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Why EMDR is Effective in Treating Trauma

Why EMDR is Effective in Treating Trauma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a therapeutic protocol used in the treatment of mental and emotional trauma. It has been widely praised in the United States and is currently used by agencies such as the American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.Those suffering from PTSD caused...[ read more ]

How Meditation Can Help Manage Symptoms of Trauma

Meditation offers practitioners powerful benefits, yet many people are confused as to what exactly those benefits are. In a nutshell, meditation focuses attention in a deliberate manner, taking you from a state of noisy mental chatter to calm and quiet inner peace. And isn’t that something most of us could use?While meditation has been practiced for thousands of years in...[ read more ]

Understanding Sexual Desire Issues

Sex is a big part of life. Sex sells. Sex is everywhere. From the time we hit puberty until the time we take our last breath, sex is on our mind a LOT!But what do we really understand about sex? Not the mechanics of it, but the WHY of it. What makes us want to have sex?The truth is, there...[ read more ]

How Counseling Can Help You Reach Your Goals in the New Year

If you struggle to set goals, let alone reach them, you are definitely not alone. In fact, it is thought that roughly 92% of the population has found it hard to stick to goals. This constant cycle of trying to set beneficial life or health goals, but never quite reaching them, can ultimately lead to depression.That’s because reaching goals is...[ read more ]

Chiropractic Care for Mental Health: Adjust Your Body and Mind

According to a study on the Mental Health Facts in America, over 40 million adults in this country face a mental health crisis each year. The most widely known mental health issue may be anxiety disorders, but depression is actually the leading cause of disability globally.Among the most common symptoms of depression are:Fatigue or inability to sleepMuscle tension and stiffnessHeadaches...[ read more ]

Fighting Loneliness During Quarantine

Not many of us have ever experienced the kind of isolation that this COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. While quarantine for some has been a welcomed break from the hustle and bustle of life and a chance to spend more quality time with the family, for others it has been an incredibly lonely experience away from coworkers, friends, and those...[ read more ]

Is it Safe to Go Back to In-Person Therapy Sessions?

Just a few short months ago, none of us could have imagined how our lives would change at the onset of the Corona Virus. Now, several months into a global pandemic and resulting global quarantine, the world is slowly starting to open back up.But a lot of people wonder how long it will take before things fully return to normal....[ read more ]

5 Types of Addiction: Causes, Signs, and Symptoms

Addiction comes in many forms, so much so that some of them even manage to slip their way into the mainstream. Addictions to things such as caffeine and fast food often go unnoticed or get excused as the consequence of a busy lifestyle. While those things are generally harmless, some of the same thoughts and feelings that contribute to forming...[ read more ]

5 PTSD Signs and Symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder, otherwise known as PTSD, is well-known, but often misunderstood mental health issue that is more prevalent than many people realize. The psychiatric disorder affects roughly 1 in 11 people in their lifetime and can be overcome with the proper therapies and treatments. However, PTSD can affect a person for years or even decades, should they not take...[ read more ]

5 Realities of Substance Abuse and Addiction in Louisiana

Across the country, deaths from drug overdoses have gone up significantly over the last few years. From 2017 to 2019, deaths per 100,000 people from drug overdoses have increased  by over 4, from 15.0 to 19.2. Louisiana certainly hasn’t been immune to the upswing, as deaths in Louisiana related to drug use have reached 21.3 people per 100,000 as of...[ read more ]

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