Monday, August 31, 2015

Pursuing Your Dreams! What to Expect!

“The only true success that exists is when we find a way to make a living doing exactly what we want. When you wake up every morning and create your day exactly how you dream it to be, that is success. When your passion and your work are aligned, when you would do your job for free because you like it so much, that is success.” ~ Eric Dubay 

             You will have to step way out of your comfort zone.

                 It will be frightening at times.
        You will not always feel certain about things- and that is okay.

                     Others will think you are crazy- let them!

                 You will feel great being true to yourself!

                   You will come to realize your full potential!

                You will meet other people who think like you! 

               You will learn patience and perseverance!

You will learn the true essence of Faith! “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and the conviction of things not seen.” ~Hebrews 11:1.

             You will wonder why you waited so long to pursue your dreams!

By Diane Gammon M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counselor

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Understanding EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is type of psychotherapy

It can be very effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can occur after experiences such as military combat, physical assault, rape, or other traumatic events.

EMDR can also help with:

It does not rely on talk therapy or medications. Instead, EMDR uses a patient's own rapid, rhythmic eye movements. 

These eye movements dampen the power of emotionally charged memories of past traumatic events.

Your therapist will engage in something such as moving their fingers back and forth in front of your face, have you look at a blinking light, listen to clicking sounds, or even listen to musical tones. While this is taking place, the therapist will have you recall a disturbing event. 

This will include the emotions and body sensations that go along with it. 

Gradually, the therapist will guide you to shift your thoughts to more pleasant ones.

The goal is that your disturbing memories will hopefully become less disabling.


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By Diane Gammon M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counselor

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