Crossroads Counselor Christina Westbrook uses a therapy called EMDR when she works with clients, which helps people heal from emotional distress due to disturbing life experiences. We often assume that particularly severe emotional pain must require a long time to heal. EMDR … [Read more...] about EMDR Offers Hope for Victims of Trauma
Have you noticed how the world feels like it is falling apart at the seams lately? Hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, political turmoil, and even threat of nuclear attack. It just doesn't seem to stop! I called my sister the other day just to talk and the conversation … [Read more...] about Exercise as a Remedy for Worry
What is trauma? When most people think of trauma, they think of things like natural disasters, witnessing or experiencing violence, or the experiences of soldiers in combat, and they would certainly be right. However, trauma can also occur from less obvious experiences, such as … [Read more...] about 3 Signs of Unresolved Trauma: Is This You?
At home you have a routine. It may be sleeping in until noon or eating ice cream every night before bed, but it is your routine. If you are part of a family or team, over time your routines meld together like a musical harmony. Change creates short-term imbalance, disrupting the … [Read more...] about How To Reduce Anxiety In Your Daily Life
Saints and mad men swim in the same water, what drowns the one transforms the other. - Joseph Campbell Life can be difficult and unpredictable. The World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001 catapulted this reality into the collective modern American consciousness, and the … [Read more...] about Resilience: Weathering Hard Times
Where mental illness may be a science, I could argue that mental health is more art. We create our own mental health and we strive for it in as many ways as there are colors on a palette. For me, I am always looking for peace. Serenity speaks health to me. It could be a … [Read more...] about What is Mental Health Anyway?