What is neurofeedback?

I consider it important for me to be aware of treatment options available for my clients. Recently, this one specific treatment option has been beeping onto my radar over and over: NEUROFEEDBACK. I first became impressed by Neurofeedback when I saw a little boy struggling with behaviors, tantrums, violent outbursts become calm, and for the first time, in control. Like many others, he had entered treatment and done recommended treatment, sometimes about 40 sessions. Neurofeedback is a … [Read more...]

Helping your child become resilient through success.

Image: the young boy learning to tie his shoes for the first time Or the toddler learning to use the light switch the first time A little girl trying to make the swings go on her own Childhood is full of daily growth for children. Their milestones occur frequently and in a matter of time what was a milestone has become a mastered routine. A child can become more resilient when his success is nurtured. Children and the adults in their life are what make an experience meaningful. Teachers … [Read more...]

OCD disturbing images exposed

One of the common symptoms of OCD have unwanted disturbing images. These are so unwanted that even the fact that were experienced causes significant emotional distress. The content of these images does vary greatly from person to person. In these images, the image may come up often and will be disruptive. Despite the images not being welcome, the patient may worry more and more that these images must mean something; perhaps that they are a future eventuality, or a suppressed past. Disturbing … [Read more...]

Getting the most out of therapy with the help of apps

THANK GOODNESS for technology, amiright?! More recently, I would say, THANK GOODNESS for some of the new therapy apps. You can download amazing resources, many free, that can assist in healing, keep you grounded when away from therapy, and teach you things that perhaps your therapist never knew you needed to hear. I thought I would list a few apps today for all those who are interested in amazing potential that technology has to improve your emotional life.   Headspace- a … [Read more...]

Helping kids through divorce

Unfortunately, despite many people who get married with good intentions there are a great many marriages that do end in divorce. Some stats predict that of all the children born last year, 50% of them will experience their parents divorce by the time they are 18 years old. Those same parents, with the same intentions to protect kids can accidentally make their divorce a great challenge on their children. I think the biggest NO-NO for parents divorcing is to give their child the impression … [Read more...]