Defining Trauma: What is Trauma? Have You Experienced It?

How do you define trauma? In this blog, we talk about what trauma is and how to know if you’ve experienced it. Trauma is defined as “a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood disorders defines trauma as “a psychological, emotional response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing.” …

Jayma Jamieson - What is EMDR and How Can It Heal Me

What is EMDR and How Can It Help Me Heal?

What is EMDR & how can it help me? EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. It is a therapy proven to heal people heal from PTSD, traumatic memories, fears, phobias, anxieties, addictions, and relationship difficulties (affairs, divorce, breakups). EMDR is administered by a trained, licensed therapist. What happens to the brain when it’s “stuck” in trauma mode? Many …

What Is Splankna Energy Healing?

Splankna is a Greek word meaning mind/body/spirit. Splankna energy healing is a holistic form of spiritual energy work that heals the mind, body and spirit. The technique consists of using muscle tests to identify what emotions a client is carrying in their body or subconscious (i.e. DNA, cell receptors, brain chemistry, etc.), and any agreements made throughout their lifetime that compromise …

Equal Opportunity Affairs: Infidelity and The Web of Shame

Equal Opportunity Affairs: Infidelity and the Web of Shame. Infidelity & affairs contribute to shame, and the inner critic.The Inner Critic For most of my clients, affairs start innocently enough. They are equal opportunity affairs –These situations happen to both men and women in equal proportions. Many clients tell me, “I can’t believe this happened to me.” These situations often …

The Inner Critic, Perfectionism and Shame

THE INNER CRITIC, SHAME and PERFECTIONISM Perfectionism and shame sometimes take the shape of an Inner Critic. You know that voice? The one inside your head that tells you that “You’re not good enough.” The one that tries to make you do everything perfectly and never make mistakes? The one who insisted that getting a few B’s or C’s in …

Supportive Counseling vs. Going it Solo

COUNSELING & SUPPORT VS. “THE LONE RANGER” Our stubbornly independent “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” culture in the US, can help us grow to be self-sufficient, successful human beings. However, it can also lead to our downfall. “We stumble over our strengths, not our weaknesses.” We aren’t supposed to figure out everything on our own & be a Lone …

How Empaths Heal from Emotional Abuse

An Empath and A Narcissist

Are you an empath?  Do you find yourself in the same types of unhealthy relationships?  Let’s take a look at what’s really going on….. “Give, give, give some more & then give up.”  Does this sound familiar?  Often, empaths stumble on their own strengths.  Kindness, generosity, helpfulness & compassion can become depleting & detrimental to the empath’s emotional health and …

New Year’s De-Resolutions..

It seems to me that the New Year’s Resolutions so eagerly made on January 1st, and quickly forgotten and broken, leaving their owners feeling guilty…..like a failure….something we use to “beat ourself up” instead of the intended, constructive purpose.   If we must make a resolution, how about we reverse the damage, and learn to be okay with our brokenness, …