important to be able to tell the difference between healthy dependency vs codependency. Healthy dependency is called interdependency and helps you be your best self. Codependency happens when you are taking on most of the responsibility for the relationship, [...]

2019-07-03T20:24:52-07:00July 3rd, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

What Is Gaslighting And How To Identify It

What is gaslighting? Are you being gaslighted? Gaslighting is most common in romantic relationships, but it can happen in any kind of relationship where there is a power imbalance. A power imbalance can exist between boss and employee, teacher and student, parent and child, and between husband and wife. You might feel dependent on the other person, and that you need them more than they need you. Then they can try to use your need and [...]

2019-06-26T16:04:09-07:00June 26th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why Relationships Are Hard and Require Commitment To Succeed

When you’re flirting with a potential love interest, you’re dazzled by why relationships are wonderful, not cautioned by why relationships are hard. So what if floating on air and talking all night aren’t sustainable behaviors? Your brain is taking a nice long bubble bath in love hormones, and you couldn’t get out if you tried. By the time you do drag your shriveled self from the water, you may find yourself sworn to a new relationship. [...]

2019-06-17T12:36:19-07:00June 17th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

How Codependency And Low Self Esteem Go Together

If you are codependent, you are most likely having problems with self esteem. You might be wondering how codependency and low self esteem go together. In order to having a strong sense of self esteem, you must feel connected to your core inner self so that you can tune into how to love and care for yourself. Codependency is when your life revolves around someone else, and you lose that vital connection to yourself. What Is [...]

2019-04-29T19:12:44-07:00April 29th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

How Anxiety Affects Your Life In Surprising Ways

Maybe you live with anxiety. Perhaps you have always lived with it and you’re just used to it. But do you really know how anxiety affects your life? Considering how isolating anxiety can be, you may be surprised to know that anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in America. Eighteen percent of the adult population suffers with some form of anxiety. (And that’s just the reported cases.)   The Way Anxiety Manifests [...]

2019-04-09T19:48:24-07:00April 9th, 2019|Anxiety|0 Comments
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