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PTSD

What is EMDR? My First EMDR Experience

As many of you know, last year I started EMDR therapy to treat my PTSD. When my therapist introduced me to EMDR, I was very skeptical. Despite years of therapy and trying everything, I had never heard of it.…

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Anxiety Mental Health

How I Didn’t Get Better

I was sixteen the first time I went to a psychiatrist. I don’t honestly remember the appointment all that well, but I do remember sitting in the waiting room, getting nervous and thinking I was out of place.  I…

Anxiety

Panic Attacks: Self-Care During the Holidays

Self-care during the holidays seems impossible. Avoiding panic attacks can be counterproductive. Learning to properly care for yourself when you don't know how to deal with family, avoid holiday dieting, and all the other stressors is harder than it…

8 Reminders for the Anxiety-Ridden and Overwhelmed
Anxiety

8 Reminders for the Anxiety-Ridden and Overwhelmed

Life changes sometimes overwhelm me, and lately life changes are more common than things staying the same. In truth, I don’t handle anxiety and overwhelm all that well and I can be kind of prone to it. Usually I…