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What is EMDR?

What is EMDR? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This evidenced based practice is a treatment modality which we believe is important for all PASAC therapists to be trained in due to its high success rate when treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). An abbreviated description of PTSD according the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV indicates that the person …

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Mindfulness, Attention, and Choice

Mindfulness, Attention, and Choice Mindfulness: paying attention to the present moment non-judgmentally, as often as you can. Simple but difficult – and why would I want to do this anyway, you ask? The simple answer: choice. The more practice we have at noticing what is happening both around and within us, the better we are able to notice when we …

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Parenting Tips

As a parent you want to give your child a good start in life, nurture and protect them, and ultimately prepare them for eventual independence. There are many things you can do to help them along the way and to help you feel more fulfilled in your role as a caregiver. The following guidelines are meant to help parents identify …

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Making mindful choices to support your wellbeing

  So much of the time we run on autopilot, allowing habit to make our choices for us. Sometimes when driving you may even find yourself at a familiar destination like home when you had meant to go to the market. Your body remembered the way home and your mind was focused on the argument you just had or on …

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Decreasing Holiday Stress

  Light and hope are common themes at the root of many winter holidays. Though winter will remain with us for a time, the winter solstice in December marks the gradual increasing of light after the longest night. Despite this, the holiday season is often a time of increased stress, making it difficult to connect with the experience of light …

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Tips for a Restful Nights Sleep

“Sleep is the best medication” – Dalai Lama Many people have trouble sleeping at times. However, this is more likely to be a problem for individuals following a trauma, such as sexual abuse or sexual assault. Sleep problems following a trauma are often attributed to hyperarousal and safety concerns. The term hyperarousal refers to feeling keyed up, jittery, or always …

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2015 SANE/SART Training

PASAC is hosting an upcoming Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and Sexual Assault Response Team training in Paducah. This training provides a great educational opportunity for nurses, law enforcement officers, advocates, prosecutors, and others committed to providing comprehensive care and services to victims of sexual assault. This year’s Paducah training is scheduled for September 29th-October 2nd, 2015. Who should take this training? …

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Fostering Positive Attachment in Children

The world is changed one child at a time. – Maya Angelou  At PASAC, we provide services to individuals of all ages. As part of the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Center, we are charged with providing services to those children who have experienced sexual abuse. We provide a wide array of services to meet the complex and holistic needs …

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Healing Beyond Words – Why the arts aren’t just for kids

Sadly, most of us grow up believing that art is only for kids or for people who call themselves “Artist” with a capital “A” and whose work hangs in galleries and museums. However, the more we learn about the brain, the more evidence crops up that tells us the arts support healing and recovery from trauma – and not just …

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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone The tides are shifting.  No longer is it taboo to talk about being a victim of sexual violence.  It seems like every time one turns on the television, opens up the internet, or listens to the radio, there’s another story about someone experiencing sexual abuse.  From students at major colleges to celebrity icons to the children …

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