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What the ER Doctor Won’t Tell You About Brain-based Panic Disorder Treatment

What the ER Doctor Won’t Tell You About Brain-based Panic Disorder Treatment

One of the first places a person goes when they are having a panic attack is straight to the ER. Thinking they are having a heart attack, they are desperate for medical intervention. But once they are diagnosed with a panic attack, they are sent away, usually with a prescription for some type of anti-anxiety […]

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Target the Whole-brain to Rewire Anxiety

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Are you reaching the Whole-brain in your work as a psychotherapist? This is the second part of a two part blog, if you are just joining us then please click here to read part one. Emotional pain responses are hardwired into the lower brain regions of all mammals – and fortunately, we’ve had neuroscience breakthroughs […]

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Brain-based Intervention for Anxiety Disorders

Brain-based Intervention for Anxiety Disorders

Why a Neuroplasticity Approach is Best for Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 18.1% of the population every year. In fact, 40 million adults from the ages of 18 to 54 suffer with an anxiety disorder that will last at least 6 months and worsen without […]

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Doing Neuropsychologically-informed Psychotherapy: How to Explain the Whole Brain to Clients

Doing Neuropsychologically-informed Psychotherapy: How to Explain the Whole Brain to Clients

Top, Middle, Bottom: The Primary Areas of the Brain I’d like to give you a new science-based perspective on the multi-level brain regions. I describe them as TOP, MIDDLE, and BOTTOM Brain. This vertical view of brain geography differs from all the information you’ve previously read about the right and left brain or split-in-half brain […]

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How to Avoid Committing Neuroplastic Malpractice in Psychotherapy Sessions

How to Avoid Committing Neuroplastic Malpractice in Psychotherapy Sessions

When you perform psychotherapy, you of course hope to help your clients live happier, more meaningful and functional lives.  When psychotherapy works you’re happier, and more successful in achieving credibility as you did what you set out to do, which is to help someone suffer less. But is that what’s actually happening? Tap into the […]

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Time heals wounds, but how long does it take?

Time heals wounds, but how long does it take?

Article By Lee Breslouer First published on: Headspace website in 2017 “Time heals all wounds” is a cliché. And like many clichés, it sounds plausible even though it’s complicated. The messy reality of those “wounds,” which may result from traumatic events, grief, and heartbreak, is that they can heal over time. They might also heal […]

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Rapid Resolution Therapy For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Rapid Resolution Therapy

Article By Jacqueline M. Hames First Published: August 27, 2010 on the US Army Website Rapid Resolution Therapy Utilized For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious and often hard-to-treat condition. It can affect the lives of Soldiers and their loved ones severely and can interfere with daily life. Finding the right […]

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A Quick Way To Explain The Whole Brain

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Many people speak about the brain as having parts. In fact, it has specific hemispheres and key areas—BOTTOM, MIDDLE, and TOP—that can be targeted to harness neuroplasticity. As a therapist, you want to influence a client’s BOTTOM brain. That’s how you create lasting change. Most psychotherapists use talk therapy, which works with the TOP brain. […]

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What is Neuroplasticity?

What-is-Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity. As a therapist, you need to understand this term especially when conceptualizing problems and planning client interventions. You can use neuroscience in your practice for better results. Understanding neuroplasticity provides the key to creating fast and lasting change for your clients. The concept of rewiring your brain can be seen in the media and […]

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The Exciting Results of My Work with NICABM

I’ve been busy but have not been blogging.  I was just looking at my last post, and it’s been close to two years since I shared the news with you that I had joined my fellow licensed psychologist, Ruth M. Buczynski, PhD, President of The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) […]

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