Childhood Disrupted – Donna Jackson Nakazawa

This is a great book and I highly recommend reading it. Donna Jackson Nakazawa wrote Childhood Disrupted : How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal and was published in 2015. I wish I had known about this book before as I would suggest any of my clients to read it. The […]

Intermittent Fasting – Can It Help Improve Mental Health?

I wanted to share information on intermittent fasting. There has been a ton of research on intermittent fasting to help improve diet, slow down the aging process, and helping work with inflammation that can cause depression and anxiety. Specifically, the Prolon Fasting Program was written about in a book called The Angel and the Assassin: […]

The Power of Neurofeedback

I have not created a blog post about Neurofeedback in some time and I thought I would provide some resources for you to research if this treatment modality is right for you. I was trained in Neurofeedback by Steve Stockdale, PhD, B.C.I.A. and Joel Lubar, PhD many years ago. I planned to use it with […]

The Trauma Therapist – Podcast

I am sharing this podcast as I thought some of you might find it helpful. The podcast is run by Guy Macpherson, PhD and he also has a newsletter. I hope you enjoy and find the interviews helpful. Here is the link to his podcasts on his website. The Trauma Therapist Project Podcasts This is a […]

Can Psilocybin Help Treat Mental Health?

Many of my clients are interested in using psychedelics as a way to heal deep rooted trauma. There is incredible research coming out from different institutions that have been allowed to use psilocybin for research purposes only. Before the pandemic, I had a chance to see Mathew Johnson, PhD from Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic & […]

Matt Haig – The Midnight Library

Once in a while I will add a book to my blog. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig examines regrets, life choices, and trusting yourself in making the right decision. On one of the first few pages of the book there is this written: Between life and death there is a library, and within that […]

The Angel and the Assassin – Donna Nakazawa

This is a great book and I thought I would share. The full title of the book is The Angel and the Assassin: The tiny brain cell that changed the course of medicine and is written by Donna Jackson Nakazawa. Below I include what is written on the back of the book, and is a good […]

Are Video Games and Screens Addictive?

I grew up in an era where video games did not really exist until I was in elementary and more so in middle school. I remember when we first got an Atari with games like Asteroids, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Missile Command, and Donkey Kong. What children have access to is very different today as compared […]

Does Porn Change Your Brain?

I wanted to provide some links about porn and how some research has found that it changes the brain. As I have written about in previous blogs, the role of dopamine is huge concerning addictions. Dopamine is the feel good chemical in your brain that can create a dependency dependency to just about anything. This […]

Dr. Rachel Yehuda – Research on Intergenerational Trauma

Dr. Rachel Yehuda is a renowned Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and works as the Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has been studying PTSD and intergenerational trauma for years focusing on cortisol levels in holocaust survivors and their children.  I recently listened to a podcast […]