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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and PTSD. It consists of 8 phases which target past experience, current triggers and future potential challenges. EMDR therapy alleviates current distress and related symptoms connected to disturbing memories.

For more information:

          EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Trauma by Francine Shapiro

          Getting Past your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy by Francine Shapiro

Imaginal Nurturing is ego state work rooted in attachment theory and research and designed to help clients develop a secure self. It addresses needs and difficulties with nurturing, intimacy and autonomy through guided connections with the younger parts of self.

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Mindfulness is “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment.”  It is “an intentional and self-regulated focusing of attention whose purpose is to relax and cam the mind and body”.  Mindfulness is cultivated with various meditative techniques.  Its benefits have been thoroughly researched, most notably by Jon Kabat-Zinn, who developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs that are used in many health settings around the world.

For more information:

          Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

          Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness

Resources for PTSD and Substance Abuse:

Resources on Addiction and Sleep

Alcohol Effects, Addiction Treatment, and Resources

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