The problems with isolation

The problems with isolation

Human babies need caregivers because they are born helpless.  This first bond between caregiver and baby develops our attachment system, which is linked to our nervous system. We learn as babies and then toddlers how to get our needs met through others.  As we grow...
What is EMDR, and how does it work?

What is EMDR, and how does it work?

EMDR EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  In 1987, Francine Shapiro went for a walk. She noticed that as she was thinking about an upsetting memory, her eyes darted back and forth.  After the spontaneous eye movements, the thoughts seemed to...
The many faces of PTSD

The many faces of PTSD

Johnathon Johnathon was a high functioning hedge fund manager.  He was successful and seemed to be doing well in his life except for in his relationships.  As a child, his father would hit him, and he could never predict when the violence would occur.  Whenever...