I found an amazing short interview between personal growth guru Deepak Chopra and media giant Oprah Winfrey. In it, Chopra explains how constantly asking yourself these 4 negative questions may be responsible for draining the joy out of your daily life.
Read the article and learn how to stop this.
Studies show EMDR Therapy effective in treating addictions and cravings. So why aren’t more people using it yet?
I found this research article online the other day that shows the results of a scientific study in using EMDR EYE Movement Therapy to treat addictions. A lot of it was a bunch of complicated science jargon, but when you read through it you can see that the researchers had some amazing results in helping people deal with their addiction and mental health problems.
Here are the results-
Therapy, EMDR sessions, and 12 step groups can produce major changes in your life. They can get you sober, past depression, help you with fears and anxiety, or even help you with your childhood trauma or PTSD symptoms.
But in the end they cannot always fix everything, nor are they guaranteed to make you start to feel happy.
Yes, your life will improve in amazing ways if you get sober or if you do some EMDR sessions to help you get past anxiety, low self-esteem, and PTSD.
But it is how we feel about the day to day things that can also really matter. Are you connected with those close to you? Are you present and experiencing all life has to offer?
And most importantly, are you genuinely happy?
Are you depressed? Do you have chronic anxiety? Or do you maybe have PTSD symptoms? The 3 following 10 question mental health self-tests can tell you more than you might think.
Just because a mental health assessment tool is short, does not mean it's not very good. Take the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Test. Like the 3 tests in this article, the ACE Test is also only 10 questions long, but it is considered to be a gold standard in determining how your abusive childhood may have affected your well-being as an adult.
You can take each of the 3 tests below. One helps diagnose depression, the second shows if you struggle with anxiety, and the third test is for symptoms of PTSD and trauma.
Each one will only take you about a minute.
The news is nothing short of heartbreaking-we have just experienced the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Media sources say that the shooter Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire at a crowd of approximately 22,000 people attending a country music concert, killing 58 and injuring more than 500 others from his 32nd floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Paddock was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot after police stormed his room.
What has gone so wrong in our world that some people decide to lash out and execute innocent people?
What’s holding you back from getting well and living the best version of your life? Writing a Mental Health Action Plan can help you figure it out.
If you’re struggling with depression, addictions, PTSD, low self-esteem or other unwanted mental-health problems, are you doing everything you could to get better and have an amazing life?
Honestly, are you doing much of anything?
The honesty and upfront language in this article might upset some people. But it shouldn’t. They’re just words on a screen. I wrote this article to help people, not to harm. I want every person who reads this to be happy, healthy, and have an amazing, fulfilling life.
I am in a lot of online groups. Some are related to what I do for a living, some are about depression or EMDR Eye Movement Therapy or things like neuroscience and mental health. Others are tied to problems I have had in my family like addiction, PTSD, and abuse.
The reason I am in these groups is to read what others have to say about their problems, to learn new things, and also to actively participate by talking about my own difficulties.
And it is in these groups (and frankly it seems in every corner of the internet) that I see the ever-growing problem of people using Trigger Warnings before posting content.
This is a huge problem-here's why.
So the last couple of months have been so incredible that we have to share some of the amazing reviews, recommendations, and testimonials we have been receiving from people who are using the Virtual EMDR Therapy Program.
When people take the time to contact us and tell us how well our program worked for them, it makes all the hard work we put into creating Virtual EMDR worth it.
Were so thankful for the responses!
Scroll through these two lists of Negative and Positive Self-Beliefs. Do you find that you beat yourself up by thinking any of these things far too often? And do you also experience good, life-affirming feelings not nearly often enough?
Unfortunately for people who have depression and low self-esteem, addictions, and other mental health problems, feeling negative about yourself tends to become a day-to-day norm. And just as unfortunately, having an ingrained set of quality, loving positive beliefs can seem pretty foreign.
Normally this is not the kind of topic that I would write about for this wellness and mental health blog, but after watching super-hero Iron Man using brain-modification technology to deal with his past-life traumas, I had to make an exception. What he tries to accomplish through a virtual reality holo-simulation is in so many ways just like EMDR Therapy.