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Anxiety Relief, Brain Science

January 25, 2024

How Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Can Help Anxiety

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (or KAP) is a treatment strategy prescribed in addition to conventional psychotherapy. For many patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression, addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder, ketamine therapies have been life changing. With the right practitioner, KAP can reduce your symptoms of depression, body pain, and even anxiety. But how is […]

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Brain Science, Mindfulness and Wellness, Uncategorized

August 4, 2022

My Anxiety Is Worse At Night

Is your anxiety worse at night? You’re trying to fall asleep, but you’re ruminating. If you’re stressed out during the day, you’re now exhausted and sleep deprived by nighttime, which only further impacts your anxiety. Even when you aren’t actively experiencing a stressful situation, the triggers you experience throughout the day are taxing to your […]

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Brain Science, Neurodivergent, Uncategorized

June 22, 2022

Am I Neurodivergent?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] How can I figure out if I’m neurodivergent? What does it mean to be neurodivergent, and if I am, how does that affect my life? It used to be that conditions like autism, ADHD, or tourette’s syndrome were treated like debilitating illnesses, but our modern understanding of them is more complex. Neurodivergent people are […]

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Art Therapy, Brain Science, Uncategorized

May 25, 2022

Let Go of the Past with Art

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Are you trying to let go of past trauma? Expressing yourself with art can help. When memories from the past resurface, it can be incredibly triggering. These triggers can be detrimental to ourselves and our relationships if we don’t have the right tools to process our emotions and get into the present moment. Making art […]

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Brain Science, Your Journey

April 5, 2022

Your Journey: When It Rains It Pours

We’re all the heroes of our own stories, but the heroes we admire in literature and on the screen find themselves undergoing spiritual and emotional transformations more often than they find themselves using the bathroom. If all of us are heroes, each going on a continuous, limitless, and recursive journey throughout the stages of our […]

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Brain Science, Mindfulness and Wellness

October 12, 2021

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How Does the Self-Aware Mind Operate?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Self-awareness is important to develop on your healing journey, and it is a vital skill to have if you want to have a fulfilling life.  “Self-awareness is the ability to focus on yourself and how your actions, thoughts, or emotions do or don’t align with your internal standards. If you’re highly self-aware, you can objectively […]

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Art Therapy, Brain Science, Uncategorized

September 2, 2020

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Art Therapy Activities for September

In our last article, we talked about the ways art therapy helps your brain. This week, we have compiled a list of art therapy activities you can use this month. These activities are a great way to engage your right brain, lower stress, be fully present, and bring back memory function that may have been […]

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Art Therapy, Brain Science, Creativity and Innovation, Mindfulness and Wellness

June 26, 2020

Healing PTSD with Expressive Arts Therapy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today is National PTSD Awareness Day. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that results from a traumatic event. Those who have PTSD are often triggered by memories of the traumatic event, which causes them to feel as if they are experiencing the event again, accompanied by feelings of intense anxiety/panic, touchiness, and/or disassociation. In order to […]

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Brain Science, Creativity and Innovation

March 17, 2020

How Sleep Improves the Brain

[vc_row el_class=”inside-page-content-area”][vc_column][vc_column_text]     Nothing compares to how refreshing and restoring a full night’s rest is.  Getting good sleep improves the brain and it truly feels as if you have been healed. It is like your brain has expanded its awareness and is regenerating its cells. As a matter of fact, this is exactly what is […]

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Brain Science, Change, Integration

October 5, 2018

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Why I think essential oils are rad! Part I

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was an essential oil skeptic. I thought, “How in the world can smelling something pretty help me emotionally – let alone physically.” I went to one of those parties dead-set not to buy a thing. After trying them, I bought a set. Soon, I was staying up way too late to read about the […]

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