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…

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 healing potential that can come from good EMDR therapy, but it can be hard to…

EMDR Therapy: 3 Great Benefits
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EMDR Therapy: 3 Great Benefits

Panic, anxiety, sadness, nightmares or simply feeling stuck or frustrated in relationships- trauma can create problems that invade many aspects of life.  Although there are numerous forms of therapy that are used to treat PTSD, trauma and anxiety, EMDR therapy stands out as one of the most effective. For many people experiencing these unpleasant feelings or…

EMDR To Reduce Post-Divorce Conflict
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EMDR To Reduce Post-Divorce Conflict

Marital conflict, separation, dissolution and court proceedings can be stressful and even traumatic.  The arguments, verbal attacks, grief and feelings of loss or betrayal can be devastating. The result of that trauma, if not resolved, is often anxiety, overt stress, and resistance to interactions with one’s former spouse that trigger extreme anxiety and defensiveness.  When…