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Steps to Mindful Living

Saturday, 08 December 2018 by

Steps to Mindful Living By Jeff Dwarshuis LMSW, ACSW   Mindfulness is the act of intentionally living with awareness in the current moment and striving for its benefits of decreased stress and increased happiness, mind control and emotional regulation. Often times when people are not mindful they are focusing on both the past and the

  Managing Resistance in Children and in Adult Relationships By Jeff Dwarshuis LMSW ACSW    Resistance is an important topic in parenting and relationships since it distances a person from using directives for their own benefit. Milton Erickson MD, credited as the creator of modern hypnotherapy and family therapy, developed theories about human resistance and

Integrated EMDR for Codependency

Sunday, 04 November 2018 by

Integrated EMDR for Codependency By Jeff Dwarshuis LMSW ACSW   Integrated EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment method that dramatically reduces or eliminates the negative impacts of traumatic memory leading to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Therapists have expanded the use of EMDR to include other presenting concerns besides PTSD such as

EMDR for Addictions

Saturday, 20 October 2018 by

  EMDR for Addictions By Jeff Dwarshuis LMSW ACSW   EMDR and Brain Functioning  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment method used to quickly and effectively eliminate the negative impacts of traumatic memory. EMDR is a neurobiological intervention that makes use of eye movements to facilitate a physiological impact on brain functioning

EMDR Successes for 2017

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 by

2017 EMDR Successes by Jeff Dwarshuis LMSW ACSW Thank you to all of you for the referrals. Here is a list of some of the presenting problems (referrals) that were successfully treated with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) since the beginning months of 2017 Adult Anxiety and Marital Discord due to child neglect and

EMDR Successes for 2016

Monday, 27 February 2017 by

  2016 EMDR Successes by Jeff Dwarshuis LMSW ACSW   Thank you to all of you for the referrals. Here is a list of some of the presenting problems (referrals) that were successfully treated with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) since the beginning months of 2016.   Adult Anxiety and Panic due to a

  Integrated EMDR For Child Abuse – Part 3  By Jeff Dwarshuis LMSW ACSW This is the third article in a three part series on the use of EMDR for child abuse. Part One and Part Two of this series explained the patterns of Ambivalent Attachment and The Locus of Control Shift and how the

Integrated EMDR For Child Abuse – Part 2  By Jeff Dwarshuis LMSW ACSW As explained in Part One of this series, a person who has a history of child abuse will often develop two relational and cognitive problems called “Ambivalent Attachment” and “The Locus of Control Shift”. These are both unconscious and expected reactions to

  Integrated EMDR For Child Abuse – Part 1  By Jeff Dwarshuis LMSW ACSW    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed by Francine Shapiro in 1989 and is used as a method of treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (See blog article “What is EMDR?”) Over time, researchers and therapists expanded the use

Integrated EMDR for Relationships

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 by

  Integrated EMDR for Relationships By Jeff Dwarshuis LMSW ACSW   Imago Therapy  Imago Therapy was developed by Harville Hendrix as a type of Marital Therapy. It is recognized as a highly effective relational intervention because of its unique approach to understanding the nature of human attraction as well as its practical methods of relational

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