Steve Marcus’ Migraine Headache Protocol

Steve Marcus’ Migraine Headache protocol is an effective, medication free protocol which treats migraine headaches swiftly and efficiently. It is a two phase protocol. Phase 1 treats the headache and phase 2 treats the possible trauma/distress behind the the migraine headache ultimately curing your migraine headaches . Medications exacerbate migraine headaches and increase their intensity and frequency. This protocol inhibits negative effects because it is holistic and natural. Learn more: Experimental treatment brings migraine relief without medication Phase 1 of…

Brainspotting and Performance Blocks

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 A Cure for the Yips: Brainspotting and Performance Blocks (by David Grand)

CRM Book Released

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 to modulate its activity in response. The Comprehensive Resource Model argues for a novel therapeutic approach, which uniquely bridges neuroscience…

Healing Trauma: EMDR Patients Share Their Stories

Healing Trauma: EMDR Patients Share Their Stories 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

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: Water Is Medicine

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

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?

Why You Should Think Twice Before Meditating

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 considered to be safe for healthy people. There have been rare reports that meditation could cause or worsen symptoms in…

Doctors, Depression & Drug-free Treatments

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 is often situational but very curable without medication when using effective techniques like EMDR and Brainspotting therapy. EMDR alone is…

Response to NYT Article: Psychology Is Not in Crisis

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 it in any way they choose. That is dangerous. Feldman Barrett is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University. Do…

How Cancer Affects Sexual Intimacy, And How To Fix It

Dissociation, alienation from the body and loss of libido are among the myriad emotions and experiences that are present while living with cancer. While in treatment or remission it is difficult for most, and impossible for some, to maintain healthy sexual relationships. The New York Times sheds light into what these experiences are like for some in their 2013 article, Living With Cancer: Seeking Intimacy. Cancer, along with its treatments, struggles and impact on interpersonal relationships, is itself a trauma….

Chemotherapy Keeps the Brain Disengaged

The mental effects of cancer and cancer treatments last well beyond remission. A fascinating study by the Unviersity of British Columbia was published last week that details how chemotherapy affects the brain’s ability to stay engaged. A normal human brain will engage in a task for awhile before wandering; it splits time between active engagement and wandering. In this study however, researchers found that breast cancer survivors who had undergone chemotherapy tend to stay in the wandering state, and are…

Medicating Women’s Feelings

There was a terrific article in yesterday’s New York Times called Medicating Women’s Feelings by Julie Holland, a NY psychiatrist. She wrote the book Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, The Sleep You’re Missing, The Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy. This is a topic we’ve already discussed here on this blog. Taking psychotropic drugs to medicate emotions is not only ineffective, it is harmful. And treatment is much slower and a longer…

The Importance of Touch to Well-Being

The “right” kind of touch is critical to the emotional, psychological and physical health of every individual…but why? In this interview, David Linden discusses why touch matters, how it helps and hurts, and why some people don’t feel pain at all. If a child is born into a situation where social touch is deprived because there are not enough caregivers around, then that child will develop terrible psychiatric problems, attachment disorders, mood disorders, and also physical problems — problems with…