calm female couple lying in water This study found that communicating and describing to your partner what you’re aiming for or seeking — it may concern your personal goals, your work, your desires – tends to evoke the same desires in your partner, in his or her own way. And that creates a greater senseContinue Reading Increasing the amount of time spent asleep immediately after a traumatic experience may ease any negative consequences, suggests a new study conducted by researchers at Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Published today in Scientific Reports, the study helps build a case for the use of sleepContinue Reading While convenient for the novel or television show to have a character “fixed” in a session or two, it doesn’t work that way in real life. The average session is around 50 to 60 minutes and the first session is basically an intake and getting acquainted session. To get toContinue Reading Sometimes people seem to think that sexually abused males are defective and toxic because they were sexually abused. Or maybe people think they were defective and toxic before the abuse, and that’s why the abuse occurred. Neither belief is true, of course. But people nonetheless think this way. Unfortunately,Continue Reading 7. “What happened to you is real.” “I wish somebody had told me how real it was. How bad it was. I was drugged and didn’t remember much, and tried to push away what I did remember. Three weeks later, I tried to take my own life.” — JulieContinue Reading Even worse, when sexually abused males do choose to talk about their abuse, they don’t always garner the empathetic and supportive response they need, because all of us—even therapists—are trapped in the man rules to some degree. Even highly trained clinicians have societally influenced expectations, sometimes thinking that sexuallyContinue Reading Horse Sense works with the dynamics of the horse and human interaction, where we help create a sense of unity within. Connecting to our core self, to our whānau, friends and to our natural environment. We invite you to join us for an integrative experience and re-connection with yourselfContinue Reading A therapist typically observes what patients are seeing while they navigate the virtual experience. They can coach a patient to take on increasingly difficult challenges while making sure that the person does not become overwhelmed. To do so, some therapists may connect the subject to physiological monitoring devices; othersContinue Reading I have interviewed dozens of adult victims of childhood sexual abuse in my work for The Washington Post. In those conversations, I have found these survivors to be just as varied and unique in their motives, attitudes and intentions as anyone else. Some of them are angry about whatContinue Reading