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Can Relationships Cause PTSD & What to Do About It

Relationships can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, especially when there is domestic violence.  What is discussed less often is how seemingly ordinary interactions in relationships can trigger, or remind you, of an old trauma, and cause you to be re-traumatized.  Emotional abuse in the form of verbal attacks can also be more subtle, but over a period of time cause PTSD. PTSD from a serious threat(s) The first and probably most obvious criteria for developing [...]

2018-10-17T13:27:35+00:00October 17th, 2018|EMDR, PTSD|0 Comments

What To Do When Your Anxiety Is Debilitating

Anxiety can be debilitating.  It is marked by worry, uneasiness, nervousness, and even terror and hysteria.  There is a fear that something bad will happen, and that you can’t trust the world.  You can even feel you are losing your mind. These feelings can be so crippling that they interfere with your daily life.   Anxiety often affects you physically, as well.  Body sensations can range from butterflies in your stomach, dizziness and weakness, to full-on [...]

2018-10-17T12:35:11+00:00October 17th, 2018|Anxiety|0 Comments

How Depression Hurts Your Relationship? (And What To Do When It Does)

Depression can be caused by many different life events, such as the death of a loved one, work problems, emotional abuse or even an unresolved traumatic event.  Feeling powerless and hopeless in your life, and not being able to resolve it, can be detrimental to your relationship. Sometimes you might not even know what you are feeling down about, and getting to the bottom of it will be crucial to a better future. How can depression [...]

2018-10-17T11:46:02+00:00October 17th, 2018|Depression|0 Comments

Knowing Where Trauma Is Stored In The Body Can Help You Heal… Here’s How

Trauma happens when you cannot rebound from an overwhelming experience. In your mind and heart, this experience is usually perceived to be life-threatening. When we are overwhelmed by a threat, and cannot fight back or get away, we can become traumatized. This is the definition of trauma. It isn't defined by the incident but from the perspective of how we internalized and experienced the event(s). In the past, we used to think of trauma as something [...]

2018-10-04T12:37:15+00:00October 4th, 2018|PTSD|0 Comments

What To Do If Dating Is Too Stressful For You

Dating is often stressful, but in general, having fun with it is key.  If you are really stressed out, that can be a warning sign that you are not dating the right person.  It may also mean that you need to explore some things about yourself that will get down to the root cause of why dating is so stressful. Here are some guidelines that are especially helpful if it feels like dating is too stressful [...]

2018-10-04T12:18:49+00:00October 4th, 2018|Relationships|0 Comments

How Anxiety Affects Sleep & How EMDR Can Help You Sleep Better

More than 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million report sleeping problems occasionally, according to the National Institute of Health. Ever since the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their landmark study in 2013, it has become glaringly obvious that we have a sleep disorder epidemic on our hands that has significant ramifications for our health.   The CDC study says that the minimum number of hours [...]

2018-10-04T11:59:33+00:00October 4th, 2018|Anxiety|0 Comments

How Neurofeedback Can Help You Deal With Depression Without Medication

Depression is a real illness which includes many symptoms, including physical ones. Many people want to heal their symptoms of depression without medication. This plan can, of course, work with the right supports in place. Below you'll find a detailed explanation of what depression is plus how neurofeedback can help. To begin, some people do not feel sadness but feel very irritable instead. If you have been experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms of [...]

2018-07-05T10:31:54+00:00July 5th, 2018|Depression|0 Comments

EMDR Relieves Stress and Disempowerment for Santa Monica Residents

Do you have experiences that are causing you problems in your present life?  Do you have emotions, beliefs, or body sensations that are pushing you in the wrong direction?  Do you have experiences from your recent or long-ago past that made you feel worthless and useless that affected your ability to have a fulfilling and successful life?  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective to relieve [...]

Neurofeedback Therapy Helps Stress of Cancer Treatment

Tig Notaro’s recent diagnosis of cancer has shown how a well-known celebrity deals with cancer: she talks about it.  She has opened up and received support from friends and the world at large.  Not all of us have the ability to receive such widespread support, however, there are equally healthy ways that all people afflicted with cancer can cope and maybe even thrive. Physical symptoms of cancer treatment, usually chemotherapy and radiation therapy are:  fatigue, pain, [...]