Watch an EMDR Session. How Does it Work?

Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprocessing Therapy

There is a real trend amongst holistic drug treatment centers to offer EMDR therapy as a part of an overall addiction recovery program.

EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprocessing therapy, is a still somewhat controversial therapeutic technique that supposedly helps people to cope with the memory of traumatic events. Proponents rave about its efficacy and simplicity, and skeptics just want to see a bit more research data before jumping to firmly on that EMDR bandwagon.

But what is it? What is it supposed to do, and why should you get it done? I could explain, but this short video, produced by a therapist who uses the technique, does a pretty good job of answering these questions while letting you watch the process.

Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprocessing Therapy

There is a real trend amongst holistic drug treatment centers to offer EMDR therapy as a part of an overall addiction recovery program.

EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprocessing therapy, is a still somewhat controversial therapeutic technique that supposedly helps people to cope with the memory of traumatic events. Proponents rave about its efficacy and simplicity, and skeptics just want to see a bit more research data before jumping to firmly on that EMDR bandwagon.

But what is it? What is it supposed to do, and why should you get it done? I could explain, but this short video, produced by a therapist who uses the technique, does a pretty good job of answering these questions while letting you watch the process.

Monday Meditation Video, July 30

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmA-dWdaI5k&w=420&h=315%5D

This week, give yourself 10 minutes a day with this simple meditation.

Every Monday we will post a selected meditation video for you to relax, cleanse and heal – finding guidance for the week from within.

Jonathan Goldman "Crown of Creation" – by Healing Sounds (Please, note that we don’t endorse or condone any religious, philosophical or political views made on external links.)

This week, give yourself 10 minutes a day with this simple meditation.

Every Monday we will post a selected meditation video for you to relax, cleanse and heal – finding guidance for the week from within.

Jonathan Goldman "Crown of Creation" – by Healing Sounds (Please, note that we don’t endorse or condone any religious, philosophical or political views made on external links.)

Bun B Talks About the Syrup That Killed Pimp C (Video)

Listen to Bun B speak openly about lean, the drug that killed his business partner Pimp C, and a drug that he and Pimp C, along with Three 6 Mafia, took to national awareness in the breakthrough hit – "Sippin on Some Syrup".

 

Listen to Bun B speak openly about lean, the drug that killed his business partner Pimp C, and a drug that he and Pimp C, along with Three 6 Mafia, took to national awareness in the breakthrough hit – "Sippin on Some Syrup".

 

The Marlboro Man is LYING!!! (on Video)

Tobacco companies spend 26 million dollars a day on ads – which they say have no effect on convincing new smokers to pick up the habit…

Alcohol ads cost the industry 3 billion dollars per year – the majority targeted at young drinkers. Why do 80% of beer company websites use cartoons and rock star promotions, while only 10% of wine websites do…? Could it be that brewers are after that 5 billion dollar a year underage college binge drinking market?

Interesting facts from a thought provoking short video piece that discusses how alcohol and tobacco advertising has educated generations of Americans on the 2 most widely used drugs.

You’ll never look at the Marlboro Man the same way again.

6 minutes well spent.

 

Tobacco companies spend 26 million dollars a day on ads – which they say have no effect on convincing new smokers to pick up the habit…

Alcohol ads cost the industry 3 billion dollars per year – the majority targeted at young drinkers. Why do 80% of beer company websites use cartoons and rock star promotions, while only 10% of wine websites do…? Could it be that brewers are after that 5 billion dollar a year underage college binge drinking market?

Interesting facts from a thought provoking short video piece that discusses how alcohol and tobacco advertising has educated generations of Americans on the 2 most widely used drugs.

You’ll never look at the Marlboro Man the same way again.

6 minutes well spent.

 

Is the Salvation Army Rehab Right for You?

Anyone, rich or poor, can get addiction treatment at the Salvation Army. They do good work and Good Works, and they don’t get the recognition they deserve.

Here’s a testimonial video of a woman describing how the Salvation Army helped her get her life and her Faith back on track.

As a Faith based organization, they aren’t a perfect fit for everyone, but for a lot of us out there who sometimes need a little help, they are always there.

If you need help, remember that with places like the Salvation Army running treatment programs across the country, a lack of funds is no excuse to keep on using.

It’s a nice story of a woman who got the help she needed and made it through.

Anyone, rich or poor, can get addiction treatment at the Salvation Army. They do good work and Good Works, and they don’t get the recognition they deserve.

Here’s a testimonial video of a woman describing how the Salvation Army helped her get her life and her Faith back on track.

As a Faith based organization, they aren’t a perfect fit for everyone, but for a lot of us out there who sometimes need a little help, they are always there.

If you need help, remember that with places like the Salvation Army running treatment programs across the country, a lack of funds is no excuse to keep on using.

It’s a nice story of a woman who got the help she needed and made it through.

Spend a Few Weeks Living Like a Meth Addict While Watching This Video – Sad but Human

Meth makes people disappear. Loved ones addicted to meth may live in the same town, yet for all the real contact we have with them, they may as well be on the moon. And this can be very tough for anyone who has never been sucked into that life to understand.

This documentary follows a few lives in a small community of meth addicts in Australia. It follows them during week long binges and crashes – in and out of jail, and hospital, and although it’s pretty disturbing at times, it’s not a movie that’s trying to "scare anyone straight". It’s not yet another "faces of meth" variation.

These Australian addicts look and act the same as binging meth addicts anywhere and yet through the erratic behavior and shocking health consequences, the people shine through as people, not just junkies. The film humanizes the people of meth addiction as it reveals a very different, and devastating, lifestyle.

Captivating and educating and sad – and very worth spending a few minutes to watch [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY_vwZyye2U&hl=en%5DPart 2
Part 3 Part 4Part 5

Meth makes people disappear. Loved ones addicted to meth may live in the same town, yet for all the real contact we have with them, they may as well be on the moon. And this can be very tough for anyone who has never been sucked into that life to understand.

This documentary follows a few lives in a small community of meth addicts in Australia. It follows them during week long binges and crashes – in and out of jail, and hospital, and although it’s pretty disturbing at times, it’s not a movie that’s trying to “scare anyone straight”. It’s not yet another “faces of meth” variation.

These Australian addicts look and act the same as binging meth addicts anywhere and yet through the erratic behavior and shocking health consequences, the people shine through as people, not just junkies. The film humanizes the people of meth addiction as it reveals a very different, and devastating, lifestyle.

Captivating and educating and sad – and very worth spending a few minutes to watch:


Part 1

 


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5

Boot Camp – Marching and Push-Ups as Addiction Treatment?

Can troubled teens be "scared straight"? Do Boot Camps and Military Style Schools work?

No, not really. Apparently, standing over teens and yelling at them doesn’t work very well to stop them from misbehaving once you’re not there to stand over and yell at them any more.

Multi state studies that compared the effectiveness of boot camps to incarceration found that unless the boot camp programs offered a significant amount of therapy, they were no better than straight jail time for reducing recidivism. Boot camps alone seemed largely a waste of time.

So if…

Military style boot camps alone don’t work

Military style boot camps with lots of therapy work better

Why not just skip the push ups and marching part of it all, and send troubled kids to a program where they’ll get the therapeutic programming they need, and get it all day long?

When our kids are in trouble – why should we tear them down when we really need to build them up?

Fact Source http://dsp-psd.tpsgc.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/bp426-e.htm

Can troubled teens be "scared straight"? Do Boot Camps and Military Style Schools work?

No, not really. Apparently, standing over teens and yelling at them doesn’t work very well to stop them from misbehaving once you’re not there to stand over and yell at them any more.

Multi state studies that compared the effectiveness of boot camps to incarceration found that unless the boot camp programs offered a significant amount of therapy, they were no better than straight jail time for reducing recidivism. Boot camps alone seemed largely a waste of time.

So if…

Military style boot camps alone don’t work

Military style boot camps with lots of therapy work better

Why not just skip the push ups and marching part of it all, and send troubled kids to a program where they’ll get the therapeutic programming they need, and get it all day long?

When our kids are in trouble – why should we tear them down when we really need to build them up?

Fact Source http://dsp-psd.tpsgc.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/bp426-e.htm