Category: Behavioral Health

PTSD Treatment

Given the prevalence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it is vital to know what forms of treatment have been researched and found to be effective in treating the symptoms associated with PTSD. The American Psychological Association has compiled a list of treatment modalities that are strongly and conditionally recommended in the treatment of PTSD. These … Read More

Inner Critic

The way we talk to ourselves can make or break our day. Authors Rick and Forrest Hanson explain that we all have two inner voices: the inner nurturer and the inner critic, and both serve an important purpose. The problem can arise when these two voices become unbalanced. Unfortunately, for most folks, the inner critic … Read More


A 9-pointed personality system, the Enneagram has roots in ancient mythical traditions.  Some psychotherapists believe that it can be useful in counseling.  In the Enneagram, each personality type is represented by a number, and each personality type has their own core fear and motivations.  Understanding our own Enneagram type, and the types of important people … Read More

Adverse Childhood Experiences

n recent years, researchers and treatment providers have been curious about the connection between early childhood experiences and negative health outcomes later in life. The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study was carried out by Southern California Kaiser Permanente from 1995 to 1997, and showed a correlation between exposure to abuse or neglect in childhood … Read More

Post Traumatic Growth

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a set of symptoms that can occur when someone is exposed to an event that the person feels is life-threatening.  But did you know that exposure to trauma can lead to Post Traumatic Growth? According to researchers  Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun, post traumatic growth can be seen in … Read More

Music Therapy

Music is one of humanity’s oldest ways of communicating; songs can induce feelings of happiness and can help us feel less alone in times of heartache.  According to the Mayo clinic, memories of music are not lost to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, suggesting that they are embedded in vital parts of our brain.  Music has … Read More

The Second Brain

Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach? Before a big speaking event, has your stomach been in knots? Our reactions to certain stimuli can induce a visceral physical response and there’s a good reason. The connection between our emotions is strong enough that some scientists are calling the gut the “second brain.”