EMDR and CBT for Emetophobia Treatment

What is emetophobia? Emetophobia, or vomit phobia, refers to an intense fear of vomiting. People who are emetophobic experience an overwhelming reaction to vomiting or seeing other people vomit. They often worry about becoming sick or that others will find them gross. This phobia is relatively rare, occurring in about .1% of the population; however,…

How to Overcome Negative Thoughts and Feelings

A negative thought refers to a thought that makes you upset. Thoughts can trigger feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness, frustration, guilt, embarrassment, irritation, jealousy, or fear. These feelings then may make you behave in unhelpful ways, such as avoidance, procrastination, or outbursts. This chain of thoughts triggering emotions triggering behaviors originates from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy…

Why Self-Compassion is the Answer for Psychological Suffering

Self-compassion means being loving and accepting towards ourselves despite any perceived flaws or failures. This perspective extends to others as well. Self-compassion encompasses acceptance, self-love, mindfulness, and connections with others. Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, addiction, or any other mental health disorder, using self-compassion can foster significant emotional healing. Certainly, other work will be…

Online EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a widely used and well-researched therapy for trauma, anxiety disorders, and other mental health issues. The premise of EMDR is that traumatic memories can be stored in the memory networks in a dysfunctional manner, leading to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both psychological and physical impacts of…

Health Psychology Interview

I had the privilege of speaking to Patricia Martin as we discussed practical steps to facilitate positive brain changes and improve your well-being using health psychology. We spoke about the following topics: Addressing the mental health stigma Teaching emotional intelligence in childhood How to manage anger using the STOP technique Focus on values to improve…