Cultivating Courage


Can I do EMDR online?

A question I am frequently asked is, “Can EMDR be done online?” The answer is yes, it can! Over recent years various online EMDR platforms emerged, making trauma and EMDR work more accessible than ever before. What is EMDR? EMDR is shorthand for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy and is a therapeutic model developed by …

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Anxiety and Avoidance: The Self-fulfilling Prophecy

Anxiety and avoidance are best friends when it comes to keeping someone stuck. First, let’s talk about ANXIETY. Anxiety lives in the body and the brain. For example, people who struggle with anxiety may notice physical symptoms such as upset stomach, muscle tension, feeling on edge, headaches, and shallow breathing. Additionally, the mind can be …

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What is Empathy? Empathy is “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.” ( Also, empathy is distinctly different from sympathy. Watch the fun, short clip below to understand how: Furthermore, empathy is a skill that can be developed.  Dr. Brené Brown …

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