What Is Self-Care?

What Is Self-Care?

Self-care is a word most of us have used or heard of. It is all about taking care of you- so you can be at your healthiest! By practicing self care it allows you to do your job effectively, focus, put the time and energy into your relationships. By practicing self-care daily you can in…

What is Acute Stress Disorder?

What is Acute Stress Disorder?

A lot of people are familiar with the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Acute stress disorder is the bodies response immediately following a traumatic event. Although the symptoms are very similar between the two, the major difference is that acute stress disorder can last up to one month in duration following the traumatic event, whereas…

Anxiety Attack vs Panic Attack: What’s the difference?

Anxiety Attack vs Panic Attack: What’s the difference?

  I often, when talking about anxiety and panic related symptoms, have people tell me that they have anxiety attacks, not panic attacks. I sometimes will have people ask me if they are the same thing, or what the differences are between the two. This blog post will help you understand what they are and…

What are cognitive distortions?

What are cognitive distortions?

What are cognitive distortions? The APA defines cognitive distortions as “faulty or inaccurate thinking, perception, or belief. An example is overgeneralization. Cognitive distortion is a normal psychological process that can occur in all people to a greater or lesser extent.” Essentially, we all use these thought patterns at some point. However, when you tend to use…

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

What is Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)? Accelerated Resolution Therapy is a newer, evidenced based therapy developed by Laney Rosenweig. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states ART is an effective psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress (PTSD), depression, and personal resilience. It can also be useful to treat anxiety and phobias as well. Accelerated resolution…

What Is Brainspotting?

What Is Brainspotting?

“Where you look affects how you feel” – David Grand Brainspotting is based off the theory that emotions from trauma can become stunk in your body which can lead to both physical and mental aliments. Brainspotting is a newer cutting-edge treatment that focuses on the brain body connection. This type of therapy is known as…