EMDR Introduction…What Is It?

 EMDR:   Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a fairly new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy. It’s growing in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I had briefly looked into EMDR when I found my therapist. When I was looking her up I had noticed it was one of her specialties. Even a ...

Bodhi Yoga: A Soul Awakening Expeirence

  Bodhi (Sanskrit: बोधि; and Pali) in Buddhism is the understanding possessed by a Buddha regarding the true nature of things. It is traditionally translated into English with the word enlightenment, although its literal meaning is closer to “awakening.” The verbal root “budh” means to awaken.-Wikipedia            I woke up with a good feeling ...

Buddha’s Story: Suddharhta

Suddharhta: The Story of Buddha I was struggling with my own religion a couple years ago. The story of Suddharhta really intrigued me. I wanted to learn everything.  YouTube videos, the internet and books have been my sources for this summary of Suddharhta’s life.   The Man Who Went From Riches to Rags By Choice What truly ...

PTSD: My Window into Understanding

Walk a Mile In His Combat Boots   This blog post is about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. I have suffered with mental illness since I could remember. There was no name for what I was feeling, but the feelings were always there. I refused to talk to waitresses until I was 18. Ordering at lunchtime at ...

Yefim Shubentsov: The Mad Russian

My friend mentioned that she was going to see somewhat of a hypnotist, Yefim Shubentsov. He helps people quit smoking. He also helps over eaters, addicts, and pain suffers. After paying $65 dollars and spending her day in Brookline Ma. Her smile and an empowerment to never smoke again were contagious. She described the experience ...