How Important It Is to Get a Proper PTSD Treatment for Your Child

If you suspect your child is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the importance of getting proper treatment cannot be overstated. PTSD is a serious mental health condition that can have a profound impact on a child’s well-being and development, and addressing it early and effectively is crucial. PTSD can cause significant emotional distress in…

What Is Complex PTSD And What are The Symptoms?

What Is Complex PTSD And What are The Symptoms?

Complex PTSD is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder that develops as a response to a specific type of trauma. Complex PTSD usually develops by experiencing prolonged trauma. The signs or symptoms of both Complex PTSD and PTSD will usually begin within three months after the trauma occurred. The signs and symptoms can last up to years if left untreated.

How to Stop Nightmares
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How to Stop Nightmares

Many people struggle to determine how to stop nightmares because sleep is precious and nightmares can be debilitating, impacting work, relationships and physical health.  You wake up confused, scared or sad, and to top it off, it can be hard to fall back asleep afterwards.  What causes these dreaded sleep interruptions?  The causes can be…

Understanding PTSD Symptoms
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Understanding PTSD Symptoms

The experience of having PTSD symptoms (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) can be overwhelming and frustrating for someone who has experienced a traumatic event.  With PTSD, the feelings of anxiety and depression are compounded by being easily triggered into a panic state, having flashbacks and nightmares, and having intrusive thoughts about the event.  There may even be…

Posttraumatic Growth:  From Surviving to Thriving
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Posttraumatic Growth: From Surviving to Thriving

The pursuit of happiness and thriving is deep-seated in each of us, yet can feel unattainable for some who are struggling to recover from trauma or complex trauma.  There are inspiring stories of triumph and success that make the news every day, and other stories that reside in the quieter spaces, not as obvious to…

What to Look For in an EMDR Therapist
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What to Look For in an EMDR Therapist

EMDR therapy is fast becoming a common therapy in which many therapists are trained.  That said, not all clinicians are correctly using EMDR therapy, which can be ineffective, upsetting or destabilizing for clients. This is unfortunate because there is so much potential for healing that can come from good EMDR therapy, but it can be hard to…