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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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