Adults, Teenagers, Trauma, Young Adults

The 8 Phases of EMDR: An Adventure to Emotional Healing & Recovery

Let's talk about the fascinating therapy approach known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (or EMDR, for short). It involves a structured progression through eight distinct phases. Sound like a lot?! Well therapy doesn't have to be intimidating or boring. I like to think of these phases as different parts of an exciting opportunity to embark on a journey of personal growth with the guidance of a skilled therapist. So, let's buckle up and embark on this ride through the eight phases of EMDR therapy.

Family Therapy, Trauma

Encanto: A Disney Movie About Family Dynamics

I've seen Disney Pixar address individual mental health topics before. But unlike these other movies, Encanto highlights the intricacies of family dynamics. The movie explains how family patterns can impact both individual mental health and overall family functioning. It's no wonder that I have brought up Encanto in nearly every family therapy session this week! So let's dig in: here are seven (and there are more but theres only so much time) family therapy themes that can be found in Disney's charming and poignant movie, Encanto!