Combat Dread and Anxiety by Combatting Vulnerability to Harm Schema

This post explores Vulnerability to Harm schema, which often plays an integral role in provoking feelings of anxiety and dread in clients with chronic experiences of anxiety. This post provides techniques for retraining the amygdala and overcoming irrational thoughts that provoke and maintain chronic anxiety.

Reactivity Destroys Conversation: Success is in the Approach

This post explores the concept of Amygdala Hijacking, a physiological response to real or perceived threat, which results in loss of memory and impaired cognitive functioning. Amygdala Hijacking prevents productive conversation, impacting relationships negatively, as well is at the root of anxiety, panic disorders, and PTSD.

Pieces of the Past: How Unprocessed Trauma Leads to Dissociation

This post explores dissociation in relation to previous traumatic experiences and provides theory for reintegrating parts of an individual’s experience in order for healing to occur.

The Starting Lineup: Addiction and Change

This post explores the concept of neuroplasticity and how neuroscience impacts additive behaviors. This post offers tips for overcoming addiction by creating new and stronger neuropathways and discontinuing usage of problematic addictive pathways.

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