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What’s Your Kryptonite?

In just over the last decade, superhero movies have become among some of the most popular and even beloved forms of entertainment. What used to be popular comic books for kids and teens has become a movie and television staple. Like stories of Greek and Roman myths, the superheroes are powerful figures that protect, provide and even love us. They are aspirational figures that point us to a noble purpose, even as the villains depict

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Prince Harry and EMDR

I suspect all EMDR therapists in the world want to write Prince Harry a thank you note. I have never been seen such a swell of public interest in EMDR as a powerful technique to allow people to process pain and feel better, enabling them to move forward in their lives with freedom from past burdens, stress and trauma. Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry created the new tv series “The Me You Can’t See,” which

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Japanese Pottery

When something is broken, the first urge may often be to throw it away and quickly call Amazon and replace it with something new. Certainly, some machines and pieces need to be replaced and the game is called. This has implications for us beyond replacing a broken coffee mug as sometimes the world has taught us that broken pieces glued together holds less value. At times, life is difficult for everyone. Trials and tribulations are

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Brainspotting

In sharing the powerful healing experiences my clients were having with EMDR with a colleague and former classmate, she was very intrigued and decided to train and learn EMDR as well. She loved EMDR. Loved it! We often discussed the technique, methods of working with clients and our excitement at the shifts in emotions and behaviors our clients experienced. In time, she heard about a new technique called Brainspotting, which was developed by David Grand,

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EMDR

When I first heard about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), I was having lunch with a good friend who was talking about this new therapy technique that she had begun receiving as a client. She was very excited about it but her description of it was somewhat lacking. She briefly described the technique as based on eye movements and that she held buzzers in her hand sounded…odd and somewhat fraudulent to me. Her happiness in

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