EMDR is successful in reprocessing addiction memory (the type of memory that worsens cravings). In one study, chronically alcohol-dependent clients received either traditional addiction treatment or traditional addiction treatment with two EMDR sessions. Clients who received only traditional treatment reported no reduction in cravings, while clients who received the adjunctive EMDR treatment experienced significant reduction.
Did you know that thinking positively about aging can increase your life expectancy by 7.5 years? It’s true—which makes it a total shame that aging has such a negative stigma in our society. Ageism, defined as stereotyping, prejudice, or discrimination against people based on age, has cast an unpleasant shadow over the process of growing… read more
Can you name three ways to keep your body healthy? Chances are, you can rattle off more than three pretty easily: exercise, drink water, get sleep, etc… What about three methods for keeping your brain in shape? This one’s a little harder. Despite the fact that our brain’s health has a direct effect on our… read more
In recent years, scientists have uncovered several connections between running and improved brain functioning. We already know that running is “an excellent means of conditioning the cardiovascular system.” Recently, running has also been associated with positive developments in the mind. These include higher rates of growth, improved emotional control, and enhanced abilities. These aren’t the… read more
We think of sleep as something we do when the day’s work is done—but when we doze off, our brain’s work is just getting started. Take a deeper dive into how the brain improves our health during sleep, and how we can help that process along.