All grief is traumatizing. Whether the death of a loved one is expected (such as a long-term illness) or whether it was out of the blue - losing someone we love forever is one of the hardest things that many of us will have to endure at some point. Grief Grief is the acute pain we feel that … Read more about Why EMDR therapy is the most effective treatment in grief recovery
Experiencing trauma, especially during childhood, significantly increases the risk of health problems including but not limited to chronic lung, heart, and liver disease, depression, sexually transmitted diseases, and alcohol and illicit drug abuse. However, trauma does not only increase the risk … Read more about What are the Six Principles of Trauma-Informed Care?
The very act of putting pen to paper has a therapeutic value. Many suggest that in writing our thoughts down we are acknowledging them and subconsciously making meaning of them. It can help those struggling with distressing or destructive thoughts in forming new and positive … Read more about Creative Writing at Camino Recovery
The term ''boundaries'' often strike feelings of ambivalence because, for many people, the act of boundary setting very often gets viewed as controlling. Silvy Khoucasian said, ''empathy without boundaries is self-destruction .'' When it comes to dealing with toxic people, this couldn't be any … Read more about Why empathy without boundaries is a self-destructive act
EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization reprocessing and is a type of psychotherapy used to treat psychological trauma. The aim of EMDR work seeks to resolve any maladaptive thoughts, beliefs and symptoms associated with traumatic memories and events. Eye movement desensitization … Read more about Why EMDR has become a pioneering treatment for psychological trauma
People with OCD very often get plagued by constant obsessive thoughts that can lead to compulsions such as obsessively worrying about their health, hygiene (which includes rigorous hand washing) and worries about contamination, to name just a few. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Those with … Read more about The flip side of Covid-19: The dramatic rise of OCD in a post-pandemic world
“I am so stressed out!,” “I have too much stress to deal with in my life!,” “I have so much stress I don’t know what to do!” We hear (and say) statements like the above all the time. The word stress is thrown around so much that we may not realise what it really means in different … Read more about Ten Effective Natural Stress Relievers
In the field of mental health, there are plenty of terms used to describe a reaction or sensation to something, mainly when a traumatic or stressful event arises in a person's life. What does dissociation mean? The term ''dissociation'' or ''dissociate'' describes how a person processes a … Read more about What does dissociation mean for those suffering from emotional trauma?