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Questions Are Great Brain Boosters – Or Are They? (1 of 3) - PsychCentral.com (blog)

PsychCentral.com (blog)Questions Are Great Brain Boosters – Or Are They? (1 of 3)PsychCentral.com (blog)Questions are great brain boosters. They can energize us to start a new behavior, or to break free and let go of an old one.
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comprehensivetherapyapproach.com - Lorna Christensen, MA, MSW, LCSW

comprehensivetherapyapproach.com - Lorna Christensen, MA, MSW, LCSW | EMDR | Scoop.it

In this website, discover articles and resources related to EMDR and other power therapies, as well as EMDR therapists in Del Mar and San Diego, CA.

I specialize in relationship coaching, and creative development. And for EMDR grads you can earn EMDRIA hours towards Certification, and learn mastermind principals to build your practice- call to find out how

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Prayer May Reshape Your Brain ... And Your Reality

Prayer May Reshape Your Brain ... And Your Reality | EMDR | Scoop.it
Untold hours in meditation may rewrite neural connections in the brain — and how you see the world.

Via Dr. Amy Fuller
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Stages of a Relationship

Stages of a Relationship | EMDR | Scoop.it
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Relationships are all very unique. You may have experienced many different relationships and each of them tasted different from the rest.
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Counselling beats anti-depressants in treating social anxiety disorders

Counselling beats anti-depressants in treating social anxiety disorders | EMDR | Scoop.it
Before using anti-depressants to treat social anxiety, talking therapies provide increased benefits, according to a new research appearing in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Examination of more than 100 trials performed at Oxford University, University College London and John Hopkins University revealed that people suffering from social anxiety to the extent it affected their day-to-day functioning did much better when had access to counseling than when medication was administered to manage their symptoms. The study involved 13,164 participants, with approximately 75 percent receiving medication or a placebo pill, while 25 percents received counseling.

 

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12 ways to teach your children the skill of empathy

12 ways to teach your children the skill of empathy | EMDR | Scoop.it

1. Provide consistent emotional and physical support to your child.

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2. Give your child plenty of physical affection.

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3. Keep in mind that your child is his/her own person with a mind of his/her own.

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4. Role-play with your child.

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5. Intentionally discuss the perspectives of others.

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6. Empathize with your child and then teach your child to problem-solve when he or she experiences negative feelings.

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7. Intentionally point out this fact: When a person looks at someone else’s upsetting situation while that person is in a calm emotional state, it is hard for that calm person to truly understand what the upset person is going through.

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8. Show your own empathy for other people in front of your child.

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9. Talk about the way your child’s feelings affect his or her choices in behavior.

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10. Point out what your child has in common with other people.

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11. Teach your child the pro-social reasons for rules instead of simply threatening punishment.

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12. Teach your child about validation.

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Ask an Expert About E.M.D.R.

Ask an Expert About E.M.D.R. | EMDR | Scoop.it
Dr. Francine Shapiro answers readers’ questions about eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, a psychological therapy increasingly used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Is EMDR the Cure? | The Fix

Is EMDR the Cure? | The Fix | EMDR | Scoop.it
You may doubt that moving your eyes a certain way can treat crippling addictions and repressed memories. But a bevy of doctors and satisfied patients swear otherwise.
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The Best Reporting on Children with Post-Traumatic Stress - ProPublica

The Best Reporting on Children with Post-Traumatic Stress - ProPublica | EMDR | Scoop.it
BBC News
The Best Reporting on Children with Post-Traumatic Stress
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When people think of post-traumatic stress disorder, they often focus on military veterans.
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Kids and PTSD

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The Power of Empathy in Romantic Relationships & How to Enhance It - PsychCentral.com (blog)

The Power of Empathy in Romantic Relationships & How to Enhance It - PsychCentral.com (blog) | EMDR | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog) The Power of Empathy in Romantic Relationships & How to Enhance It PsychCentral.com (blog) She cited John Welwood's definition of love in his book Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: “a potent blend of openness and...
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Empathy can be a breath of fresh air when you hear it from anyone, yet most rich when heard from your loved one. Give some to get some!

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Polly Young-Eisendrath, PHD – Author of the Self-Esteem Trap » The Self-Esteem Trap

Polly Young-Eisendrath, PHD – Author of the Self-Esteem Trap » The Self-Esteem Trap | EMDR | Scoop.it
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great concepts here, and in the author's TED talk (Middlebury)

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3 Views of Relationships as a Spiritual Path - Huffington Post

3 Views of Relationships as a Spiritual Path - Huffington Post | EMDR | Scoop.it
3 Views of Relationships as a Spiritual Path
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"Like life itself, intimacy cannot be commanded or engineered, which explains why relationships can be so maddening.
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Mastering The Struggle Of Midlife Dating - YourTango

Mastering The Struggle Of Midlife Dating - YourTango | EMDR | Scoop.it
Midlife dating no longer has to be a struggle. Dating Coach Sandy Weiner shows you how to find Mr. or Ms. Right by simply sending out emails to your friends.
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How To Think Like a Psychologist: A Free Online Course from Stanford

How To Think Like a Psychologist: A Free Online Course from Stanford | EMDR | Scoop.it
In early January, we brought you a set of 15 tips to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions, straight from The Willpower Instinct, a bestselling book by Dr. Kelly McGonigal.
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EMDR Therapy: From surround-sound technicolor trauma to silent black & white drama

EMDR Therapy: From surround-sound technicolor trauma to silent black & white drama | EMDR | Scoop.it
For those of us having the luxury of watching color television our entire lives, classic black and white movies can be challenging in spite of the fact that many of these films offer a much richer ...

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Toned muscles stop stress chemicals from reaching the brain - Daily Mail

Toned muscles stop stress chemicals from reaching the brain - Daily Mail | EMDR | Scoop.it
Daily Mail
Toned muscles stop stress chemicals from reaching the brain
Daily Mail
We all know that a good workout helps us relax. Now scientists have worked out why. It seems that well-honed muscles stop a stress chemical from reaching the brain.
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Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor in suicide than is often thought.

Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor in suicide than is often thought. | EMDR | Scoop.it
Ten Signs Your a Perfectionist

Professor Flett gives these tell-tale signs of perfectionism:

You can’t stop thinking about a mistake you made.
You are intensely competitive and can’t stand doing worse than others.
You either want to do something “just right” or not at all.
You demand perfection from other people.
You won’t ask for help if asking can be perceived as a flaw or weakness.
You will persist at a task long after other people have quit.
You are a fault-finder who must correct other people when they are wrong.
You are highly aware of other people’s demands and expectations.
You are very self-conscious about making mistakes in front of other people.
* You noticed the error in the title of this list.

 

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Guidelines for a PTSD Mental Health Evaluation | Swords to Plowshares

Guidelines for a PTSD Mental Health Evaluation | Swords to Plowshares | EMDR | Scoop.it
We offer an outline for a comprehensive evaluation by a mental health professional.
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Five Lessons I Learned From Dealing with Depression

Five Lessons I Learned From Dealing with Depression | EMDR | Scoop.it
Depression is a hard topic to talk about. It's an even harder thing to live through. I've lived with depression for more than two decades. After a while, there were a few things I learned about how to get by without giving up.
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SonicDad: 3 Dads Making Projects and Building Relationships | MAKE

SonicDad: 3 Dads Making Projects and Building Relationships | MAKE | EMDR | Scoop.it
While SonicDad is about the cool projects, it's just as much about building relationships as people building things together. This comes from their personal experiences making with their own kids, who range in age from ...
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Want to build better relationships with your kids? Make something together!  It doesn't always have to be a piece of furniture - start somewhere!  Sonicdad.com is a wonderful idea generator; and there are many other projects on this website: makezine.com.

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Let Yourself Be Dazzled: The Power of Art to Lessen Stress - Huffington Post

Let Yourself Be Dazzled: The Power of Art to Lessen Stress - Huffington Post | EMDR | Scoop.it
Let Yourself Be Dazzled: The Power of Art to Lessen Stress
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You know the rush that comes when you witness an artist do something excellent? To be in the presence of skill so great it becomes joy is, well, it's transcendent.
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Art, whether doing it or viewing it, takes you to the present moment, allows your brain to do what it does in meditation, and thereby has all the same benefits. 

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Man's health and attitude important factor in relationships of older couples - (multiple names)

Man's health and attitude important factor in relationships of older couples - (multiple names) | EMDR | Scoop.it
Man's health and attitude important factor in relationships of older couples
(multiple names)
There are several factors that go into making a relationship work and many things can cause a relationship to fall apart.
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How EMDR Can Resolve Traumatic Memories That Formed You.mov - YouTube

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/uPGfMVufYU How EMDR Can Resolve Traumatic Memories That Formed You.mov
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30 Flight Attendants, Pilots, And Airport Staff Share The Best Kept Secrets About Flying

30 Flight Attendants, Pilots, And Airport Staff Share The Best Kept Secrets About Flying | EMDR | Scoop.it
If the plane is being hijacked when the pilot lands they will leave the wing flaps up that slow the plane down, this is to signal the airport that there is something happening in the plane.
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Adult ADHD in Relationships: 6 Tips to Help - Guardian Liberty Voice

Adult ADHD in Relationships: 6 Tips to Help - Guardian Liberty Voice | EMDR | Scoop.it
Guardian Liberty Voice Adult ADHD in Relationships: 6 Tips to Help Guardian Liberty Voice Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be found not only during childhood, but also in adulthood, with the difference that the symptoms change from...
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