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On Guard! Three areas hypervigilance can show up in your life.

On Guard! Three areas hypervigilance can show up in your life.

Do you feel on guard all the time – like you’re almost always scanning your environment and the people in it? Unable to relax, overly concerned, hyperaware? Do you notice an increased startle reflex or tension related to previous events and experiences? Do you feel like you […]

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7 Tips for Managing Grief

7 Tips for Managing Grief

Grief is one of the most painful emotions that we can feel and it can show up in more areas and experiences than just with the physical death of a loved one. Grief can present in any area of loss and when we work with it in […]

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Restoring Hope, Reducing Meds, Recovering Joy. New Hope in Therapy.

Restoring Hope, Reducing Meds, Recovering Joy. New Hope in Therapy.

Many people that have received a diagnosis from a psychiatrist lose hope of recovery. All of the stages of loss and grief can show up as the patient tries to accept a mental health diagnosis and whatever prognosis the doctor has offered. In addition, they deal with […]

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Your History of Victories

Your History of Victories

A part of SRT – Self Regulation Therapy is mining for resources. This is your reservoir of victories in your life. Finding those resources and victories of strength and success in your life and talking about them creates a physiological response in the body. This is happening […]

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Supplements for Anxiety and Depression

Supplements for Anxiety and Depression

In addition to the tips in my Supplements for Depression & Anxiety, there are some great recommendations in Dr. Mark Hyman’s The Ultramind Solution  book as well as Dr. Daniel Amen’s Magnificent Mind at Any Age. Highly recommended. As always check with your health practitioner who specializes in […]

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The Problem with the Female ‘Viagra’

The Problem with the Female ‘Viagra’

So the FDA, has approved a female version of the drug Viagra commonly prescribed for men – particularly older men with erectile dysfunction or other, typically age-related, sexual dysfunction. And the issue of male virility is certainly something that has an emotional impact on men and relationships […]

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Be a Beginner…and four other brain health tips

Be a Beginner…and four other brain health tips

Watch the video here: Be a Beginner and 4 other brain health tips Usually once we learn something and become an expert at it, we’re able to bask in that sense of accomplishment and after reaching our goal, we rest. After all, we’re done right? Certainly some people […]

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Do You Know Your Attachment Style?

Do You Know Your Attachment Style?

Many of us in relationships of have heard of The Love Languages, lots that have done serious work in relationships are familiar with Gottman’s work and both books/theories offer the opportunity for couples to gain some insights on themselves and how they are in relationship with others. […]

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How Bad Do You Want It?

How Bad Do You Want It?

How Bad Do You Want This? Health, Wellbeing, Happiness, Fulfillment? How badly do you no longer want to feel the way that you do? Fro anything? Can you do what is uncomfortable to do so you can be happy? On a very small scale I finally made […]

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SRT – Self Regulation Therapy: Article from the Daily Courier

SRT – Self Regulation Therapy: Article from the Daily Courier

I wrote this article in 2010. It’s still the best description and understanding for Self Regulation Therapy (SRT) Sharing it here – cuz it fits nicely 🙂 New hope for trauma clients For more information on how SRT can help your trauma, anxiety, depression and more, email […]

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