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3 Tips for a Neuroplastic Psychotherapy Practice

You’re in the business of helping 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 and do more. But is that what’s actually happening in psychotherapy? Tap into […]

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The only thing we have to fear is…fear itself

Lessons from Franklin D. Roosevelt and Modern Neuroscience America has become a country almost paralyzed by fear.  Worry over contracting the coronavirus has made us anxious to even go to the grocery store. As a psychologist who specializes in the neuroplasticity of the brain, I’d like to share some insights into the emotion of fear […]

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7 Brain-based Tips You Can Use to Help Clients Cope with Uncertainty and FEAR- less

The neuroscience, research and practice of psychotherapy are all aligned to help humans suffer less, but you may see that your clients are experiencing more emotional pain, stress and misery. Here are some tips from neuroscience that will inform a new approach to combat client’s emotional experiences of FEAR and their struggles with Uncertainty. 1. […]

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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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