There are many reasons that may be holding you back from going to therapy. Here are 3 common reasons that might be stopping you. 1. Where do I even begin trying to find a therapist? If you are comfortable, begin by asking your network – your friends – who they might see for therapy and whether […]
Author: Danielle Hulan
1. Going to bed with your phone I know, I know. We all know. “It’s my alarm.” And listen, if you are not noticing sleep disturbances or you are not feeling impacted by your phone in your bed, carry on. You do not have to change this if you do not want to, or are […]
Meditation has become a panacea in the mental health arena, and in some ways, for good reason (web search: benefits of meditation). But for some people, meditating can evoke anxiety, feelings of not being safe, distress or panic. If any of this is you, you are not alone! What can you do if meditation doesn’t feel safe in your mind and body? Let’s talk about 5 ways that you can reap some of the same benefits of meditation without the meditating!
1. Rest A big grand apology to capitalism, as it is very possible that you – like many other mammal species – need more rest and more sleep during the winter season. Tell your employer to call me. In all seriousness, you very likely still have to fulfill your responsibilities irrespective of the season. What […]
EMDR understands that our brain has a natural processing system for processing and adaptively storing memories and experiences – even difficult ones. There are times however where an experience can overwhelm this natural processing system in the moment, and the memory or experience can be stored in a way that is not helpful. It is not helpful to experience disturbing emotions, beliefs, or body sensations about (or connected to) a past experience.