How Does Pollution Affect the Brain?

Researchers have recently found that pollution not only affects the lungs but it also affects the brain.  We need to be concerned about what we eat and how we take care of our bodies, but we also need to make sure the environment in which we live is not polluted.  In her study, Lilian Calderon-Garciduenas: […]

How Stressed Do You Feel?

Stress is a killer and a life force.  How can you tell the good from the bad, and too little from too much?  Scientists have found that: “Stress, when it’s chronic or repeated, does more than unnerve us; it can make us physically sick.  It dampens the immune system and dries out the digestive tract, […]

The Evidence on EMDR- New York Times

EMDR pioneer, Francine Shapiro, addresses reader questions about the current state of research on EMDR therapy in the New York Times. The Evidence on E.M.D.R. By THE NEW YORK TIMES Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. This week, readers of the Consults blog posed questions about eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or E.M.D.R., a psychological therapy pioneered by Francine Shapiro that uses […]

8 Steps to Stress-Proof Your Day!

8 Steps to Stress-Proof Your Day! Reinterpret A Negative Experience:  Say you leave your headphones in the car when you go to the gym.  Interpret the return trip to the car not as an irritant but as a chance to warm up before you even climb on the treadmill. Give To Someone Else: Do something […]

How Emotionally Resilient Are You?

How emotionally resilient you are?  Take the TEST. How do people emotionally manage crisis in their life, major life changes or situations that arise in everyday life?  Despite having very similar backgrounds, Davidson & Begley found that people respond very differently to the same life experience. “The answer that has emerged from my research is […]

Are You Looking for a Burlington Therapist?

Are You Looking for a Burlington Therapist? Burlington Integrative Therapies offers psychotherapy, and intuitive counseling sessions. Ashley Davis, PhD, LCMHC is a psychotherapist in the state of Vermont and has a private practice in Burlington working with adolescents, adults and families.  She combines her training in psychotherapy and spirituality to bring a unique style to […]

Do We Choose to Be Happy?

Do we choose to be happy?  The authors Foster and Hicks think so.  They traveled the world for over ten years, on the search for happy people.  Geneticists, behavioral researchers, and biochemists all have varying beliefs around our ability to be happy, what causes one person to be happy and not another given similar life […]

Boulder Valley Parent Resource

I came across this magazine and wanted to share it with you.  Please click the link below to download the magazine.  You will find some information that might be of interest to you. Thrive: Parent’s Guide for Boulder Valley School Kids

The Power of EMDR

Researchers are finding that EMDR is not only used with PTSD but with a wide range of other experientially based clinical complaints.  This has been found with Shapiro’s work (2001) and with her colleagues (Solomon & Shapiro, 2008) as they continue to conduct research.  In the following article in the Journal of EMDR Practice and […]

EMDR and Migraines

EMDR is a powerful tool that I integrate into my private practice.  I have used EMDR for single-incident traumas, long-term trauma, car accidents, phobias, panic attacks, depression, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, addictions, and many other issues and symptoms that clients come seeking relief and support.  Sometimes I am astounded at what is shifted and transformed […]