8 Ways to Cope with Distress

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A break up. Death. A bad grade. Breaking something expensive or timeless. A computer crashing. Burning your breakfast when you are running late. Missing an important holiday. Injuring yourself. Your phone dying. Moving to a new home. Not landing a job you applied for. Forgetting your wallet. Divorce. A medical diagnosis. At some point in your life, you will find … Read More

The truth about trauma

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The word trauma is used in our everyday lives to describe highly stressful events. It covers a broad range of situations which fall under the categories of physical injury and emotional and physiological disturbances. The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “an emotional response to a terrible life event,” where the experience overwhelms the individual’s ability to cope. According to … Read More

What is EMDR?

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EMDR

The therapeutic approach that we will focus on this week is a non traditional method which is rising to prominence and has a track record of success. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. EMDR is thought to imitate the psychological state that … Read More