|Posted on March 12, 2020 at 11:15 AM|
This message is for all of my past, current, and future clients:
I am here to provide support during this stressful time. I am hoping all of you remain physically healthy during this time. If you decide to increase protection from the virus, here are a few options:
Video counseling is now available. We can use a video service, similar to FaceTime, called Google Duo. Google Duo is private with end-to-end encryption. The connection is excellent, even with limited Wi-Fi. Google Duo ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 26, 2018 at 2:45 PM|
Dissociation is a way to shut down and protect from frightening threats to survival (i.e., a scary parent or a scary experience). Dissociation is created by fear from the past and is manifested in present situations that are frightening reminders of the past. Dissociation is one of the key elements to recognize, understand and correct to fully recover from childhood or adult trauma.
Dissociation is on a continuum. Lower levels of dissociation can be found in personality disorders and ad...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 26, 2018 at 1:55 PM|
Connecting with people and getting your needs met can be a struggle for those with a childhood history of difficulty connecting to a parent or caregiver. Let's look at a few examples. Sometimes a parent is not there for the child some or all of the time. This can be due to an adoption, divorce, parent travel, alcoholism or other substance use. If a parent is not present, the child will not be familiar with openly sharing feelings and getting their needs met. Adults with this childhood assume ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 26, 2018 at 1:35 PM|
When a person goes through a trauma, there is often damage to the psychological structure of a person (ego). A person in a crisis selects only some parts of the self to cope with the trauma. A person facing a trauma will automatically and unconsciously utilize the part of themselves that is most useful to deal wiht the present crisis. After the trauma event, it may feel like a part of themselves got lost along the way. They wonder, "what happened to the old me? I used to do ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 26, 2018 at 1:30 PM|
Most people have experienced trauma in their lives. It is hard to go through life without living through many traumas. Some common examples include an automobile accident, divorce, termination from a job, death of a family member, rape, a serious illness, child abuse.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a well-researched, effective and internationally recommended psychotherapy to resolve traumatic memories. It is based on the theory that a person can not...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 25, 2016 at 3:10 PM|
I’m sorry that your friend has died. I know how close you were. So close that you may feel the emotional and physical pain that your friend experienced. So close that you may feel like a piece of yourself is missing now. I feel sad knowing that you are suffering; which is why I have devoted my life to finding a solution.
Being with a person for as little as 30 minutes links them to you through the Mirror Neuron Network (MNN). The connecting and empathy neurons of the brain are cal...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM|
Revisioning is a unique treatment, unlike any other grief treatment. Revisioning is a powerful catalyst for rapid and profound changes with normal uncomplicated grief as well as very complex, difficult to treat grief. Revisioning improves the range of possible types of grief from simple to Traumatic Bereavement all the way to Persistent, Complex Bereavement Disorder. This treatment is very effective for even the most painful deaths such as Suicide, Homicide, and Death of a Child. U...Read Full Post »