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Posts Tagged ‘Trauma’

Psychotherapy and the Brain

Psychotherapy and the Brain

NeuroScience, Psychotherapy and the Brain  Neuroscience surprisingly teaches us that not only is psychotherapy purely biological, but it is the only real biological treatment. It addresses the brain in the way it actually develops, matures, and operates.  It follows the principles of evolutionary adaptation. It is consonant with genetics. And it specifically heals the problematic…

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What is a Nervous Breakdown

Nervous Breakdown what is it?

What is a Nervous Breakdown or Mental Breakdown ?  Nervous breakdown and mental breakdown are very outdated terms still used by the lay person typically describing emotional or physical stress that makes someone unable to function in day-to-day life. Though once used as umbrella term for a wide range of mental illnesses, mental health professionals…

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Concierge Psychotherapy and Coaching

Concierge Psychotherapy and Coaching

Concierge Psychotherapy and Coaching If your status, lifestyle, public profile, schedule, or employment do not allow you to seek typical psychotherapy in a crowded therapy office, then concierge therapy and coaching is for you. Dr. Shawna Freshwater provides VIP concierge psychotherapy, counseling, coaching, and healing to the most elite members of society. Dr. Freshwater is…

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Stress Risk Autoimmune diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases: Long-term psychological stress can deteriorate multiple bodily systems. Stress hormone levels are elevated and the autonomic nervous system (ANS) becomes dysregulated resulting in impairment of immune system functioning.   Stress can lead to increased autoimmune disease activity and trigger exacerbations of autoimmune diseases or make individuals more prone to acquiring…

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Stress Anxiety

3 Types of Stress and Health Hazards

Stress is a feeling that people have when they are struggling to cope with challenges related to finances, work, relationships, environment, and other situations. Moreover, stress is felt when an individual perceives a real or imagined challenge or threat to a their well-being. People often use the word stress interchangeably with anxiety, feeling anxious, fearful,…

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