Voluntary slowing down of breath frequency can have psycho-physiological changes in brain-body interaction. When you use certain breathing techniques to slow down your breath, you can tap into your central nervous system and change your psychological status – for example, from being anxious to being calm. Anatomical studies, using fMRI, have shown that by breathing…

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a result of having experienced acute, chronic, or complex trauma. Let’s dive in and deepen our understanding of trauma before we discuss therapy.   Common Sources of Trauma Birth trauma Bullying Community violence Physical and emotional abuse Neglect Parental Separation Injury Medical trauma Substance Use Incarceration Natural disasters Terrorism…

Treat Insomnia Naturally with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Quality sleep is one of the main pillars that make up the foundation of our well-being. Sleep is one of our body’s main sources of energy, as well as the primary timeframe that our body digests stress hormones. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation and insomnia are extremely common among the…

We all know that too often sleep either doesn’t come easily or lasts long enough.  A recent National Sleep Foundation poll found that adults need an average of 7.5 – 8 hours of sleep a night. That sounds lovely, but how often does that happen for you on consecutive nights? ….So many of us are consistently unable to shut…

More and more people seem to be burdened with some sort of mental illness or condition.  The medical industry, where much of the psychotherapy is conducted, seems hooked on palliative ‘solutions’ such as medication and curtailed programs of manualized ‘sausage-machine’-style psychotherapy which assume that every patient is the average patient.  There’s no time to actually…

The end of the school year is around the corner and it is that time of year again – it’s Finals time. Your teenagers are probably very stressed or getting stressed. There is a lot of things going on right now, Junior Prom, Senior Ball and other end of the year activities. As I stated…

Many kids, despite what they say, really enjoy school. They like seeing their friends, their teacher and learning. However, some kids are not as excited and even worried about going to school. Many of these kids were bullied last year and they are afraid of being bullied again this year. Often when a child is…

After a divorce there are still issues to address. One of the major issues is child custody and visitation, especially exchanges for visitations. The issues usually are addressed in the divorce settlement and the Court Mediation report. However, even though the Mediation Agreement attempts to address these issues, there are usually still issues. I have…