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EMDR and Spirituality

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in and spirituality, EMDR

Emdr and Spirituality seem to be connected one way or the other.  I took time to study the link between the two as I document every stage of my finding.  The documentation was in reference to one of my friend that was undergoing the psychotherapy treatment to treat his post traumatic stress disease and an individual that volunteered to be treated spiritually by a high priest.  Both treatment commenced the same month.  To be sure I was going to get the best result, I made sure my friend never met the other individual who volunteered to be treated spirituality by the said high priest.  Everyday;I recorded their feedback and to my surprise, the description from both of them were similar.

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We all know that most people who have experienced some sort of traumatic torture in their life end up acting like a psycho if their problems are not addressed quickly.  One thing I learned with time is the fact that people tend to make their love ones feel the pain they felt by making them miserable.  It might not be true in all cases; this is simply my observation.

 

Emdr and Spirituality Experiment

We all know that most people who have experienced some sort of traumatic torture in their life end up acting like a psycho if their problems are not addressed quickly.  One thing I learned with time is the fact that people tend to make their love ones feel the pain they felt by making them miserable.  It might not be true in all cases; this is simply my observation.

The fact that the individual who volunteered, and my friend never met each other before but yet they shared similar results made me believe that the interpretation of EMDR is directly proportional to spirituality from a celestial 3D world.  EMDR is to reduce or eliminate past traumatic effects on an individual; stuck or resident in some part of the memory according to Francine Shapiro, a practise of psychotherapy.

Spirituality have different definitions as well as the therapy behind the eye movement desensitization, one reflect divinity as a religion, while the other makes good use of reprocessing technics, which in turn is psychotherapy.  Many tribes from different country have been using this process to heal their loved ones who have gone through severe trauma, long before Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. discovered the theory behind the eye movement reprocessing process.  Those tribes uses spirituality as mysticism, which is their believe in voodoo cult, and communicate with the spirits of the shrine.

Combining emdr study with spirituality is a whole different ball game because although emdr has to do more about physiotherapy which in turn is an enhanced and buffered systemic hypnotism while spiritualism on the other hand has to do more about psychology.   The definition of this divine topic is clearly distinguishable from the unique perspective of the individuals and the tribe – (some of the tribes to define the word as reciting incantations to invoke the spirits), location, language, and many other criteria, the definition makes sense .

The definition of mysticism or deep and can not be removed or adequately dealt with this page, if you wanted.  A few populace think it’s’ the art of making and applying the body to fast and pray, but a group of elite think it is a combination of everything above and beyond.  No matter how you read a meaning to the emdr and spirituality definition, the consistency of the existence of the co-ordination of man to determine the definition of human behavior and secular, which in today’s world, so we are connected.  The act of spiritualism allows us to be interconnected.  All things are connected in one way or another, the web, people (living or dead), the land within the earth and its fullness; and so on.

Emdr and spiritualism compared to emdr is the mechanism that drives our ego to reset our memory or abstain from doing things from the past.  We are indirectly controlled by this actions, and combined with a heavenly power that no one can be moved, the force is familiar with the power to prepare.  My experiment actually made me understand so many things about who we are and how so little things can make big differences in our lives.

Originally posted 2011-02-04 10:54:21.

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Emdr Therapy Side Effects

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in EMDR, side effects

SIDE EFFECTS OF EMDR

EMDR side effects – emdr therapy has become an innovative option for treating or reducing conditions associated with anxiety, depression, and in some cases abuse or breach of trust suffered by some individuals.  As with any treatment in life, there is always side effects or risk associated with the form of treatment.  It might not be much, but it will exist in one way or the other.

These emdr side effect risks are more pronounced to those who practice self EMDR therapy and could make the mental disorder much more severe.  One of the most common side effects associated with EMDR is the onset or increase in fear and distress.
The process, as I can understand is designed for you to face your fear from the past and overcome it.  Destroy it from that part of your memory.

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This form of therapy is designed to minimize and resolve other emotions, thereby making the patients distressed.  Never perform the EMDR therapy by yourself as you tend to loose focus on the technique and, as a result, you may lose focus or concentration on the task at hand which could worsen your mental situation.

According to EMDR Institute Inc,  as with any form of psychotherapy, it may lead to a temporary increase in distress. So far, according to EMDR Institute, it has been noted that patients that underwent the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing treatment have distressing and unresolved memories which may emerge occasionally.

Some unexpected results may occur during or after emdr therapy that was not part of the plan, reactions like having a high level of sensitivity or emotions or some physical sensations. Subsequent to the treatment session, the processing of incidents/material may continue, and other dreams, memories feelings, etc., may emerge.

According to this emdr side effects mentioned above, I would really suggest that any potential patient should properly disclose previous trauma that could aid or assist the EMDR therapist in making a proper care plan.

I try my best possible to update this page as soon as I hear or read something of value about the side effects of emdr therapy/ treatment, so make sure you bookmark this page for easy future access.

Originally posted 2011-02-03 19:30:14.

On The Road To Mental Health: How To Beat Depression

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in Depression, EMDR

How To Beat Depression –  There are three different kinds of depression.

Types of Depression

There is significant depression which is a common type of depression. There is dysthymia – This is a common type of depression that you may not know. There is postpartum depression that occurs after having a baby in the form of sadness. Also there is seasonal affective disorder (SAD), extreme winter weariness, atypical depression – A misunderstood type of standards, psychotic depression – losing touch with reality, bipolar disorder – from high to low (and back to high again), premenstrual dysphoric disorder – when depression strikes women once a month, situational depression – when life gets you down.

Depression

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Note:

  • Bipolar I and II disorders Bipolar I and bipolar II disorders include mood swings that range from highs (hypomania or mania) to lows (major depression). It’s hard to differentiate between bipolar disorder and depression because most people don’t see their doctor when they have high or elated moods; they only seek medical treatment for the low, depressive feelings.
  • Cyclothymic disorder Cyclothymic disorder involves slightly milder highs and lows than those of bipolar I or bipolar II disorders.
  • Persistent depressive disorder Often referred to as dysthymia; the persistent depressive disorder is a long-term but less-severe type of depression. This milder depressive disorder can be chronic and keep you from living your life as an average person.
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder This type of depression is triggered by hormonal changes about seven days before, and three days after the onset of your period. After your period, the depressive feelings go away.
  • Other depression disorders Other types of depression are caused by using recreational drugs, some prescribed medications, or another medical condition.

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You must work to overcome your depression, no matter your depression type. Here is some advice that you’re going to be able to use to get through these times.

Do not allow depression to keep you from your regular work and social activities. You may not feel up to doing many things when you are feeling depressed, but it is essential to maintain your friendships. Nevertheless, don’t stop doing them. You want to make sure that you keep your normal activities. Falling out of your regular life routines can make you feel even more depressed.

To help you manage your depression symptoms, you should aim to meditate regularly. The study of many positive effects of medication shows the most essential being mood elevation and the lowering of blood pressure.

Don’t be afraid to seek help from every avenue that might offer it. Finding others who understand what you are going through can help, just through general conversation or sharing solutions to the problems posed by depression.

If you struggle with depression, try leaving that past behind and jump into the future instead. The future provides a source of hope for the depressed and can help you live your life better.

Having some fresh cut flowers displayed in your home will help you cheer up a little. The smells and colors are pleasant to species like humans. You should try to use this to your advantage by having fresh flowers.

Take any prescriptions precisely as your doctor instructed you. Avoid over or undertaking the medications and stick to your doctor’s directions. Avoid stopping the medicines without first consulting your doctor to avoid dangerous reactions. You will find that some drugs need to be weaned off of – if you stop them right away it can negatively affect you.

Add more hobbies Your your daily regimen. Getting interested in an activity that’s new can help you not to think about problems while keeping you entertained. Birdhouse making, wood carving, and sewing are all hobbies that can help to ease your depression.

When you feel depressed, do not alienate your friends because this act is the worst thing that you can do when you are sad; you need to surround yourself with loved ones. Doing this minimizes the time you have available to feel lonely and depressed.

Think about joining an online forum to help with depression. Since you can be anonymous, you may have an easier time explaining yourself. Many people make lovely friends while discussing your depression with others.

Take the time understand the diagnosis of depression. Depression comes in two forms, physical and psychological. Experiencing periods of stress can cause your brain to decrease the amount of serotonin it produces. The reduced amount of serotonin that your brain produces can lead to increased feelings of depression. Prescription anti-depressants are useful for combating the amount of serotonin that your brain produces because these drugs will stimulate your brain into producing more serotonin.

You can naturally increase serotonin levels rather than depending on anti-depressant drugs to restore them to functioning standards that your brain need. Stimulants like caffeine or alcohol should be strictly avoided, and a healthy lifestyle should be encouraged.

Always try to remain positive in any situation so that you can reduce negativity and eliminate depression from your life. Keeping a positive frame of mind in challenging conditions can make it easier for you to come up with workable solutions.

You should always be eating at least three meals each day, especially if you’re depressed. When you’re depressed, you often lose your appetite; however, not eating enough causes you to become more depressed because your motivation and energy levels will decrease. Your body is not able to function at its full potential if you aren’t eating well. Your body will get its necessary energy if you eat regular meals. So eat regularly.

Maintain positivity at all times. To maintain positivity is not always simple to do, because the mind may already be trained to focus on the negative. Try jotting down the thoughts you have so you can put down what makes you feel bad into words. Sometimes it helps to vent your feelings because it can be cathartic to express them.

There are a variety of treatments for the type of depressions that exist, but the key is treatment. Treat your depression adequately to prevent your condition from lingering.

Conclusion About how to cure Depression

I hope I have been able to share some useful information with you. Try to use the information given here and say goodbye to depression.

EMDR

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in EMDR

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR – You might want to ask yourself, what exactly is this emdr? it is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. It uses a structured approach to address past, present, and future aspects of disturbing memories. The approach was developed by Francine Shapiro to resolve the development of trauma-related disorders as resulting from exposure to a traumatic or distressing event, such as rape or military combat.

EMDR Process

When a person recalls a distressing memory, the person can re-experience what they saw, heard, smelt, tasted or felt, which can be intense. By alternating left-right stimulation of the brain with eye movements, patients can stimulate the “frozen” information processing system. During the process, the distressing memories seem to lose their intensity so that the memories are less distressing and seem more like ‘ordinary’ memories.

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Trauma-related disorders could be as a result of a traumatic or distressing event, such as rape or military combat.  I’ll be discussing the military combat which is what really interests me. Are our veterans really being treated fairly when it comes to trauma, PTSD and the side effects of war? Does this so-called emdr really work? Although I have heard of cases where clinics use the emdr for other purposes, other than what has mentioned above, since it is not official, I will not mention it here.

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy process and procedures, according to Francine Shapiro involves eight phases to have a complete and effective emdr treatment.   This phases or seasons are taking patient history, discussing the overall treatment plan, identify the patient safe place, to serve as a reset mode when or during unbearable reminders of the past traumatic events, identifying the negative cognition, the installation phase, identifying pain or discomfort, debriefing, and re-evaluation.

As long as traumatic memories go unprocessed, they may be triggered by experiences or interactions in your current life, shifting and coloring your perceptions. Some people need more than conversations and replacement thoughts to resolve what is happening in their minds and bodies. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR psychotherapy, provides a proven therapeutic alternative

 

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Originally posted 2011-01-15 20:50:50.

Best Depression Treatment

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in Treatment Services

Best Depression Treatment – Anxiety therapy and medication seems to have always worked when it comes to treating depression related to PTSD

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days. When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her. Depression is a common but serious illness, and most who experience it need treatment to get better. The good news is that depression, even the most severe cases, is a highly treatable disorder.

Screening
You may be wondering if you have symptoms of Depression. One way of determining that is to take a brief confidential and anonymous screen. Only you will see the results of the brief screen. None of the results are stored or sent anywhere. You can choose to print a copy of the results for your own records or to give to your physician or a mental health professional.

VA Programs & Services

A number of depression treatments are available. Medication and psychological counseling (psychotherapy) are very effective for most people. There are also many types of professionals who treat depression. A good place to start is with your primary care physician. In some cases, a primary care physician can prescribe medication to relieve depression symptoms. However, if treatment by your physician does not help you, the next step is to see a mental health professional.

In addition to medications, psychotherapy can be very effective in the treatment of depression. In fact, evidence-based psychotherapies are among the most effective treatments for depression. The following evidence-based psychotherapies have been found to be effective in treating depression. One or more of them can be found at your local VA Medical Center.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-D)

CBT is a structured, time-limited psychotherapy that helps individuals develop more balanced and helpful thoughts about themselves, others, and the future. CBT also helps individuals spend more time engaging in pleasurable or productive activities. CBT helps individuals to achieve personal goals and solve problems by learning and practicing new skills.

I am interested in learning more about CBT-D

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT-D)

ACT is a psychotherapy based on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which help individuals overcome their struggle with emotional pain and worry by encouraging them to take active steps to move forward. ACT helps individuals recognize, commit to, and achieve what matters most to them in life.

I am a interested in learning more about ACT-D

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a treatment for depression that focuses on the relationships that may be the cause or the result of depression. IPT helps individuals to understand the connection between their depression and current relationship problems. It also helps individuals build social skills to deal better with problems. This helps to improve how someone feels as well and the quality of their life.

I am interested in learning more about IPT

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/depression.asp).  The anxiety therapy is not new.

 

PTSD and Best Depression Treatment

Anxiety Therapy – Best Depression and PTSD Treatment

Best Depression Treatment

Articles & Fact Sheets

  • What is Major Depression?: A VA Fact Sheet providing information on: basic facts, symptoms, treatments, and information for families (2011).
  • Depression After Brain Injury: A guide for patients and their caregivers from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
  • Depression: A detailed booklet with information on symptoms, causes, treatments, getting help and coping (2007).
  • Depression (Easy to Read): An easy-to-read booklet that explains what depression is, how long it lasts and how to get help (2007).
  • Older Adults and Depression: A brief statistical fact sheet on depression and suicide in older adults, with information on treatments and suicide prevention (2003).
  • Late Life Depression: According to the VA’s National Registry for Depression, 11% of Veterans aged 65 years and older have a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, a rate more than twice that found in the general population of adults aged 65 and older.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as “winter depression,” is not pure seasonal depression, but seasonal worsening of pre-existing depression. It is defined as “recurring depression with seasonal onset and remission,” mostly affecting people who already have depression.

 

Resources

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Depression: A grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Provides information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and more.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – Depression: A national organization whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. Provides information on signs, symptoms, treatment, clinical trials and more.
  • Mental Health America (MHA) – Depression: A nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. Provides a number of factsheets on depression such as: Depression: What You Need to Know and Signs of Depression Checklist.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – Depression: A national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. Provides information on symptoms and types of depression, as well as a few brochures such as: Myths and Facts about Depression and Bipolar Disorder.

If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please call the Veterans Crisis line 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or visit their website at www.veteranscrisisline.net/.

Originally posted 2017-11-07 09:34:34.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in drug and alcohol rehab

What Kind of Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Are There?

By Milfred Kennelly | Submitted On November 09, 2010

Drug And Alcohol Rehab – What do you think of when you hear the word “drug and alcohol rehab centers”? You may think all drug and alcohol rehab centers are alike, but the truth is that they’re not. There are different types, and they serve different types of needs. Some provide posh accommodations complete with generously stocked refrigerators, luxury bedrooms and over-friendly staff to make your whole stay vacation-like. Then, there are those that resemble hospitals.

In the past, most drug and rehab centers were only a few steps away from resembling jails. They looked like a prison and they felt like the prison, except that you could always leave at any time. Of course, if you did, you might never be let in again. However, you won’t necessarily be suffering when you are in rehab, although you will find yourself working harder than ever before.

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There are drug and alcohol rehab centers that are solely for alcoholics, and then there are those that take in only the users of a certain drug. There are also treatment centers that take in only repeat visitors, women, men, teenagers, the elderly, or people who don’t just suffer drug and alcohol addiction, but also psychological problems.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab CentersAdditionally, there are rehab centers for people of a certain religion and centers for those who do not want religion to play any part of their rehabilitation. Many treatment centers are anchored on the “twelve-step” program. For the “twelve-step” program to be effective, you would have to believe in a “higher power”. If this doesn’t cut it for you, try a treatment center that offers an alternative system to get the same message across.

One specific example of religion-specific drug and alcohol rehab centers are Christian-based rehabs. Naturally, these programs have a lot of religious elements involved, which is why as I have stressed before, they are not for everyone. If you do not believe in the core principles of the religion involved, then the specially designed treatment course will not be effective on you.

For the most part, drug and alcohol rehab centers are classified according to the principles behind the treatment. For example, there are centers that follow a client-centered approach. There are also centers that follow the many different paradigms for psychoanalytic treatment. Then, there are the hybrids. These are the drug and alcohol rehab centers that combine at least two different schools of thought where rehabilitation is concerned.

When you are getting treatment, you can choose to either be an inpatient or an outpatient. Experts recommend residential programs because these are far more intensive and usually more effective. In any case, given how varied treatment approaches are, it’s important to do a little research on the drug and alcohol rehab centers that are on your shortlist. Go ahead and do this. Get in touch with the centers that you are considering, and talk to them about what methods they use for treatment and if it fits in with your belief system. Once you know what to expect, you will see that no matter what substance you are addicted to, there are people who can help.

Milfred Kennelly is a writer and researcher on drug and alcohol rehab centers. Learn how you can fight addiction and help yourself or a loved one start the necessary journey to recovery using the Recovery Ways system: recoveryaddictiontreatment.com.

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Tips on How to Go About the Drug and Alcohol Rehab Process

By Nelson Kana | Submitted On March 25, 2010

After the great achievement of starting the substance free life comes one other very delicate part of the journey to complete drug and alcohol rehab. Let’s agree on the fact that there is a great difference between taking the decision to do away with addicting substances and to effectively keeping them away from you. In all the cases there is always a starting point without which we would never talk about drug and alcohol rehab.

Keeping a drug and alcohol-free life consists of all the initiatives that one undertakes to avoid falling back into dependence. In the past when the substance abuse was still a very rare phenomenon, all the main efforts put in place so far to try to fight it was to prove its harmful effects. Today it has been established that more efforts have to be put in the second part of drug and alcohol rehab process which is to live the substance free life.

In order to be sure of where we are going it is important to know what exactly we want. Most of the people who go through drug and alcohol rehab seem to miss the point because once they stop consuming substances, their enemy becomes their body reactions to this break. Since the body reactions will only cease after a given period of time after the last intake, it turns out to be like fighting the wrong enemy without success. This usually causes most people who engage in drug and alcohol rehab to give up after a short period of time.

Drug_and_Alcohol_Rehab_CentersIn the process of drug and alcohol rehab, these body reactions are termed drug withdrawal. Depending on the particular substance it is important to know the expected symptoms of the withdrawal. Though most of them can be dealt with by simple perseverance some can be treated with medication. The chemical treatment, in this case, will just serve like the pain killers does when we have a headache that is not really solving the problem at the source. Therefore we are left with developing the new habit of living without drugs.

Let’s put all together with our goal in drug and alcohol rehab.

Overcoming the withdrawal symptoms
Developing the drug-free life style
The question left should be how do we develop this life style? Let’s examine the different things that influence our life style. As we live each day we gather information from all our five senses that are we gather images, sounds, scents, tastes and feelings from our skin. In the same way that a set information caused one to be addicted, we have to put together another set information to will produce the reverse effect. To make it plain with an example, if a person decides to stop tobacco consumption and then goes to places where he sees people smoking and even catches the scent of cigarette, this person is very likely to fall back into dependence because the more you get information about something the more you are urged to do that thing. A better situation would be if the person were surrounded by all sort of information that suggests a complete drug-free life then these would ease the persons passage to detoxification.

Drug and alcohol rehab requires that an addict should stay away from all sort of images, sounds, tastes, feelings, and scents that suggest drug and alcohol addiction as much as possible. This is somehow why some people reported about their failures in their complete detoxification. It takes much support from family and friends to be able to complete the process. However, it worth taking that step because it is better to be able to choose what pleases you and chose when you want to get pleasure from it than to be controlled by drugs. It should be noted however that there is no guarantee that following these rules will secure your drug and alcohol rehab process. For generations now it has been known that if there be any thing man cannot do then God can do it for you. The only thing man can do is to suggest treatment but God is the only one who heals.

Nelson Kana is currently a Youth Worker in a local Youth Ministry in Cameroon and has been carrying out researches on drug and alcohol rehab [http://www.drugandalcoholrehab.ebottabi.com/]

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Originally posted 2017-08-27 20:36:29.

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