Stress Reduction As a person perpetuates stress and continues to endure excessive tension, he or she may experience an escalating frenzy or become a candidate for stress-related illness. While certain types of stress can be good for you, stress that begins to debilitate or produce depression is completely undesirable. When this happens, it is a…

One of the most common reasons people visit a hypnotherapist is to overcome fears or phobias. Fears are a natural part of life. Everyone fears something such as being robbed or being hurt in an accident. This type of fear is not necessarily bad; as it may prompt someone to take precautions such as locking…

An article in Alive, Canada’s Natural Health and Wellness Magazine, discusses PTSD symptoms and treatment options naming EMDR as the “cornerstone” for the therapist’s work with trauma clients. Simply put, EMDR is one of the most effective treatments for trauma of all kinds such as emotional, physical and sexual abuse, witnessing or being a victim…

Childhood is an important period of time for human beings. Exposure to traumatic experiences during this time can have negative lifetime effects on children’s mental health. While one may think of trauma as any sort of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), neglect (emotional and physical), domestic violence or parental incarceration, researchers have indicated peer/sibling assault, bullying,…

In light of the terrorist attack on London yesterday and the threats against Jewish Community Centers, it makes sense to remind parents how children and teenagers are being impacted. I have been seeing more and more teenagers who are complaining of anxiety and depression. Many of these teenagers are also afraid to go to school…