Brainspotting can treat anxiety, depression, phobias, panic disorder, chronic pain, and impulse control. It is especially effective for processing trauma because it helps clients access the limbic system, where unconscious traumatic memories are stored.
Brenda Denzler, a North Carolina writer, recounts in the online magazine Cure the abject fear that gripped her as she prepared for surgery. “Fear and anxieties so intense that they bordered on hysteria emerged,” writes Denzler. Luckily, the surgery went well and her fears subsided. Then in 2018, she was diagnosed with cancer. “I was… read more
What’s a single practice that’s been credited with reducing anxiety, treating depression, decreasing implicit age and race bias and increasing body satisfaction? Mindfulness.
Mindfulness encourages people to pay attention to the present moment, acknowledging and accepting their thoughts and sensations, without making judgments. It can help to heighten awareness of our emotional, cognitive, and physical experiences.
What do the movies Get Out, Carrie and Donnie Darko have in common? For one, they all fall under the genre of horror/suspense. Additionally, all three feature iconic (and chilling) hypnosis scenes. Perhaps because of movies like these, I previously bought into the idea that hypnosis was an eerie and almost supernatural practice. Yet my… read more
Recently we have had a surge of interest in Mindfulness and Meditation services here at The Viva Center. It seems that people from all kinds of backgrounds and at different stages of healing and self-growth have been hearing about Mindfulness and are eager to learn how they can incorporate it into their everyday lives. And… read more
Knee injuries are infamous for their common occurrence, unpredictable onset, and long recovery process. Especially for those of us who maintain an active lifestyle, favorite activities like running or skiing can end in these debilitating injuries. Even outside of the athletic realm, something as simple as a misstep can put you out of commission for… read more