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
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?
The couple met with me almost every week for several months. They leave my office optimistic – even excited – about what their marriage has become and what it will be like in the future. As they leave, the wife turns and says something that has become etched in my memory. “I … [Read more...] about Six “Red Flags” of a Drifting Marriage
Try and remember for a moment the last time you had a rather intense “discussion” with your spouse. Not the kind that lasts for two or three minutes and is soon forgotten, but one that might result in several hours (or perhaps days). When every little comment seems to begin an … [Read more...] about Moving from Anger into Intimacy
Many articles and books have been written on the emotional needs of women. For most men, these emotional needs are confusing, and simply do not make sense. But often women do not realize that their male counterparts also have emotional needs. Men often find it “unmanly” to … [Read more...] about The Way to a Man’s Heart is NOT Through His Stomach
“I can feel it coming on. My heart begins to race. I begin to breathe harder. The irritation is turning into anger. I don’t want to get angry with the person I love . . . . but here it goes . . . again!” Sound familiar? Why is it that we find ourselves moving from … [Read more...] about Take Off the Boxing Gloves!