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How Can I Get Closure After a Breakup Without Involving My Ex?

July 16, 2021

Amanda Ann Gregory, LCPC, EMDR Certified Relationship closure is the experience of acceptance and resolution once a relationship has ended. Closure is an important experience, but it can be difficult to achieve if one or both partners are unable to participate in interactions that promote closure. There are many factors that determine whether former partners are able to achieve closure together. Here are a few components that need to be present:     Safety. Both partners feel…

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How Can I Meditate When I’m Busy?

July 6, 2021

Amanda Ann Gregory, LCPC, EMDR Certified  Meditation is one of the most popular methods to improve emotional health. Yet, what if you don’t you have the time to meditate? In that case, you need meditations that are fast and simple: meditations that can be done anywhere – not just at home or in a quiet place – but on the train, at work, or waiting in a line at a store.  Here are a few fast and…

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Is EMDR For Me?

April 30, 2021

Hannah Hopper, LPC Maybe you’ve heard of EMDR from a friend, your therapist has referenced it as a treatment to try, or you’ve seen it in a TV show. EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – is a type of therapy that uses bilateral stimulation or eye movements to help clients process and desensitize traumatic events and beliefs. It has quickly gained popularity since it was first developed, and is now one of the leading evidence-based…

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What is the therapeutic value of art therapy during the Pandemic of 2020?

December 1, 2020

By Eve Brownstone, LCPC These images came to me in meditation. I call them Guardians at the Gate.  In meditation, these strong bird-like figures were perched on the gate of a medieval castle. I saw them protecting me and humanity from the Invaders at the Gate: Coronavirus.   Invaders at the Gate I spent time painting first the Guardians at the Gate and the Invaders at the Gate. Then I dialogued with these images. I asked what…

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