Brainspotting and Performance Blocks

Elizabeth Handy

Brainspotting is an effective and comprehensive method for performance improvement and enhancement. Brainspotting targets the precise difficulty and repairs the problem in real time. Musicians can immediately play better following brainspotting and athletes can perform more efficiently. Usually trauma, attitudes of coaches and teachers do affect performance. Brainspotting quickly resolves the obstacles which block performance. Read more on psychotherapynetworker.org: A …

CRM Book Released

Elizabeth Handy

Traditional methods employed in psychotherapy have limited effectiveness when it comes to healing the psychological effects of trauma, in particular, complex trauma. While a client may seem to make significant breakthroughs in understanding their feelings and experiences on a rational level by talking with a therapist, this will make no difference to their post-traumatic symptoms if the midbrain is unable …

Healing Trauma: EMDR Patients Share Their Stories

Elizabeth Handy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

Brainspotting Found the Most Efficacious in Sandy Hook

Elizabeth Handy

The Newtown – Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. recently released findings from its third annual community survey. Brainspotting was found to be the most efficacious of all treatment methods used in Newtown / Sandy Hook.

Blue Mind Rx

Blue Mind Rx: Water Is Medicine

Elizabeth Handy

Blue Mind Rx is a campaign to change the conversation about the true value of healthy, wild waters for good, and for all people. Read all about it on Google Docs

Relief for PTSD with EMDR

Elizabeth Handy

Melody Schreiber writes in The Washington Post about how a woman found relief for PTSD with a different kind of therapy. But does it work?

Think twice before meditating

Why You Should Think Twice Before Meditating

Elizabeth Handy

Meditation is not good for people who have trauma or anxiety disorders as their symptoms are exacerbated by this practice. Every day, articles surface on its benefits, but for many, as pointed out in this article by The Atlantic , meditation can give rise to anxiety and dissociation, particularly in people who have past trauma. The article notes: “Meditation is …

Doctors, Depression & Drug-free Treatments

Doctors, Depression & Drug-free Treatments

Elizabeth Handy

A NYT article entitled Silence Is the Enemy for Doctors Who Have Depression published Thursday January 14, 2016 by Aaron E. Carroll articulates the common occurrence of depression in doctors and they believe there is a stigma so they seldom speak out. Dr. Carroll tells us “I plan to go to a therapist for the rest of my life.” Depression …

Psychology Is Not in Crisis

Response to NYT Article: Psychology Is Not in Crisis

Elizabeth Handy

As a practicing psychotherapist, I am deeply concerned about Barrett’s postulation that psychological science does not need to be replicated or empirically validated. This idea that science can exist for the sake of science, right or wrong, is dubious at best. If science does not need replication and empiric validation, anyone could theoretically say anything, call it science and apply …