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{VIDEO} SARAH W. TESTIMONIAL: A CASE STUDY OF PTSD, NEGATIVE EMOTIONS, AND TRAUMA

After moving cross country to start a new life, Sarah found that her PTSD and Trauma symptoms came flooding back. Her stability was gone. 

She heard of EMDR Therapy and wanted to try it. And after finding the Virtual EMDR Program, she thought it might be ideal for her situation. 

Click on the link to watch the short (4 minute) You Tube video to see her explain how Virtual EMDR helped her get back to living.


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[QUIZ]ADDICTED TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL? OR DO YOU HAVE "PROCESS ADDICTIONS" LIKE VIDEO GAMES, SPENDING, OR LOVE?

Illustration: Astute (Addiction Specialist Institute)

40 million Americans (18% of the American population) abuse or are addicted to nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs. And that doesnt include "process addictions" such as shopping, gambling, work, exercise, sex, love and relationships, technology, online gaming, and so forth.

Try the following addiction self-assessment quiz. For every "yes" answer, you get 1 point. Think of a substance, chemical or activity which you think you might be addicted to, and then begin. 


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DEPRESSION AND SADNESS ARENT THE SAME THING. THIS SHORT TEST WILL HELP YOU DETERMINE WHICH YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH

Depression is very common and serious mental medical condition which affects millions of people. It can lead to emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physical problems and can decrease a person's ability to function at work, at school, and at home.

But are you depressed? Or are you just going through a sad time in your life? This short test from the American Psychiatric Association Depression Test can help you find out.


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THE LINK BETWEEN PANIC, ANXIETY, ISOLATION AND AGORAPHOBIA (SELF-ASSESSMENT TEST INSIDE)

Have you ever been in an extremely crowded room? It’s loud from all the conversations. People bump into you. You’re in the corner fighting for just a bit of personal space. You want to step outside for a bit of fresh air and a quick time out. Maybe you would rather just stay home and be alone? That’s Agoraphobia and its more common than you may think. In fact, research shows that almost half of us have it in one way or another.


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DO YOU HAVE HIDDEN SOCIAL ANXIETY? IT’S MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK. TAKE THIS SHORT TEST AND SEE.

As a student, professor, boss, or worker, we sometimes have to make presentations or talk/perform in front of the people. Also, we meet new people, talk to them and maybe have a meal together. It is normal to feel a bit anxious before these social situations because it would help you to deal with the issues better. However, if all social situations (attending parties, talking to strangers or authority figures, making presentations, maintaining eye contact, dating, using a public restroom, eating/drinking in front of people, and so on)  make you feel very afraid and anxious causing a worse result, then you may experience social anxiety.


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(VIDEO) HOW EMDR THERAPY HELPED ME SWIM WITH GREAT WHITE SHARKS

Before I went through a series of EMDR Therapy Sessions, I was absolutely terrified of flying on a plane. I had not set foot on one in more than 11 years, and just the thought of being onboard while being launched into the sky gave me chest pain.


There’s no way I would get on a plane for a short two-hour domestic flight, much less fly across the entire globe (a grueling 20+ hours) to New Zealand.

But that’s exactly what I did. And it was EMDR Eye Movement Therapy Sessions that helped me get past a series of fears and phobias that were in the way of me living a richer life.


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UNIVERSITY STUDY-EMDR THERAPY KEY TO ADDICTION SOBRIETY

Studies show EMDR Therapy effective in treating addictions and cravings. So why aren’t more people using it yet? 

I found this research article online the other day that shows the results of a scientific study in using EMDR EYE Movement Therapy to treat addictions. A lot of it was a bunch of complicated science jargon, but when you read through it you can see that the researchers had some amazing results in helping people deal with their addiction and mental health problems.

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DEEPAK CHOPRA-4 LIFE LIMITING QUESTIONS TO STOP ASKING YOURSELF

I found an amazing short interview between personal growth guru Deepak Chopra and media giant Oprah Winfrey. In it, Chopra explains how constantly asking yourself these 4 negative questions may be responsible for draining the joy out of your daily life.
 
  1. What's wrong with me?
  2. What's going to happen?
  3. How will I ever get out of this?
  4. Where will the money come from?

Read the article and learn how to stop this. 

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10 WAYS TO BE HAPPIER AND LIVE A BETTER LIFE ACCORDING TO ECKHART TOLLE

Therapy, EMDR sessions, and 12 step groups can produce major changes in your life. They can get you sober, past depression, help you with fears and anxiety, or even help you with your childhood trauma or PTSD symptoms. 

But in the end they cannot always fix everything, nor are they guaranteed to make you start to feel happy. 

Yes, your life will improve in amazing ways if you get sober or if you do some EMDR sessions to help you get past anxiety, low self-esteem, and PTSD.  

But it is how we feel about the day to day things that can also really matter. Are you connected with those close to you? Are you present and experiencing all life has to offer? 

And most importantly, are you genuinely happy?


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3 SHORT MENTAL HEALTH SELF-TESTS IN ONE ARTICLE

Are you depressed? Do you have chronic anxiety? Or do you maybe have PTSD symptoms? The 3 following 10 question mental health self-tests can tell you more than you might think.

Just because a mental health assessment tool is short, does not mean it's not very good. Take the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Test. Like the 3 tests in this article, the ACE Test is also only 10 questions long, but it is considered to be a gold standard in determining how your abusive childhood may have affected your well-being as an adult.

You can take each of the 3 tests below. One helps diagnose depression, the second shows if you struggle with anxiety, and the third test is for symptoms of PTSD and trauma. 

Each one will only take you about a minute. 

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Virtual EMDR Complete, Online EMDR Eye Movement Therapy:

  • - Eliminate Trauma/PTSD
  • - Stop Fear/Anxiety
  • - Shorten Grief After a Loss
  • - End Addictions
  • - Remove Unwanted Emotions