Posts Tagged ‘Trauma’

Flipping The Switch On Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Have you ever made a “prediction” about how something would go, and had things turn out exactly as planned? Maybe you wake up and think—for no specific reason — today is going to be a bad day. Then it turns out that your coffee is cold, you hit every red light on your way to…

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(Video) Sticky Thoughts Stampeding Through Your Brain!

Let’s Try An Experiment: Whatever You Do, DON’T Think Of A PINK ELEPHANT! How long did you last? My guess is less than 5 seconds. Don’t feel bad. That’s how our brain works. And it’s the same with OBSESSIVE or ruminative THOUGHTS. This week I’m talking about what to do when your brain won’t let…

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Are You An Emotional Hoarder?

Elevate Counseling: Clear out your emotional closet

We recently gave my son’s bedroom a makeover. He had been sleeping for months on a queen-sized mattress. The mattress took up the majority of his bedroom, sitting halfway under his desk. He had an elevated bed accessible by a ladder but refused to sleep on it because the dog couldn’t join him. Cleaning out…

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Traumatic Experiences Change Your Brain. Literally

Elevate Counseling: EMDR For Trauma

Research shows that the brain stores traumatic experiences differently than other memories. Are you easily triggered into negative emotions? Do you KNOW you are overreacting, but you just can’t stop yourself in the moment? I often hear these comments in my counseling office and people are sometimes surprised when I tell them that an earlier,…

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