Recognizing PTSD in Women: Signs and Symptoms

“Research indicates that women are twice as likely to develop PTSD, experience a longer duration of posttraumatic symptoms and display more sensitivity to stimuli that remind them of the trauma.Although women are at greater risk for negative consequences following...

10 Tips for Better Couples Communication

There is no secret formula for relationship success.  But there is a not-so-secret foundation for relationship satisfaction:  communication. Developing healthy communication is an ongoing, never-ending process. It is also the closest thing we have to a universal truth...

PTSD Recovery: 3 Ways to Support Your Healing

There are many valuable approaches for addressing PTSD. A powerful starting point is to focus on the issues and challenges that accompany the letter “T” in the disorder’s full name: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The source of this disorder is trauma. How trauma...

Depression vs. Grief: What is the Difference?

Thanks to the advent of the Internet, more of us know about mental illnesses, their symptoms and causes, as well as their treatment. This increased awareness has helped millions of people better understand themselves and get help when it’s needed. However, there is...

What is Somatic Therapy and How Does It Work?

By now, you have probably heard or seen the phrase “mind-body” many times. It’s good that more people are seeking more connections but, in reality, the mind and body are already connected. The body, which is often neglected in traditional psychotherapy, comes front...

7 Depression Symptoms: Effective Treatment Can Help

Depression is a serious mental illness that too often goes undiagnosed and untreated. If you think you’re struggling with depression, read below about 7 depression symptoms and how effective treatment can help. 1. Feelings of numbness At times, depression comes across...

How Childhood Trauma Can Impact Your Adult Relationships

Healing your past can involve multiple approaches.  At times, we might dwell far too much on perceived failures, letdowns, and missed chances.  The common (and often best) advice is to try moving on. However, there are past events that need far more attention and...

Want to Relieve Your Stress, Anxiety or Depression? Try Forest Bathing

A guest post by Cat Pantaleo, Certified Forest Therapy Guide Imagine a world in which people were less anxious, more relaxed, caring and alive. A world in which humans were connected to their innate compassionate nature  -Cat Pantaleo, Certified Forest Therapy Guide  ...

Depression Feeds on Withdrawal – 5 Ways to Overcome Social Isolation

People who have depression often feel withdrawn and isolated from others. This not only negatively impacts relationships, this isolation can also make the depression worse. Does this sound like you? There are things that you can do to counter the impact of depression...