In this page you will find some of the psychoeducational resources I have been sharing with clients and which may be useful to you as well. Kindly scroll down to see whether any of the themes currently explored respond to your interests or curiosity.
This is a page I am gradually building whenever I have some time outside of the office or the classroom and so maybe check it from time to time if you so feel inclined to see what else has been added..
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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy are two of the most effective and safest approaches to treating the harmful effects of traumatic experiences including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Here are some resources to help you understand what’s happening to you when you are experiencing ANXIETY, STRESS, and on how to recognize the physiological responses of stress on the body.
More specifically on the FIGHT, FLIGHT, FREEZE, or even FAINT response and their terribly uncomfortable (disturbing?) manifestations on the body and how to help yourself identify what’s happening to avoid panicking.
Now one of my favourite authors and clinicians (Dr. Kelly McGonigal, health Psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University) on how to think about stress differently…. !
How does change happen in the brain?
Anger often serves as information – such as to announce that our boundaries may have been crossed – and as such anger is incredibly important to keep us safe. However, depending on how it is activated and expressed it may also serve to destroy and devastate and not only important relationships but even our metabolic health. While in therapy we may engage in a number of effective practices to manage anger, the infographic below will serve to illustrate how it operates in the brain and body
Here are excellent resources on the topic of sleep & how adequate sleep supports mental health
GEN Xer / MILLENNIAL seeking therapy?
I have been told I work as well with millennials as I do with gen X clients. But what could be some uniquely “generational” mental health needs? For a bird’s eye view on the topic here is a short popular media article focusing on Millennials’ unique mental health needs & psychotherapy.
A short video on diaphragmatic breathing (or what some of my clients have heard me refer to as “Buddha belly breathing”)
Simple breathing exercises to help manage ANXIETY, stress and PANIC ATTACKS
Progressive muscle relaxation
Body scan (3-minute version) (long version)
BREATHING and how it may affect FEELINGS