EMDR intensives offer clients the ability to do a "deep dive" into treatment at an affordable price point.
Staying grounded helps us maintain hope in turbulent times. Maintaining empathy, perspective, staying grounded or mobilizing creates hope.
If you want to prepare for therapy, one of the best things you can do prior to your session is to do some background reading on how trauma manifests and about the therapeutic approach decided upon by you and your therapist.
So much has been said in 2020 about destigmatizing or decolonizing mental health services, but what do we really mean? It's an opportunity to step back and consider how as providers we send subtle and not so subtle messages regarding normalcy.
Racial trauma allows us to look at racism from the valuable perspective of the impact on an individual's physical and mental well-being.
Retreating is a form of wisdom and an act of self-care to feed the soul, body and mind.
Spiritual bypassing is a coping mechanism, intentional or otherwise, that "protects" the ego from anxiety as an elaborate form of denial and avoidance.
Racial gaslighting is just the tip of a number of microaggressions afflicted on Black Americans, people of color and other marginalized groups.
Self-compassion is an import from Buddhist psychology that works well with mindfulness to calm our inner critic.