Caregiver PTSD (particularly for family caregivers) is a prevalent mental health condition that impacts many people who are caregivers for elderly relatives, terminally ill relatives or other family members. What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition … Read more about Why family caregivers are likely to develop PTSD
“Be where you are; otherwise, you will miss your life.” The Buddha Anyone who has suffered from addiction knows one thing is true: wading through intense thoughts and emotions minute-by-minute is overwhelming and often results in returning to the substance of choice. As a result, addiction is … Read more about The Importance of Mindfulness in the Recovery Process
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
As many people will attest, living with an alcoholic is no easy feat. People who live with alcoholics or those with substance abuse problems get accustomed to specific behaviors. Alcohol use Friends and family members of alcoholics have likely tried everything in the book to get the person … Read more about 5 effective ways to manage your mental health when living with an alcoholic
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 … 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
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 … 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