Archives for 2012

Helping Children After a Major Event

After today’s events, I wanted to share this article with you on how to help your children through terrible events. Helping Children Exposed to Shocking Events By Patty Wipfler Here is an overview of some of her main points in her article on what parents should do: “1. Shield them from the media. 2. Offer […]

How to Survive The Holidays

I wanted to share with you two blog posts that were done through staff at The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA).  If you have been a victim of sexual assault or abuse, the holidays can be especially difficult when you end up being in the same event as the person who sexually assaulted or […]

What We Know About the Impact of Bullying

Bullying is linked to long-term problems for children including poor school performance, illness, anxiety, depression, diminished self-confidence, and feelings of isolation.  Charisse Nixon of Penn State University, Erie and Stan Davis, co-leader of the Youth Voice Research Project decided to conduct a survey of more than 13,000 youth in grades 5 through 12.  All of […]

The Verbally Abusive Relationship – Patricia Evens

I recently decided to create a book review section on my website in order to share with you books that I have read.  Included in my review, I will include certain concepts that I find to be helpful and possibly beneficial if you are searching for particular information or answers to your questions.  My first […]

What is Neurofeedback?

What is Neurofeedback? Many people call me or come into my office for a consultation want to know more about Neurofeedback.  Neurofeedback has really evolved over the last ten years.  It is very exciting because with its evolution, more studies are taking place that statistically prove the results researchers are finding when using Neurofeedback with clients […]

“Embracing Children For Who They Are” – Jane Brody

Yesterday I came across a great article in the New York Times written by Jane Brody entitled, Embracing Children For Who They Are.”  In the article she wrote: “The goal of parenting should be to raise children with a healthy self-image and self-esteem, ingredients vital to success in school and life. That means accepting children […]

I’m in recovery and scary memories are coming up. How do I find a professional?

I came across a great piece on Salon’s advice column today and I thought I would share it. A person wrote in concerning needing to find a therapist. He had previously written a letter that was published that suggested that he should first stop drinking. He in fact was able to get sober and then had […]

EMDR: The Research Findings

Research began in 1989 using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing or EMDR for therapeutic purposes through the work of Francine Shapiro. With over 20 years of work, researchers find positive therapeutic results with EMDR with a wide range of populations.  Here is what they have found: “Combat veterans from the Iraq Wars, the Afganistan War, […]

Voices Against Violence Project

I wanted to share with you a website that I found today.  It is called Voices Against Violence.  This is what they are about: Voices Against Violence Project is a forum to share stories, voice opinions and call others to action to prevent and respond to violence and human rights abuses, especially violence that is […]

Does Fructose Affect the Brain?

A recent article in Psychology today discusses problems with fructose in our diets.  Fructose is another variety of sugar that has entered our food supply as a cheap sweetener.  Researchers are finding that too much fructose can affect our brains.  How does fructose affect the brain?  This is what they are finding: Cognitive Problems: “Glucose […]