If you already practice yoga, you may have experienced some of the benefits it provides for your mental and physical health. If not, you’re in the right place to learn more about it. What many people don’t realize is yoga is far more than stretching and striking poses, it can actually be a powerful way to build physical strength, relieve stress and anxiety and improve your overall mental health and self-esteem. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the top benefits of yoga for addiction recovery, as well as break down a few of the most common types [...]
According to research published by the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, 70 percent of all Americans are on medication. Marking the United States as one of the highest prescription-dependent countries in the world This alarming number has seen a significant rise over the last decade, with now more than 50 percent of all Americans taking at least two prescription medications simultaneously. While taking more than one medication at the same time isn’t in and of itself a bad thing, it can be dangerous if either the healthcare provider or the patient isn’t fully informed about the side effects. GeneSight [...]
You know in the movies, when you’re watching a therapy session, and the patient is asked to follow the therapist’s finger with their eyes? You’ve just seen a version of EMDR therapy in action. This treatment helps people work through various traumas, mental health disorders and other emotionally intense or impactful experiences through a combination of psychotherapy and hypnotic eye movements. We’re going to give you a quick overview of EMDR therapy, what it looks like and the benefits you receive. We’ll then walk you through what life after EMDR can look like. What is EMDR therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization [...]
Have you ever noticed how you sometimes forget significant details about extreme, distressing or traumatic events? Sometimes we can get “stuck” in overwhelmed by these experiences, and that can make it feel as if they’re happening over and over again, in the present. Depending on the nature of the event(s), reliving them can lead to exacerbated symptoms of mental illness and other trauma-rooted disorders we might have developed. One of the ways we can begin to heal from these images, thoughts, emotions and memories is through EMDR therapy. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at EMDR, [...]
Your teenager might require a partial hospitalization program if they begin exhibiting certain signs, such as if they completed a residential treatment plan; are being discharged from an inpatient program; are struggling to develop or maintain daily responsibilities; or have relapsed multiple times.
It seems like a no-brainer that medical and mental health professionals should be using the most current evidence to inform their practice. However, a disappointing number of experts tend to rely on traditional methods rather than the most safe and successful treatment. Evidence-based treatment has been gaining ground to combat practices that may be ineffective and even harmful. What is evidence-based treatment? The term “evidence-based treatment” has been around since the 1980s when it was used to inform clinical interventions with recent publications, according to the journal Neurotherapeutics. The American Psychological Association states that evidence-based treatment, or EBT, in the [...]