Posts Tagged ‘Trauma’

(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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Healing From Trauma: What Works?

Treatment for Trauma

Trauma: The Importance of Treating Lingering Psychological Wounds If you were born before 1995, you likely have a vivid memory of September 11, 2001. I remember waking up and preparing for classes (I was finishing my undergraduate degree in psychology) when I received a phone call from a friend. She told me to turn on…

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Is “Emotional Baggage” Affecting Your Relationships?

Don't let emotional baggage affect your relationship

I don’t want her to go through what I went through” I often meet with concerned parents (mothers in particular) who fear for their daughter’s emotional stability as they move into high school.  The conversation with me often reveals that the mother had her own struggles in high school, be it grades, social pressures, or…

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